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A Tale of Two Public Services BART vs. Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct 29, 2013

The following blog appears in The Almanac and may be of interest to Weekly readers.

A Tale of Two Public Services
BART vs. Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board

The BART trains have started rolling again as a tentative agreement has been reached, much to the relief of Bay Area commuters. But many people, including me, have been left reeling by what the strike uncovered about massive overtime spending enabled by "lucrative" work rules. A growing story of our time is public pension liabilities. Thanks to the strike, light has now also been shined on the dangers of excessive overtime pay. The results are appalling.

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