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user-inactivated  ·  396 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

Local Politics

We've got a ballot proposition coming up. It's a combo tax raise to fund mental health resources AND build a new jail. You'd think that those would be on separate propositions, but nope.

Part of the county's argument has been that they'll be forced to expand the jail anyways if the prop fails. Surprise, surprise, turns out that was bullshit When pressed to cite why they'd have to expand, they came up blank.


Socialist Clubbe

Also on local politics, I've offered twice now to help the local fledgling DSA chapter research upcoming local elections. They asked for help, I offered. Thus far, no reply. This could absolutely just be on a community wiki, but no, I've got to get ahold of chairpeoples X,Y, or Z so I can get access to the google docs.

I'm really starting to dislike leadership structures.

Boneheaded Shit My Union Local Has Done

As a part of automating, a bunch of bid position workers got shifted around. Company plopped 'em down where ever management felt like, instead of going by seniority preference. One of the affected people put in a grievance about it. Union waited two months, and then dropped the grievance at panel. The person who put in the grievance was told the union thought they would lose, and didn't want to set a bad precedent.

Practice is precedent, ya dumbfucks.

I'm really starting to dislike leadership structures.