Another person relying on Union information instead of researching himself.<quoted text>
Off the top of my head, public employee's are currently allowed to negotiate pay. SB5 removes that ability. Merit pay is subjective in how you define it and how it is implemented. Who goes to bat for me? I've been under the merit system in the past and it doesn't work as advertised.
There is no appeal process in cases of unfair treatment, meaning I not only don't have anyone speaking for me I'm not even allowed to argue my case. I would not be allowed to contact government officials during any "bargaining process." In past jobs I could talk to someone in HR or the boss himself. My present supervisor can't approve a raise, and neither can his. Who would I talk to?
Fire and police canít negotiate staffing. Those entities aren't demanding unrealistic, overinflated numbers, but they do want the ability to do their job safely. Politicians who don't understand the job will decide how many people are needed to do it.
Contrary to popular belief we, as a group, have given back to the state and we're already doing more with less, just like everyone else.
SB5 is needed legislation that went too far. I realize and accept that I can take the job or leave it. No problems there. That isn't even the issue. The state can't fill the openings they have at work now, even with the current salary and benefits. Knocking the salary down and removing benefits won't help. SOMEBODY has to do it. The union is far from perfect, but it's the only option I'm allowed. If the union is out of line, reign them in or give me a different option. Don't get rid of my only contact with the boss.
For frequently asked questions on SB5 go here.
In what company does the labor force negotiate staffing levels?
Isn't that why you have Captains (fire and police), and chiefs to determine what levels are needed or to shift manpower from one area to another due to need. One area gets 50 calls per year and another gets 300, both have same staffing levels but with 50 calls per year Area "A" is over staffed in comparison.
70% of firefighters are VOLUNTEER.
You obviously haven't read the bill, just like union contracts. You rely on others to misinform you and you accept what you want to hear.
Here are the options read the bill
Ask yourself what will happen if Issue 2 fails?
No one is going to raise taxes, no one is going to vote for taxes, no one is going to vote for levies. THAT'S REALITY.
As unions have always done they sacrifice the retirees and eat their young, benefiting only those with seniority whether competent or not.