But if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.
Who knew The Stones could be prophetic?
The Bad News: The Teamsters voted to extend negotiations for two more weeks. The progress in regards to the new contract is steady and consistent, so they think more time will do them good.
My hell of having to run union slugs out of my office every morning will, unfortunately, continue.
The Good News: I came into work Thursday night to find that, TA-DA, I’m getting a raise. And not just any raise, the largest raise I’ve seen this company dish out in my six-plus years here, both percentage-wise and in dollar amount.
I had kind of expected something like this to come down the pike because, and I left this out of yesterday’s post on purpose, there are people in the office who are falling for the union’s line about getting the office employees organized under a union.
The union’s only bargaining point is that they’ll increase the wages of the hourly employees (so that they can take a larger chunk of our paychecks for dues, of course). Management thinks that this will quash that vibe and, in my opinion, they’re correct.
Unless, of course, the city comes in and demands that our office be organized as part of the new contract, which has been rumored. At which time I will examine my options to see whether staying here is really in my best interest.
And of course, all these increased costs will be tossedonto the backs of the Seattle Public Untilities customer. But the left never remembers that part of the vicious circle.