Many thanks to members of the Wyoming Area School Board who decided to try to defend taxpayers against the insatiable greed of the teachers’ union.
Short-term inconvenience for the sake of long-term fiscal responsibility is certainly the right thing to do. Government union members seem to think there is no bottom to the taxpayer-filled trough from which they feed. Now is a good time to give our local government union a lesson in basic math and private sector reality. After years of unchallenged, overly generous pay raises, now is the time for a few years of pay freezes.
After years of not contributing to health insurance premiums, now is the time for a percentage-based schedule of payments for Cadillac health care plans these people enjoy but most taxpayers cannot afford. Without significant concessions, such as these, there should be no deal. Despite having the school year disrupted by professional picketers during a strike, our board should not waste the effort to defend taxpayers.
Members of government unions, particularly teacher unions, should step off the pedestal they’ve put themselves on, quit whining and just be thankful for the jobs they have. A wise man once said, the cemetery is full of people who couldn’t be replaced.
George R. Race
My vote is for Carolee Medico Olenginski. Based on her past experience alone, as a county worker, she is the person for the job of Luzerne County controller. After reading the Sunday articles in The Times Leader about both candidates, she is definitely more qualified than the other candidate, and she has already proven herself to the public. We need someone like Carolee in the position of controller.
All we have from the other candidate is campaign promises. Just look at our current federal administration and we see what campaign promises will get us.
Good luck to Carolee Medico Olenginski for a better run Luzerne County.
for aid given wife
On a recent Saturday, my wife and I attended the Wilkes University football game in Edwardsville. It was a beautiful day, hot and game tied when my wife began feeling faint and apparently suffered heat stroke.
The Wilkes University staff and the paramedic, along with people in the stands, came to our rescue with water and cold compresses. “Love your neighbor” was in full play, and my wife with the assistance of those professional was able to walk to the entrance. I picked her up in my car, and she got home to rest.
Thank all of you for your help.
George J. Kochis