Union Leaders “Dinosaurs”, MN Governor “Irrational” Says GOP Senator By Michael McIntee | August 30, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Labor/Unions Subscribe to Labor/Unions Follow this author Click on Senator Parry's photo to watch his comments and hearing highlights Click on Senator Parry's photo to watch his comments and hearing highlightsSenator Mike Parry (R) calls Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton “irrational” and union leaders “dinosaurs” after Republicans vote 6-4 to reject a contract with unionized state employees. Senator Parry made the comments in a news conference that followed his committee’s vote. During that committee hearing, Representative Leon Lillie (DFL) argued that state employees should be given the 2% raise that the unions have negotiated with Governor Mark Dayton. In the video you can see Senator Parry ignoring Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL) attempt to continue debating the issue and he takes the vote. Video highlights Above: Senator Parry comments on Governor Dayton and union leaders. Below: Representative Lillie makes his case for public workers. Related link: Complete video of hearing and news conference. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.