Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Costello Takes On Public Employee Unions

State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has set up a nonprofit advocacy organization whose primary purpose appears to be taking on public employee unions.

Speaking in Tulsa on Tuesday, Costello said "Parity in Oklahoma" seeks to exempt all state workers from merit protection for the first three years of employment and to outlaw the practice of allowing state workers to have union and association dues deducted from their paychecks.

The Oklahoma City Republican, in his first year as labor commissioner, told the Republican Women's Club of Tulsa County he was "surprised by the competence and continuity" of some Labor Department employees, but added "there is some comparison between bureaucrats and feral hogs."

Read Randy Krehbiel's complete article at www.tulsaworld.com.

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