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The Roundup: Highest-paid local-agency workers in Sacramento region; NM battle over union dues collection

03/19/2014 9:51 AM

03/19/2014 9:52 AM

Governor wants NM to stop collecting union dues -

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Contract talks with state employee unions are at an impasse because New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wants the state to stop collecting union dues through withdrawals from employees' paychecks, the governor said.

See the 1,000 highest-paid local government employees in Sacramento County -

The 1,000 highest-paid city, county and special district workers in Sacramento County earned an average of $172,000 in wages during 2012, roughly triple the county's median household income, according to new state data.

North Carolina Union Calls for Probe of Pension Fees - Bloomberg News

An investigator for North Carolina’s public employees’ union asked the state auditor to look into what it called hundreds of millions of dollars of undisclosed fees paid by the government’s pension.

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