Friday, December 3, 2010
In NY, Union Contracts Cannot Start with Clean Slate--We may need Bankruptcy
Recently on the radio, we were discussing the union contract "perks" which have accumulated over the "good" years of past negotiations with school boards and municipalities. A recent news article revealed that the Kingston Police officers receive 17 extra days off per year. This is an example of an accumulated "perk" which continues to find itself in each new Kingston Police union contract. School Boards and municipalities need reform at the state and local level which will allow union contracts to START with a CLEAN SLATE which can get rid of "deadwood" provisions in local contracts Otherwise, it is inevitalble that there will be state, school and municipal bankruptcies which will FORCE a Clean Slate for our teachers, police, fire and municipal workers.