Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 12, 1974, Page 3

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February 12, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tiles., Feb. It, 19741 Kirkwood Faculfy Group Endorses Bargaining BUI A bill (SF 531) authorizing (bill requires school boards to Iowa's public employes to bar- negotiate in good faith upon gain collectively has received request by elected representa- the-unanimous'endorsement of lives of school employe gripes about salaries) 14 years, and in the last cqualiw it without culling the Blast Kills Three At Oil Well Site Canney Tells Firemen: Council Aware of Problem By Mike Ocupree He said the cost of living is, have been studying thc longevi- explosion at an oil well site. Members of the fire depart-'now at a rate of doubling everyity system, trying to find a Authorities said firemen had persons were killed and three were injured in a'lruck fire and the Kirkwood Community Col- zations. lege Faculty Assn. The announcement was made in a policy statement released Tuesday by the association, which said the action was taken at a Feb. 5 meeting. In the same statement, the as- sociation declared the Kirkwood board of directors, which re-, cently announced its opposition It also includes a final-offer arbitration section for settling differences if employer and em- ployes arrive at an impasse. "We believe final offer arbi- jand fringe benefits (ircmen have receivedjbenefits now received by some 'morning during a meeting Mayor Don Canney and Safety, Commissioner James Steinbeck. !cenl- salary raises totalling 64.6 per-'employes. "The problem is, if we just The meeting was held in the: lie said Cedar Rapids uoine'lo "lose' -ffcwl 3EW 405 hall, 1211 Wiley boule-jat the top among Iowa cities t Steinbeck said (ration bv neutral arbitrators is vard sw- About attend-! far a? increases granted in re essential" to ensure both sides ed.' including two represent-cent years are concerned. bucks." Steinbeck said. Asked whether they pulled their equipment alongside a blazing pickup truck belong- ing to a well easing company when an explosion engulfed both vehicles. Group Approves Funding For Corrections System. OAKDALE Thc task force; This includes pie-trial invest jn corrections Tuesday bond proved spending on assistance and others.; community-based corrections! The correctional system ap- systcm for Hit Cedar proved unanimously, wouM be Iowa City area. jfor one year. The state share of The task force, a subcommil- the program would be tee of the Iowa crime ctfmmis-ITlic Iowa crime sion is responsible for allocat- share (federal funds) would be The dead included two fire-hug monies appropriated in thej wouldjmen and a bystander. Another bargain in good faith." the llle police department, j Carroll Hayes, president ofla large majority of the firemen prefer going to a 40-hour was critically injured ulty'a policy statement said. Canney opened the meeting; local II, International Assn. of to the bill: this, teachers saying each member of Firefighters, said lias refused to meet and I no relief said they-would provided the change did not result in a reduc- lief from unilateral deci-leit.v council has experience as. pay fora firefighter first class tj0n of manpower by boards xif directors employe of the city, and Cedar Rapids ranks far dowm The meeting en comer, or to bargain in good the educational issues which aware of the problems, the slate's larger cities. faith, with the faculty important to teachers, 'ticularly the feeling of representatives of our profes-j trapped in a dead-end sional association, the Kirkwood' bducalional yuaiitj Canney said actions on He said large percentage Faculty Assn." "We believe the procedures jlaries and benefits are bound are misleading if em- ifor collective bargaining and principal items: The were underpaid lo begin ibitration will help secure thejmjl! taxation limit imposed byiwith, and said he believes fedcr- Passed by the Iowa senate injquality of education and the of- state law, Phase Four economic guidelines permit Passed by Senate meeting ended with Can- Iney and Steinbeck agreeing to study different proposals sub-! I milled by the firemen for changing to a 40-hour week. BIG GEORGE! and two other persons were treated at hospitals. The cause of the Monday eve- ning blast which touched off a brush fire was not immedi- ately known. last session of the legislature tori Appointed to head (he Cedar I Rapids program was (jene 1973 and scheduled for debate in Ifieiencv economy of ad- the house at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, the ministration which the Iowa [taxpayer desires and deserves. T__ i "Furthermore, we are con-. guidelines and the question, "Where in the world is the money going to come from'.'" Revenue sharing funds have corned about the quality of uscd for capital improve- Jail Term ipeople who cntcrancistaV in thc ments to free more tax money MOSCOW (UP1) A guard at Moscow Meat and Sausage Fac- tory No. 4 noticed that sausages kept flying out of a window of the boiler room of the plant. After 25 sausages, one by one. had hit the ground, thc guard saw a man come by and start picking them up. Then he grabbed the man, later iden- tified as factory employe I. Moi- seyev. Moiseyev was sentenced to years in prison, the news- paper Sotsialisticheskaya In- dustrya said. ISPIRG Price of Drugs Varies Greatly DBS MOINES (AP) The Iowa Student Public Merest Research Group has called for legislation requiring pharmacies to post prices for prescription drugs. The group's consumer direc- tor, Betsie Seaman, said Mon- day that consumers should be given the opportunity to com- pare drug prices since they vary so greatly and are among the most over-priced consumer products. ISPIRG said" a survey of 145 pharmacies In Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa City, Sioux City, Ames and other cities re- vealed that prices for common drugs vary by as much as 500 percent. Common drugs included in the survey were penicillin, me- trobamate and tetracyclin. Most druggists will not quote prices over the telephone. Robert G. Gibbs, the execu- tive director of the Iowa Phar- maceutical Assn., said the reason many pharmacists don't quote prices to telephone callers is that many callers give pharmacists erroneous information. He said there also are other variables that influence dru prices. Gibbs said no pharmacist he knows would refuse to quote: prices to a patient who comes; into the store. i "No pharmacist has anythingj to he said. Gibbs questions whether post- ing prices is the best way to communicate price information. He said the ISP.IRG proposal to post prices for the 100 most commonly prescribed drugs would not begin to cover Ihe several I'.iousand products avail- able. teaching profession. We do not want to lose thc most creative and capable people from our faculty and profession. But we do lose them because they are not given a shared responsi- bility commensurate with their educational expertise. "SF 531 denied public em- ployes the right to strike. We gladly yield that right in return for the right to bargain mean- ingfully with recourse to media- tion and arbitration. Board Opposed "Ironically, the Kirkwocil board of directors is ac'ively op- posed to allowing us to bargain collectively on the grounds that for salary increases, he said, but revenue sharing is uncertain over the long run because of op- position in congress to continu-j ing the program. "Yet, without this right, facul- ties have no relief from the board's unilateral decision-mak- ing except by striking. Thi: creates the most extreme ad- versary .confrontation rela- tionship. "We do not want to strike. We want to function professionally and responsibly with equity and professional effectiveness. SF 531 will help us do so." Tn addition to the policy state- ment, the association issued a thre-and-a-half-page paper. "A Difference of setting out what it said are the Kirk- wood board's position and those of the faculty on some points. GAZETTE TELEPHtiNE NUMBERS For Niws, Sports, Booklet eptng, Generol Infpr- motion and Offices Not Lnlfld Below Coll ............................398-8211 Cirtulotion-Subicription Depfr. ......398-8333 Won. thru Sat. 8 a.m. lo 7 p.m. Sundays Until 12 Koon Holidays 11 run. to 7 p.m. Want Ads........................398-8234 Man. thru Fii. 8 a.m. la 5 p.m. Saturday until 12 noon Display Advertising............... .398-8222 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Morion Offite ....................'398-M30 Senate Votes Million E-TV Funding By Frank Nyc DES MOINES The 1 o w a senate voted, 48 to 0, Tuesday to appropriate to extend the Iowa Educational Broad- casting Network (IEBN) to many areas of the state not now receiving its programs. The vote came after the sen- ate approved an amendment -ad- ding to install more translators than were called for the' bill's original appropri- ation of Sen. Tom .Riley (R-Cedar who handled the bill, Sold the senate that even with Ms additional funding IEBN mil not cover every area of the He pointed out that some of the state funds were needed Because the state has received all of the federal money it is en- titled to for the project. Before sending the bill to the louse, the senate adopted an amendment making the money available immediately after the oill has been published in news- papers at Council Bluffs and Oelwein. Under, the bill's terms the northeast central and northwest central areas of the state each _ 11 receive with going to the southwest area and to the north- west area. The remaining pOO.OOO is to be used at the discretion of the state educational radio and tele- vision facility board. the city to bring salaries "up to par" with the rise in the cost o] living. Cedar Rapids is the second- largest city in the state, Hayes said, but first class firefighters rank tenth, lieutenants are eighth and captains are 12th in pay. In addition, he said, ten cities get more paid holidays, 13 re- ceive a larger uniform allow- ance and eight have better va- cation benefits. After a debate over interpre- tation of cost-of-living statistics and whether pay scales can ac- curately be compared between different departments, Stein- beck said the statistics aren't really the issue. Difficult, Unfair "I think it's very difficult and I think it's unfair to sit here and play with he said. "What we have to do is look at what you're earning and I think we agree it's not enough." The firemen raised specific objections to the city's holiday Benefits, which they said are un- fair to firemen because of their 56-hour work week. All city employes receive ten jaid holidays, they said, bu rirefighters are paid for ai tight-hour day when1 their day is actually 11 hours and 12 min utes. Hourly Pay Less Also because of 'the longer lours, their hourly pay is less. Because of the. longer week hey said, the firemen want an additional 32 hours of holiday jay per year. The question of longevity pay was also raised, with some fire nen complaining: about dif "erent longevity benefits for dif ferent employe grades. Canney said he has always thought longevity pay should be a flat rate, the same for every employe after a certain.mimber of years, regardless of the em ploye's rank. Studying Systgrh Steinbeck said he and Person nel Director Fred Nordengren Road Reports The.Jdiiowing numbers may be called fpr up-to-date high- way conditions: Cedar Rapids. (318) -M4-5288'( Cedar Falls.... (319) 26S-7575 Des 238-1047" j 652-24MI Storm GwtfwAXd..-. v Swoollieorl roses lor your spedol PECK'S FLOWERS 5008 Center Pt. Rcl. 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