State Employees and Teachers Invited to talk to Legislators Feb. 18

Reps. Ringo and King to hold public meeting for state employees to tell their legislators about their jobs and wages. Here’s their press release:

Idaho House of Representatives

State Capitol
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0081

Media Advisory
For immediate release – Thursday, February 14, 2013

State Employees and Teachers Invited to Speak to Legislators About Wages and Work Conditions.

Boise—Policymakers need to hear from state workers and teachers to make good sound policy. That’s obvious. But state workers lack the opportunity to speak directly with legislators. Two Representatives, Shirley Ringo of Moscow, and Phylis King of Boise, are inviting state employees and teachers to speak to them regarding working conditions and wages Monday at the Capitol in Boise. All legislators have also been invited to attend.

DATE: Monday, February 18
TIME: 4:00 TO 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Idaho Capitol, East Wing Room 42

Managers can’t make good decisions without paying attention to the people who actually do the work. But the Idaho Legislature no longer holds an annual Change in Employee Compensation (CEC) hearing. Reps. Ringo and King want employees, past and present, as well as the general public, to speak up. These lawmakers will make sure all testimony is presented to their fellow elected leaders.

Employees should bring every issue: wage adequacy, condition of state buildings, workload, training issues, technology adequacy, etc. For Idaho’s government to be efficient and effective, elected leaders must hear from workers who are closest to the public and understand how to improve our state’s public services.

For people who care to testify:
• Casual clothing is fine.
• If you comment, keep comments brief.
• Be sure to sign in.

The press is invited and encouraged to attend. For those who cannot make it to the statehouse, please send comments to

For more information, contact:
Representative Phylis King Representative Shirley Ringo
208-332-1080 208-332-1035

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