Concord worker furlough days raises city budget concerns

The victims of the City of Concord’s austerity program have been City workers. They have taken reductions in pay, pension fund contributions, and now 13 furlough days. It is no wonder that Union Teamsters Local 856, which represents many City of Concord employees, held a protest rally Friday morning at the Corporation Yard in Concord to protest the plight of beleaguered employees. Continue reading “Concord worker furlough days raises city budget concerns”

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Comparing Pittsburgh to Contra Costa County

stood up to the mayor to make sure Community groups got funding instead of the money going to payoff budget deficits.

But last year in Contra Costa County, the Supervisors caved to “special interest” demands and chose to OK a recall of CSBG funds from over a dozen community based organizations so the County could protect union jobs and beef up the Community Services Department’s budget instead of helping community groups deliver needed social services. The graphic says it all, County gubbermint is the 600 pound gorilla when it comes to social services delivery in Contra Costa.

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