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"Here’s why three county unions are receiving generous raises"

From bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/ by Adam Pagnucco: “County Executive Marc Elrich has given the county’s largest labor union its most generous contract in recent memory.  And he has paid for it with a one-time diversion from retiree health care money, leaving huge uncertainty on how his labor contracts will be funded in the future….MCGEO, the police union…

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Questions for the meeting of April 19, 2017

Topic:   ” The Montgomery County Police Department and Performance-Based Budgeting” Speaker:  J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Montgomery County April 19, 2017  — Free and open to the public — 7-9 pm. —  Council Office Building The following questions have been sent to Chief Manger in advance of the meeting 1. Almost every police…

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Notes from the meeting of March 22, 2017

Topic: “The FY 2018 Montgomery County Budget and what it means for County Residents” Speaker:   Jennifer Hughes, Director Office of Management and Budget, Montgomery County Wed., March 22, 2017  –  7:00 – 9:00 pm Council Office Bldg. (3rd Fl. Conf. Rm.), 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 Free and open to the public Here are…

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“A County’s Self-Inflicted Compensation Crisis”

From Governing.com: “One reason why even a large tax increase can’t cover the county’s expenses is that over the last six years deals negotiated by County Executive Isiah Leggett raised the wages of police, firefighters and other county employees by between 25.4 and 31.5 percent. Leggett says one reason for the hefty raises was his…

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Booing and heckling against transparency in collective bargaining

President Joan Fidler of the Taxpayers League testified on July 12, 2016, before the County Council in support of Bill 24-16, Collective Bargaining – Impasse Procedures – Amendments.  She was booed and heckled by union workers during her statement in the last paragraph of her testimony where she stated “In the last three years most…

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“Moco Council panel approves pay hikes for county unions”

From the Washington Post of April 25, 2013: A Montgomery County Council committee voted unanimously Thursday morning to recommend approval of $31.6 million in pay raises for members of its police, fire and general employee unions for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  Read the full story at the Washington Post.

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Police Promise Council “Chaos” If Demands Not Met

Pay up, or else: “Now, not to comply with the law would be a very dangerous and short-sighted approach by Mr. Leggett because in the years when we have lost we have always honored the arbitrator’s award,” [Walter] Bader [chief negotiator and past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 35], said. The…

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