Firefighters and Police in Wisconsin: A Model for Coral Gables?
February 22, 2011 4 Comments
The firefighters and police unions have supported the governor of Wisconsin in his bid to undermine unions in the state.
In Coral Gables the police and firefighters are reluctant to concede salaries and pensions, apparently because of a belief in an acquired right over the taxpayers.
Unfortunately, the commissioners have shown no spine whatsoever in pushing back on the unions, except for the much weaker general employees. Also, the mayor has openly and blindly supported all union benefits.
This system will not lead to better budgets or “quality of life” in this city.