The Official Community for Tennessee's Democrats
I work for the State of Tennessee and many of us State workers oppose Governor Haslam's bill that takes away civil service protections. On Feb. 29th the bill passed the State Senate committee on a party line vote, with Democrats opposed. A few points about what the bill does: Allows targeted layoffs so people with seniority in positions eliminated can not "bump" someone with less seniority. No recall of laid off workers. Hiring based on minimal pass/fail qualifications. These provisions along with many others add up to an implementation of a political patronage system. Please sign my petition below and join my Facebook group where I've posted news articles and contact info for State lawmakers.