Time for Some Solidarity

23Apr09
Unions Work Everywhere

Unions Work Everywhere

After 3.5 years of Town employees being slapped around, suspended, banished, demoted, laid off, persecuted, investigated, cheated, threatened and fired it seems like they have finally had enough.

On Friday 24 April Town union members will gather at Town Hall in an expression of solidarity between 3:30 and 5PM (15:30 -17:00 for the cops) It is time we heard the other side.

Obviously, we are urging every citizen and student in Stratford to attend if possible. Or at least honk as you go by.

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14 Responses to “Time for Some Solidarity”

  1. 1 jezebel282

    I’m guessing it is highly doubtful that Dave Killeen or any Town Hall employee will stick their heads out of the building between 3:30 and 5 tomorrow.

  2. 2 sudds

    And I’m guessing that they’ll all be willing to stay a little late tomorrow evening too!

  3. 3 jezebel282

    Sudds,

    There will be many union members that won’t attend because they have to work. Some are off at 3, some at 4 and some at 4:30.

    If it makes you feel any better, NONE of them will be “on the clock”.

    (And I am absolutely certain that you have never ever blown an afternoon of work to go play 9).

  4. 4 1george1

    What ever happened to the prosecution of people who
    visited the Russia Brothel during Town Hall hours?

  5. 5 jezebel282

    George,

    Who would they be?

  6. 6 1george1

    Mabe there never was a russian brothel nor political
    people making deposits and withdrawals?

  7. 7 jezebel282

    George,

    “Mabe there never was a russian brothel nor political people..”

    I have no idea. Maybe you could tell us, George?

  8. 8 1george1

    There was a report about a russian brothel in the ct. post,
    this past summer.

    Bloggers on this site made all kinds of claims.

    Maybe Jeze can find the information you are looking for,
    in your own archives….

  9. 9 jezebel282

    George,

    Maybe some other day.

    I have to get my civilian disguise together so I can go to the Union Solidarity gathering this afternoon.

  10. 10 sudds

    Am I the only one slightly disappointed by the fact that Jez posted a topic referencing Solidarity…

    …and Geroge did NOT use it as a springboard to segway into telling us about how the Nazi, Socialists, CIA/FBI, Mirons and random Bridgeport residence are destroying our town/state/country/globe/universe???

  11. 11 jezebel282

    Sudds,

    Now that you mention it…I thought we’d get a slew of Polish jokes from you.

  12. 12 sudds

    Umm… no. I’m 25% Polish!

    But that reminds me, did you hear about the two-seater plane that crashed in the Polish cemetery???

    The authorites have already recovered 238 bodies from the accident, and they are think they there may unfortunately be hundreds more!!!

  13. 13 jezebel282

    Sudds,

    “Umm… no. I’m 25% Polish!”

    That explains so much.

  14. 14 jezebel282

    Update:

    Workers rally against wage freeze
    By Richard Weizel
    STAFF WRITER
    Updated: 04/24/2009 06:48:44 PM EDT

    STRATFORD — The town’s largest unions, battling Mayor James R. Miron over his threat to lay off workers in any bargaining unit that doesn’t agree to a wage freeze, took their fight to the steps of Town Hall late Friday afternoon.

    More than 250 members of the police, public works, teachers and other school system unions staged a loud rally under the windows of the mayor’s office, carrying placards that read, “Honor Our Contract,” and shouting for Miron to leave his office and meet with them.

    Miron has proposed a $177.5 million budget for 2009-10 that would mean no increase in the tax rate of 30.51 mills. The spending package would require a wage freeze for all town employees — including school bargaining units — but most of the municipal unions have refused to go along.

    While three of the town’s smallest unions agreed to the wage freeze, union leaders for police, public works and school employees made it clear Friday they will not make concessions. Firefighters were not at the Friday rally, but their bargaining unit has also not agreed to a freeze.

    “We are here to say no the mayor’s call for a wage freeze just a year after we made major concessions that saved the town $1.4 million,” shouted Teachers Union President Susan Lance as the crowd cheered. “All of us earned our raises with hard work and we expect our contracts to be honored.”

    What is especially nice (and we should really thank Mayor Moron) is that it brought together police, teachers, public works, secretaries, custodians, even an administrator* or two in a show of solidarity and defiance of this administration and Moron’s heavy handed policies.

    Maybe more pics tomorrow if I can figure out how to insert them.

    *everyone except firemen.


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