As many of you may have heard, the City administration is planning to hire a consulting firm to perform a "wage study" on its workforce (aside from police and fire). The Mayor and Cammi say that they want City wages to be competitive in the market, to retain and lure quality employees, but historically, these studies result in higher wages for "management" positions, and wage freezes and "red-circles" for many of the non-management positions.
The proposal to hire "Carlson Dettmann" to conduct this study will go to the City Council. This proposal was not even put before the Human Resources Committee, as most any proposal regarding employees, benefits, or wages normally would. I ask you to please show up for the City Council meeting on Tuesday June 3 at . We need to show strength in numbers, so please pass this along to your co-workers and like minded friends. This isn't a "union/non-union" issue - this should be of great concern to all City employees, and taxpayers - as this consultant will cost the City about $30,000,
Also, please read the story below - it is Steven's Point entering a legal battle with this very company: