MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A committee of legislative leaders has unanimously approved Gov. Scott Walker's proposal increasing the pay for most state and University of Wisconsin workers by 1 percent in each of the next two years.
The Republican-controlled Joint Committee on Employment Relations passed it on an 8-0 vote Wednesday.
The pay raises take effect Sunday and will show up on July 25 pay checks.
The pay raises are the first for formerly union-covered workers in four years and the first in five years for most others.
Democrats on the committee complained that the pay raise wasn't enough to make up for cuts in recent years, but it was a step in the right direction.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A committee of legislative leaders is scheduled to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal increasing the pay for most state and University of Wisconsin workers by 1 percent in each of the next two years.
The proposal is before the Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations on Wednesday.
If approved, it would take effect on Sunday.
The pay raises would be the first for most university and state workers in five years.
Under Walker's plan, the 1 percent raise at UW could be used to give faculty and academic staff across-the-board raises, or more targeted merit pay raises or increases targeted to retain highly valued workers.
The state plan calls for the 1 percent raise to be applied across-the-board.