A More-or-Less Permanent Union

A good opinion piece in Mondays Courier-Times.

On June 15, the Upper Makefield board of supervisors meeting featured a presentation by the township manager, Stephanie Teoli, describing how the cost of privatizing the remaining four Department of Public Works unionized workers would cost considerably more than leaving them as township hires.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the supervisors stared in rapt attention, and supervisor Dan Rattigan pronounced it a“no-brainer”. They then moved on to the next order of business: signing the three-year union contract for those four employees, with pay increases for all.

Read the whole thing.  The last line is spot on.  Remember also that the police contract is coming up and may in fact be in progress.  Will anyone be representing the residents at those negotiations?  Anyone?
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