Town Square

Post a New Topic

Palo Alto SEIU Negotiations

Original post made by Nat on Jun 17, 2009

From the Weekly online: "The [Palo Alto] police union will defer its negotiated salary increases, department managers will forgo bonus payments and about 600 city workers will have to cope with new labor contracts that, by all indications, will be less lucrative than the one expiring at the end of this month." Will department managers forgo salary increases as well?

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.

Comments

There are no comments yet, please share yours below.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 51 comments | 2,137 views

Custom pizza joint on its way to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 1,919 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,235 views

I Spy
By Cheryl Bac | 6 comments | 1,112 views

The Cinderella ride
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 844 views