No discussion! Passed 9-0 along with the rest of the consent agenda.
By: Diane Benjamin
Citizens are OUTRAGED that City employees have been allowed to spike their pensions by accumulating sick days. The costs to taxpayers is close to $2 million.
Tonight the Council will approve a new union contract, with a $200 signing bonus.. The departments affected (PDF page 47 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=15652 ) are:
Remember Emily Bell? She was the head of HR, so now HR is making sure they still get to spike! This is AFSCME Local 699. They are getting a 2% raise and longevity bonuses:
Instead of recognizing declining revenues, State Farm layoffs, and rotten roads, the City chose to get a slight decrease in how many hours employees can accumulate:
If they cared, the contract would have stated spiking is OVER!
The decrease only apply to new hires. The contract is for two years, so 2 more years of taxpayers forced to pay spiking penalties so City employees can retire richer than they should.
More proof the City of Bloomington exists for government employees, not you.
Does the Council care? I’m sure they discussed the contract details in Executive Session, so that would be NO.