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This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton, on Jul 25, 2012

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process begins:

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

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Surprise, surprise!! Here is the union's response - they won't even start negotiations!!

"After reviewing the elements of this draft MOU, Randy and I do not believe your current proposal is a starting point for us. We feel that there are realistically only two courses of actions that we can take. The first is that we participate in an informal mediation through PERB to mediate a starting point at which we could both mutually in good faith start to bargain or continue to wait for the ALJ to administer a ruling which we anticipate in the next 3-4 months."

Thank goodness we have an elected Fire Board that truly represents the citizens whom it serves and won't do the usual thing of starting negotiations by asking the union for a union proposal but has the wisdom to instead put its own proposal on the table first.

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