Contra Costa County Public Employees Union Local One is circulating this flyer (see below) in response to recent county deputy sheriff and district attorney union leaders’ demands that the county restore law enforcement funding at the expense of other departments such as the county hospital.
“Apparently, the DAs and the Sheriffs (our fellow county employees) think they’re special,” the flyer reads. “Their response to the cuts in the DA’s office has been to attack the Board of Supervisors for building the County Hospital and to argue for more cuts in Health Services. That means cut more of our jobs they won’t lose theirs.”
With more budget cuts on the horizon, this type of infighting among public employee unions is likely to only get worse.