SEIU had offered to continue the current contract for 3 years with no salary increases, and just the current benefits. In addition, the Union was willing to accept some furloughs.
However, the City rejected this offer. Only the Union members are being asked to accept reduced salaries and reduced benefits. This is grossly unfair and would lead to hardship for Union members accompanied by loss of morale and loyalty to the City. We must not balance the budget on the backs of 600 rank and file employees.
This story contains 146 words.
If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.
If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.