Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Just bennies, no cash 

The IFO -- the union that covers all the state universities and technical colleges in Minnesota -- has offered a wage freeze in return for keeping health benefits untouched. We are told the negotiators for the state were unable to reach those who could sign off to accept the deal, which might indicate the negotiators want the deal. This offer by IFO had been under a gag order until today. They are suggesting that the four negotiators, including the system chancellor, are not reachable. I suggest calling those state troopers in Texas who went looking for Democratic state senators.