Burrell is promising a raise up to 3%, (key words, up to) to all making less than $37,731 and a one time lump sum (unknown how much) to those who are expecting a 5% raise after 12 months of employment.
So, is Burrell saying that those making over $37,731 aren't affected by inflation? Sorry, but I think we're paying the same for fuel, bread, milk and all the other necessities of life as the guy on the back of a garbage truck. (Except the ones with take home cars, ha!) Only difference, we haven't threatened to form a union like the garbage collectors have.
We know the county is broke and can't afford to give out raises to everybody. But why only a select few? Where is his interest in "fairness"? That seems to be the buzz word these days.
We should be demanding fairness! It's either all or none! Does Ellis and the other commissioners really want to go down this road again? How much did it cost the county coffers last time? 9 million dollars?
Where is Chief Cedric on this? Where is our command staff?
Union? We don't need no stinking union! The power of the pen, or the lack there of......if you get our drift.