Friday, July 02, 2010
I think Albuquerque Mayor Berry did what he had to do in cutting city employees salaries. He will be demonized by many but he really had no choice. While Berry will suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, so will the city labor unions who want to pretend that there is absolutely no reason they should be like everyone else in this horrible economy. They are not going to get a lot of pity as they start suing the city for raises that were promised by the fiscally irresponsible Marty Chavez administration. The unemployed and underemployed people of Albuquerque really are not going to be sympathetic at all. At some point the union leadership needs to get off their soap boxes and help deal with the city budget. Then, when times get better they can climb back on them again.