In their obsession to distort facts about all things connected to unionized workers, particularly public employees, the Orange County Register has launched yet another uninformed and misguided attack on public employees.
Compensation received by public sector employees is neither the causeâ€”nor can it be the solutionâ€”to the stateâ€™s financial problems. Only an economic recovery can begin to plug the hole in the stateâ€™s budgetâ€¦
City leaders agreed to cut about $4.5 million from city departments and unions in an effort to close a budget gap for this fiscal year. The cuts approved Monday night included suspending a police department physical fitness program, using police helicopters less, having firefighters forego raises for the next 18 months, and increasing employees’ contribution to retirement funds. No full-time city staff members were laid off.
It seems that whenever the Board of Supervisors, Tom Mauk, or his executive management team, get backed into a corner on something, rather than admit they’re wrong, they resort to lies and scare tactics. This last week was just one more demonstration of that reality. Below is the email message that Orange County Employees…