Thursday, July 3, 2014

Job Actions

A major city in the Southern United States has voted to cut benefits for their police officers.  In these difficult economic times and with Obamacare creating chaos in the health care system many employers both public and private have had to make cuts in benefits.

There has been a rumor that the officers will call in sick in large numbers to protest this cut in benefits.  This agency has a very strict sick leave policy and I think they should follow it exactly.  Any officer who does not show up with a doctors note stating he needed to be off work for a valid medical reason that is dated the day of the time off gets fired.

Police work is a public trust and there is a reason they are not allowed to strike.  The pay may not be much but it's steady and you knew it was low when you were hired.  I have no sympathy for job actions for cops who endanger public safety like that.  Just like Ronald Reagan who fired the Air Traffic Controllers when endangered public safety by walking off the job; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

I bet they feel pretty stupid for paying all those unions dues to an organization that has done nothing to prevent this disaster.

Mike Creek said...

Unions can be good, but too often they protect the slackers and ask for too much for the long term health of an organization.