Audio Clips

07 January 2011

Unions Vs. Volunteers

Adrian Moore really nails it in this video.

"You would want the city councils and the county board of supervisors, the folks we elect to...manage these agencies and these finances to say 'Hey wait a minute. The job here is to deliver as much services as we can with the budget we've got, not to protect these jobs'. But as we know they've negotiated that away during the good times earlier this decade and now they have it in their bargaining agreements or they just don't have the guts to take on the unions and say 'No, no, no, look, we're not going to fill those positions. We're going to use volunteers and you know what, when good times come again if the volunteers remain we're going to keep using those volunteers.'" That's what the unions really fear, that they'll permanently lose those jobs to volunteers."

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