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Union janitors to return to City Hall, with less pay

Original post made on Jun 28, 2013

The janitors who lost their jobs cleaning the city's buildings this year may be rehired by a surprisingly cheap union contractor this summer. City Council members on Tuesaday declined to require that their wages and benefits be restored.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Why exactly should MV taxpayers be paying more than the market price for janitorial services?

We cannot afford to lock MV into long-term contracts with high future costs. The union bids might be market rate now, but most have automatic pay raises in the future that will make them more expensive.

We should pay janitors a fair-market wage based on ALL competitors.

We have LOTS of burglaries in MV in the last year. Lets spend on more police protection, not on above-market janitorial costs. Or put it into the library, which has a direct benefit to the public.


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Posted by incognito
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 29, 2013 at 1:11 am

@Jessica, thank you for excellent, must-read link

Deplorable that city council thinks $8.50/hour is an acceptable wage, while paying HUGE pensions to retired city employees (city manager, city atty, librarian, police, fire, etc)

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer...