Pat Fioretto, a member of the Park Ridge school board, wrote and accused me of being less than accurate in my post yesterday about the current state of employee – management relations in District 64.
Just to be clear.
He suggested I had made judgments about the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement between the PREA and the board.
He suggested I had made judgments about the current content of bargaining between the PRTAA and the board.
He suggested I called the board scumbags.
He said I called them Scrooges.
What they are offering the non-union secretaries, health assistants and custodians qualifies as Scrooge-like.
He claims collective bargaining “works.”
While I am a die-hard defender of the right to collective bargaining, I make no claim that it always works. Not for the employees anyway.
It is better than the alternative.
What is the alternative?
Exactly what the current District 64 Board of Education is doing to the secretaries, health assistants and custodians.
Giving them a take-it-or-leave-it compensation package.
Tell me Pat. If you believe collective bargaining always works, why don’t you and your colleagues engage in collective bargaining with all your district employees?