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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
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And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
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I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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AFSCME holds "Unity Day" demonstrations

1 year, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

Union members picketed at 3rd and Maine in Quincy on Tuesday

From sj-r.com:

The largest state employee union is planning a series of workplace demonstrations next week to draw attention to stalled contract talks with the state.

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are organizing “Unity Day” events at state work sites. The events are to be held Nov. 13-15.

The demonstrations are intended to show the administration that AFSCME members will not accept the kinds of contract concessions being demanded by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.

“Members who work on the front lines of state government are frustrated and frankly angry at Gov. Quinn’s lack of respect for their work and the essential services they provide,” said AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall. “His administration has dragged out contract negotiations for nearly a year and continues to push for concessions that would reach into employees’ pockets, driving down their take-home pay.”

In a September email to members, AFSCME said the administration was demanding a pay cut for union workers, followed by a two-year wage freeze. It also said the administration was pressing to have workers pay more for their health insurance. In all, many workers could see a $10,000 reduction next year, it said.

Unity Day activities are being organized by individual locals and will vary by worksite. At some locations, Lindall said, union members may wear their green AFSCME T-shirts or other green apparel. Some may choose to display signs at their workplaces or have all employees take a break at the same time. Others may choose to have all employees gather outside of the workplace at the start of the day and walk in together.

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