Union janitors to return to City Hall, with less pay
Original post made on Jun 28, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM
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.
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...