2008 Budget Battle Brews

For the information of our members, we are in another budget cycle, the results of which are uncertain right now.  There have been hearings on the 2008 budget for weeks, and there are more hearings today (Friday, 11/30/07) that could have an affect on our office. 

In preparation for the budget battle in general and for today’s hearings in particular, members of the union executive board have met in person with key county commissioners to make a pitch for our office.  In addition, AFSCME has been working the budget cycle as hard as ever.  While the outcome is still not yet clear, and we don’t know where the votes will fall for revenue generation or budget cuts, we continue to fight for our members in particular and our office in general.

All members are encouraged to follow the budget battle in the media and check our website for more information.

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One Comment

  1. julie hull
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I agree that now is the time to contact one’s commissioner and educate them about the need to stand uop for the the federal and state constitutions by standing up for public defender representation of indigent defendants. It is also time for this union to begin preparing to stand up for the back bone of our union: grade 2 attorneys working in felony trial court rooms along side grade 3 attorneys but being paid less. I’m not thrilled to see all of the new grade 2 postings. I would be thrilled to see all of those postings if they were the needed grade 3 ones.

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