No need for a retraction, but thanks for the offer. I just wanted to set the record straight.
January 8, 2016 at 8:56 p.m.
Here is a link to Tuesday's article that you apparently missed: http://22.214.171.124/news/2016/jan/05/...
Nobody bullies or intimidates me. City council members said the same thing to me when I asked about Sammarone.
January 8, 2016 at 9:38 a.m.
The job's previous title was Federal Plaza director and has been in existence for at least 40 years.
Michael McGiffin's annual salary is $41,124.
November 11, 2015 at 1:59 p.m.
January 23, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.
I agree. He's far too modest. I'll pass along the thanks. It was quite the adventure or so I have read.
November 13, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
If I worship Chris Redfern and provided political cover then please explain why I'd write this column a day earlier?
November 8, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
It was a voice vote and I was watching the committee so, yeah, I literally took them at their word as no one said no.
September 10, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
The article mentions three times that the votes were unanimous.
September 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
I did ask the questions and Betras said no to the claims. Just because someone makes unsubstantiated allegations doesn't mean it's worthy to be included in my column. But as I mentioned, the questions were asked and answered.
June 7, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
Contracts that expired in 2010 included raises.
The United Steelworkers Local 2163-6 union representing wastewater employees received a 3 percent raise in 2010, the last year of a three-year contract.
Teamsters Local 277, which represents street department workers, received a 2.5 percent raise in a contract that expired Dec. 31, 2009.
The two examples above were for contracts signed in 2008 and 2007, respectively, but were three-year deals thus the base-pay salary increases last received in 2010 by wastewater union - or four years ago.
January 7, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.