A group of government workers say they're concerned about their safety on the job.
Members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees held a rally in the capital rotunda on Thursday.
Many of the employees work in the social work or corrections fields, which they say often include dangerous assignments.
The employees say they fear budget cuts will ultimately cut back on safety.
"one thing that we can say, we are not going to negotiate and give up. We are not going to furlough our safety at the workplace. That is a no," said David Warrick of AFSCME.
State workers say they want the governor and lawmakers to negotiate with them over budget shortfalls, before making cuts.