Wednesday, May 19, 2010
San Francisco City Hall: Today over 50 men & women from Laborers' Local 261 converged on the SF Board of Supervisors Budget & Finance Committee in order to assist the SF Recreation & Parks Department in its effort to persuade the Committee that a modest Non-Resident fee collection at the SF Botanical Gardens/Coit Tower was responsible. City Workers represented by LiUNA!, Local 261 are all too familiar with the need in these challenging economic times to pay more (or be paid less.) Having given back to the City big economically with additional Health care contributions, the introduction of "second tier" workers, and a severely reduced workweeks (all by a ratification vote of over 99%!) they know fees need to be reasonably raised upwards to simply keep pace. Please support this effort and let the SF Board of Supervisors know, Revenue moving forward is critical! Sister Theresa Foglio, and Brothers John Raulli and Vince Courtney addressed the Board's Committee on the issue. See meeting discussion here.