Letters to the Editor

Reynolds doesn't value state workers

As one of many hard working state workers for Iowa it is difficult to fathom how little value Gov. Kim Reynolds sees in us. She recently proposed no cost of living increases for state workers for two years or until the next contract negotiation. After a year of what this state and world has been through with COVID-19 this is what she thinks we are worth. Nurses, correctional workers, and teachers, firefighters, etc. deserve much better. She uses us conveniently in her press briefings to say how much good work we are doing yet she has a funny way of showing it. She conveniently gives raises to those close to her but sees little value in those on the front lines. It’s unfortunate. It’s degrading. This is who Reynolds is. She takes credit from the hard working backs of Iowans, yet dismisses us as needless commodities. Thank you madam. I’m so glad you find it easy to impress the man in the Oval Office yet find little motivation to impress your fellow Iowans.

Jim Berger

Cedar Rapids

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