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Menlo Park approves new union contract

Original post made on Nov 17, 2011

Despite a flood of emails protesting a time-off policy that gives some city employees a minimum seven weeks off a year, no one spoke during public comment as the Menlo Park City Council prepared to vote on a proposed two-year contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) on Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 1:43 PM

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Posted by Kim S.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

I love the comment by city manager Glen Rojas:

He said the policy was unarguably generous, but in line with other comparable communities, and helped balance out the lack of raises for the past three years.

If city governments continue to use the c"omparable with other communities" excuse things will never change, and change is sorely needed. Also, the private sector doesn't receive yearly raises and I'm sure many people haven't seen a raise for well over three years. Myself included.

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