Monday, November 15, 2010

Nine Towns Form Health Care Trust To Save $$

The D&C reports that the towns of Chili, Henrietta, Penfield, Perinton, Pittsford, Victor and Webster, the villages of East Rochester and Fairport and the Rochester Housing authority formed a partnership to cover over 1200 employees together and save over $5 million.

SCATS ~~ Why isn't Greece one of them?


Anonymous said...

My guess is that one of the many unions would not agree to a change. Believe it or not, one union could disrupt the plan. It is all employees or none, the town cant split them up.

SCATS said...

To 2:05PM ~~ Possibly you are correct. It's also possible that the 'powers that be' don't like turning control over to someone else, too. They have a track record of NOT engaging in anything they can't control.

Anonymous said...

I hope it is not the case that the unions in Greece would be able to derail this money saving plan and the unions in the other towns didn't. What did the other towns do that made the unions go along? Did they offer to share the savings or somehow make the plan a win-win? Do all the other towns have the ability to operate in the combined best interests of the employees and the taxpayers, while Greece can't?
Why doesn't someone from the town and BOE leadership explain why Greece wasn't part of this cooperative plan?