Re: “Public unions have a choice: Save pay – or jobs” (editorial, 12-17).
The editorial on unsustainable wages and benefits for public safety employees is even more relevant when you examine recent articles.
First, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new plane and boat, courtesy of a federal grant.
Second, Monday was the start of South Sound 911.
In both cases, high labor costs have prevented fire and police departments from buying equipment with existing funds as should have been done. If anyone disputes the high labor cost, read about the new University Place police chief, …