By: Diane Benjamin
Evidently local governments don’t know that a $15 minimum wage is coming thanks to the State of Illinois. Your taxes will go up along with the price of everything. People will lose jobs because mandatory wages mean some businesses will cease to exist. Other businesses will increase the price of their products and services to cover the additional cost. Hours will be cut meaning benefits will be lost. Laws have consequences, government doesn’t understand the obvious.
The Urbana Park District decided to hire GovHR to do a survey for them of how much other cities pay their parks employees. Of course the salaries won’t be compared to how much these same people would be paid in the private sector where pensions don’t exist. Government always compares salaries to what other governments pay.
Received by FOIA:
This was sent to Bloomington: Urbana Park District Salary and Benefits Survey
It looks like Bloomington participated in the survey. When it’s done they will receive a copy of the results. Salaries in the future will be based on the results. Urbana will use it to increase salaries for their employees. Other cities will too. Their employees will keep them in office by vote. The taxpayers of Urbana paid for their own demise and they probably don’t know.
Keep in mind, GovHR is the organization that located David Hales for Joliet. That didn’t end well.