Councilmembers Navarro, Reimer, and Katz of the Montgomery County Government Operations Committee voted to approve the collective bargaining agreement and DROP retirement plan for uniformed officers and deputy sheriffs on Thursday, April 23. Around 80 members attended the hearing to show their support for the agreement.
Our new International President Marc Perrone took a bold move on March 6 when he announced that the UFCW will no longer contribute any Active Ballot Club money to federal officeholders who refuse to take a position against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast track.
"We are drawing a clear line in the sand," read President Perrone's letter.
This Friday, I'm giving testimony in front of the County Council against the plan to privatize the Dept. of Liquor Control.
The Office of Legislative Oversight has released a report that endorses plans to privatize, but their report is flawed. They have decided on a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. And their plan will create huge problems for the whole county government... DLC is an enormous contributor to our budgets, generating $30-40 million in funds for the general government. So not only does this move to privatize threaten the DLC's workforce, it could have an impact on many of your jobs.