Thursday, November 18, 2010

Has GTA's Prez. Abandoned The Sinking Ship?

  
GTA President Don Pallozzi was nowhere to be found during his monthly time allotted to address the Greece Central School District's Board of Education at the November 9th meeting.  Will he be replaced by union members?

SCATS ~~ With his union's contract getting a big thumb's down by the school board and at least one of its members embroiled in a nasty civil rights case against the district, I'm amazed he had nothing to say to the BOE, district administration, the community or his fellow teachers!
  

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you think the teacher's union will react when the word gets out how much more many early Kodak retirees will be paying for their health care insurance this year? (IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $5,000 PER YEAR MORE) The union president was probably home thinhking about ways to make this happen and that is why he couldn't make the meeting.

Of course we all know many (most?)of those retirees live in Greece.

Given that, I bet those teachers will want to contibute much more to their health care plans to ease the burden on those retirees. And of course the school board will be looking for other ways to reduce other expenses as the year goes along.

And I bet you think I started drinking way too early today!

SCATS said...

To 9:52AM ~~ The news about Kodak is already oozing out!

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Huge-Insurance-Hikes-Hit-Kodak-Retirees/iuIE74ys1kaYotUInDsD_g.cspx

Anonymous said...

This is why we need a single payer system not run by for profit insurance companies.

It would also take the issue of health care out of realm of collective bargaining, which would be a good thing

Anonymous said...

We're of those couples facing that bill. We have 4 years to go 'til medicare kicks in. We may have to leave the state; a small cut in our property taxes will not do much good. We're still in shock!

Wife wants to contact son to see if we can live with them for a few years. I say let's just calm down for a while. Not ready to panic but.....

Anonymous said...

Iffin he is replaced, I am certain he will be replaced by a union member(s).

Anonymous said...

10:46 I don't trust Kodak and I trust the government even less!

Anonymous said...

I have heard that this is an election year for union officers at GTA. There are rumblings of a "takeover" as members want a change in leadership. I guess we will find out how unhappy GTA members are with Mr. Pallozzi and his lack of enthusiasm for doing his job. Do GTA members want a president who does not do his job? Just what does he do all day anyway? Or will members sit back and watch as their leader continues to not be seen or heard?

SCATS said...

To 12:03PM ~~ He desperately wants his 100% release time so he can do even more of what he's doing now ;)

Anonymous said...

Scats; what did you think Pallozi was going to offer?
When has he ever offered anything?
When has the union offered any suggestions towards improvements of education.
Frankly I never could figure out why the board sets aside time for the unions as they offer nothing.

Anonymous said...

10:46. The government has done such a responsible job of managing the resources given them in Social Security, that I cannot understand why anyone would want them to manage anything else! And if you think the problem is only in Washington, look at how the state gov't has raised a gas tax to take care of roads and infrastructure, then used the money for anything and everything else, and now the roads and bridges are crumbling!
Yeah, like we should trust the Feds with our entire health care! I think I will look others to manage it, and leave the government to COMPETE with private industry. It may not be perfect, but I cannot imagine government doing the job more efficiently.

SCATS said...

To 2PM ~~ Where did I say I thought he would offer anything? Based upon his performance so far, he's about as useful as a bug.

Anonymous said...

The outrageous cost to Kodak retires is true. Over $400 a month in premiums, just to get a policy with a huge deductible.And that is for a policy that was free last year! I hope all the retirees from Kodak can make it to medicare, when their premiums are only in the range of $110 a month per person (plus any supplemental plan)
Costs are going up everywhere; the unions will need to be reasonable about their coverage and cost. Or else, they will just let the old contract continue, the raises will continue, the health care will continue...hey, that's probably the best deal they can get. Of course, your income stops rising when you hit $85K or so....