From the News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh:
The sponsor of state legislation that would transfer thousands of UNC system workers to a new UNC-led personnel system says the bill would include guidelines protecting workers’ rights and benefits ... Opponents of the bill say including eight principles in the legislation isn’t enough. .. The bill would replace laws with words, which isn’t good enough in a state that bans public unions and has reneged on workers’ rights before, said David Zonderman, a history professor at N.C. State University. “The lesson of history in this state is when workers’ rights are withdrawn, they are very rarely given back,” he said.
“If anything, employees’ benefits rights would be enhanced under an arrangement from the university system, rather than a big amorphous state government system,” Sen. Richard Stevens, a Wake County Republican who introduced Senate Bill 575, said.
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