Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cutting at the bottom . . . Adding to the Top

Here's an interesting article from the Sacramento Bee.

. . . the city and county of Sacramento collectively increased the total amount paid to six-figure employees by $23 million, or 9 percent, while cutting 1,800 workers from their payrolls. . . .Several city and county leaders said the trend was largely unavoidable due to labor contracts and minimum staffing requirements. Many had to lay off employees based on tenure – and give the remaining employees raises due to their contracts.

You really have to wonder about unions and their contracts and the tendency of management to not eliminate their jobs.