By: Diane Benjamin
Too often blanket salary increases are given for government employees, even for non-union. The best employees aren’t rewarded while the worst employees are. Union members have no incentive to work harder or do a better job when salary increases are negotiated for all equally.
One local government agency incentivizes their employees:
Every employee should be able to qualify for merit raises, it makes all of them better.
Who is this? First, you need to know your monthly bill will be going up:
It’s BNWRD – Bloomington Normal Water Reclamation District. The increase is nominal until you add all the other nominal increases together: water rates, sewer rates, storm water rates, garbage rates, property tax rates, etc
If you remember previous stories about BNWRD the same is still true. Public Comment is rare to nonexistent.
See the Board Packet for 4-12-21 here: https://bnwrd.sharefile.com/share/view/afdf57e9604047c5