On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 the Pittsburgh City Council in a 5 to 4 vote made the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47) Recovery Plan for the City of Pittsburgh the law. Effective immediately the plan will be implemented wherever it can be. As union contracts run out, new contracts will include wage freezes for city workers along with increased contributions from these same workers for their health care. Also the Act 47 Plan implements a punishment to bargaining units that do not bend over a kiss the bossís ass. Called a Labor Agreement Implementation Delay Adjustment, it mandates a 1% decrease in wages for each month that a city union does not have a collective bargaining agreement that follows the Act 47 boiler plate. In other words, collective bargaining in Pittsburgh is now dead. Privatization, outsourcing and managed competition will also be the law for Pittsburgh for now on.
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