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GOOD FOR JACKSON COUNTY
(and the Sheriffs Employees)
Jackson County Sheriffs Employees loses its binding arbitration case with the county. This means most of the budget crisis is averted, and many of the 66 previously pink-slipped people may get to stay. The workers wanted retroactive pay increases for the last couple years, while the county offered a modest bump of about 2%, adjusted by the CPI, good for 2013 only.
No doubt the employee's union views this as a big loss, but I'm thinking this is a case of them "winning by losing". Had the arbitrator ruled in favor of the union and the retroactive pay increases, 1/3 of the department would be out of work, and a vital public safety service is seriously weakened. As is, the taxpayer is protected, and most of the department's people keep their jobs.
The private sector is still being hammered, and not getting raises, and in many cases continues to experience cuts. The public sector needs to face reality, and share that same pain.
FUN- FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DAILY RECKONING
GUEST INFORMATION 03-07-2013
6:35 Jeff Frazee, Young Americans For Liberty, talks about the trashing of young libertarians by GOP old guard such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain.
7:20 Tim Murphy, "Flannel John's Wood and Water Cookbook", Great fun, and a must for any outdoor type.
7:35 State Senator Bates answers questions on the issues.
8:10 George Sexton, conservation director of KS Wild, explains why they strongly oppose the Bybee Timber Sale.
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