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Public employee picnic slated for Thursday

2010-09-08T00:48:00Z Public employee picnic slated for Thursday Helena Independent Record
September 08, 2010 12:48 am

There will be an appreciation picnic for public employees Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the Capitol. The picnic is again sponsored by the Montana Public Employee Association and the Montana Education Association/Montana Federation of Teachers.

The picnic is held to express appreciation for the work done by Montana’s public employees on behalf of citizens, according to a press release from MPEA.

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  1. WalleyeHunter
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    WalleyeHunter - September 13, 2010 6:54 pm
    I'm also not a state employee, member of the Montana public employees association, etc etc so let's stuff the conspiracy theories in a dark hole. I say kudos to these folks - they work hard in spite of not seeing a raise in years, in often turbulent political atmosphere where people can be dismissed from their jobs in a heartbeat by the higher ups.

    The folks that comment on a lot of these stories are simply folks who are passing the time while Rush is not on the air. Consider the messenger when you hear the message.
  2. Curmudgeon
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    Curmudgeon - September 10, 2010 2:01 pm
    Montana Public Employees: ignore the do-nothing whiners. I add my thanks for your day-to-day efforts (and no,I'm not a member of Montana Public Employees Assn or any of the others mentioned).
  3. Tiger Woops
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    Tiger Woops - September 09, 2010 7:24 pm

    Perp .... did I not just get done watching Sarapalling conducting some stupid tea bagger convention on the Wash. DC park?? Was that ALSO at tax-payer expense ??? After all, who paid for the security??? And who pays to maintain the area? Good gawd.

  4. spreiordan
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    spreiordan - September 09, 2010 5:25 pm
    Obviously some really don’t read articles. The picnic was sponsored by the Montana Public Employee Association and the Montana Education Association/Montana Federation of Teachers. I did not see any mention of the Montana Public Employees Retirement Association in this article. At least the unions show appreciation for state employees.
  5. Purple
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    Purple - September 09, 2010 10:16 am
    At taxpayer expense no doubt.

    If not, then at the expense of the taxpayers down the road when the public employees retirement agency has to make up the money they took from retirement accounts to pay for it.
  6. Danno666
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    Danno666 - September 08, 2010 12:08 pm
    Oh lord, I hope Dore Schwinden isn't there.

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