Excellent post!!!If the unions were gone, there would be folks lined up around the block to replace the emergency service folks at half of the wages/benefits.
The median income in Chico is around $38k. Police/fire service personel earn six figures. How many good folks would jump at the chance to earn say $50k with good bennies.
We all need to face it......public employee unions in Ca. have gotten way out of control. We will have to FORCE the liberal politicians to deal with this problem, otherwise we must give them the boot.
Every opening in chico fire draws hundreds of applicants. That fact alone tells you that we are overpaying.
We have run out of money, we are getting the equivalent of a payday loan!!
The three stooges(gandolf,grunter and swab) should resign in disgrace. They will forever be linked to this embarrassing episode in chicos history.
Good job gandolf grunter and swab!!!!!