State workers may not long escape lawmaker scrutiny

STARKVILLE — There several perfectly logical reasons that Mississippi’s state employees didn’t face the same kind of in-your-face attacks during the 2011 legislative session as their colleagues did in Wisconsin and other locales.

First, Mississippi state workers don’t have collective bargaining rights. Mississippi is and will remain for the foreseeable future a “right-to-work” state.

Sid Salter