For Immediate Release:
Statement by TSEA President Bryan Merritt in support of Chairman Bill Sanderson’s actions regarding longevity
While we continue the fight to defeat Governor Haslam’s proposal to end longevity for future state workers, it is appropriate to thank House State Government Subcommittee chairman Bill Sanderson for his support of current state employees. We realize this legislation would have moved forward as originally drafted by the Governor if not for the hard work and opposition of the House State Government Subcommittee. Chairman Sanderson refused to allow the bill to move forward without serious consideration, debate, and adjustments to the language impacting our current workforce. State employees throughout Tennessee appreciate the leadership Chairman Sanderson provided and his willingness to listen to the concerns of state workers. Rep. Sanderson has shown he is a friend to those of us on the front lines providing services to the people of Tennessee.