Brian Connolly, MPA
As a leader I feel everyone comes to the table to share the pain and the pleasure. It sends the right message to the community. But, you know and I know, and most likely people reading this also know, it doesn’t work that way. Should someone who is not in a union bear the “pain” now when there is no gaurantee that the “pleasure” will be distributed evenly when good times return? Early in my career, I stood alongside union co-workers (eventhough I was not in the union) and shared in the oain of level funded salaries. Why? Because it was the right thing to do. Yet, when their raises were restored my raise would go ignored. So, to your question do I think it is odd, I ask you do you think it odd to unfairly burden the non-unionized worker in the same fashion as union worker?