AFSCME, the union that represents many public-sector workers, just threw a few of their members’ jobs under the bus:
Union workers for the Springfield Park District Thursday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that called for unpaid furlough days and deferral of a raise in exchange for fewer layoffs.
Park district officials have sent out layoff notices to 27 employees. AFSCME represents 20 of those people.
If the union had agreed to the concessions, it would have saved six jobs. The deal called for the workers to agree to five unpaid furlough days and defer a previously negotiated 4 percent raise.
“An injury to one is an injury to all?” Apparently not.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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