General employees vote down union


General employees vote down union


Date: March 8, 2013
by: Kurt Schultheis | Managing Editor




The town’s general employees voted not to form a union this week by a big margin.

Human Resources Manager Lisa Silvertooth informed Town Manager Dave Bullock in an email Thursday, March 7 that the union was voted down by a margin of 21-6.

Out of the 31 eligible voters, 27 votes were cast.

The mail vote began Feb. 15 and closed March 6. The Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) tallied the votes on Thursday.

Unionization would have frozen benefits and pensions for general employees, forcing town staff to negotiate changes with them.

For more information, pick up a copy of Thursday’s March 14 Longboat Observer.

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Currently 2 Responses

  • 1.
  • Once again they will ride on the backs of the Firefighters, then cry when thy don't get it.
  • Jeff Goss
    Mon 11th Mar 2013
    at 5:50pm
  • 2.
  • This is great for the Town's general employees. Good common sense prevailed!
  • Milan Adrian
    Fri 8th Mar 2013
    at 11:49am
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