2011 SEBAC Agreement : DEAD in the land of OZ!

Ding dong the deal’s dead!
which ol’ deal…
the wicked deal…
Ding dong the wicked deal’s dead!
 
or so it is for now! For those that believe in reincarnation….this may prove it’s existence!
 
The next several days the media will do what it does and report twisted perspectives and present filtered information. While State Employees have bbq’s at home…we will be the feast of the media…thanks guys…where have you been the last few weeks!?  As of this morning you are still reporting only 2 unions said NO…while  information has been reported that 4 unions (with Fridays voting by State Police and  Judicial Marshalls) have put this deal to death…yes… that would change the percentages of the majority and minority voting yes or no.
 
I had to laugh when I read one blog that claimed “State employees Walk off a cliff”…while I suppose it’s one reporters thought….truth is ….saying yes to the 2011 SEBAC Agreement as presented would have been “cliff diving into the grand canyon!”
A Health Plan without a plan written behind it and contracts that expire with current plan administrators by June 30,2012….
 Pension changes that are not supported by language in the Agreement…what happens to contributions paid in starting in 2013 if pensions are eliminated or altered in 2022?…
No guarantees that our contracts won’t be raided again in 2 years when we are “supposed” to receive an increase, after being denied the increase we agreed to in the 2009 SEBAC Agreement for this year….
 Negotiations that really amounted to an extortive process of a Governor saying “my way, or the highway” …was it the objective all along that he knew the $2 billion giveback request would  never be approved, and the plan was for masssive layoffs and program cuts from the day he took office?
If we have reached the stage where contracts are not honored and new contracts are written in such vague language that they can be manipulated beyond recognition, and rules changed mid game….then maybe it is time for chaos to mix things up so order can once again be restored.
Welcome to the funhouse!
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