I am still just a bit flabbergasted on what they find so destructive about SB-25. Is it that they just don't like being told what to do by the state? Maybe if we didn't have to wait 7 weeks for a 30 minute meeting with the Mayor, we could have agreed to a different course. I'm not saying we wouldn't pursue collective bargaining, its just that we could have pursued things a bit differently. So far all we have heard in response to any submitted request has been "no".We broke the story this week about Local 5's desire to mount a ballot measure. ("Fired up," News, June 28, 2017)
I don't know if that answers your question. I guess I would directly say that it would be good to be included within the discussion. That simply shutting down an effort to allow public safety employees to have a say with their employer on their ability to perform their jobs is being hampered, without discussion, feels a bit disheartening. State law or not!