Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Why Does Public Works Always Get Screwed On Salary?
One item that was brought up at the public input session Monday night that I did some research on was the fact that the Cities Public Works employees are always overlooked when it comes to pay. There are 19 people working below their pay grade in the Public Works department and yet these guy and girls are the very heart of our City. Imagine if we didn't have a public works ,The Public Works Department is responsible for the city water and sewer systems, the water and waste water treatment plants, sanitation, street and sidewalk maintenance, the Zoo, the Marina, and the city parks.
Is it because they are considered just grunts? blue collar workers who should be happy about the jobs they have? I'm not talking about over paying them, I'm talking about just paying them at their pay level which is only fair. I can't support continued increase pay for others who are at their pay grade but ignore the ones not at a standard level. Please support our Public Works workers, they work hard everyday keeping the City going and deserve the respect for doing jobs others don't want.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 6/08/2011 10:40:00 AM