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Oh, and by the way, why do we need to preserve longevity for new hires? Condition the contracts so that the last person in the system gets what they hired into. When that person retires, people who entered county employment after a certain date would not get longevity. Longevity was designed to keep workers who are skilled in their position at their position within the county instead of moving on to the other local government entities that have a "sweeter" compensation package. Since entities are not hiring, then longevity is not needed. If they were hiring, then there's plenty of qualified people out of work who need a job! Let's not be greedy and the public trust will be restored. I would seriously consider a YES vote on this contract.

(Suggest removal) 1/29/12 at 8:42 a.m.

The mentality of this union and "some" of it's members is quite baffling. As a union member, these individuals would rather see their co-worker get laid off then make a true concession. When a co-worker gets laid off, it affects the current worker in: 1)The more duties they have to assume; and 2) the more money that is lost contributing to their PERS retirement because county is not hiring and those new hires would help the people already in the system to fund their retirement. Some union memebers need a reality check, not a paycheck!

(Suggest removal) 1/29/12 at 8:33 a.m.

DOOLISH 1 hits the nail right on the head. "It has to go somewhere where you can easily connect to other major sites in LA like the airport, disney, sports venues, downtown. It has to go to the strip at the other end." Or you can call it the "train to nowhere". Sound familiar?

(Suggest removal) 10/11/11 at 6:56 a.m.

If I were the county, I'd audit the union. I highly doubt that they have 50.1% of membership participation. I use to be pro union because I see some benefits of it, but today, I am ashamed that my union won't make these reasonable concessions. The County Manager has the "ace in the hole". He holds the pen, so lets stop looking like "firefighters" and make it happen. The union leadership is really a big joke. They'll be opening at the comedy club this weekend here in Vegas!

(Suggest removal) 10/8/11 at 7:57 p.m.

I don't think asking for a 1.5% rollback or even a 5% rollback on salaries is too much to ask, along with eliminating longevity pay for new hires. The public should be all over this one just like they were on the firefighters contracts. Unions are greedy and if they can't make a concession to offset what the economy is doing, then we need to be all over them forcing their hand.

(Suggest removal) 8/14/11 at 10:37 a.m.

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