Montgomery county workers are fighting back after the Fiscal Year 2011 budget was formally adopted on May 27. The budget was reduced by 4.5% ultimately leading to about 300 lay offs and 6,000 furloughs.
Local 1994 is awarding members a monetary prize for the best video depicting Montgomery County’s budget process. It can be serious or funny, in verse or in song – rap, parody, satire or parody. It doesn’t matter, as long as it gets the point across.
Workers are tired of being targeted for layoffs and furloughs and now it’s their chance to speak up and let the world know how they really feel. First place is awarded $300, second place is $200 and third place is $100.
Note: The contest is open only to Local 1994 members. But that doesn’t mean that the videos won’t be enjoyable to watch for any worker who has been left to bear with the burden of a budget process.
Good Luck workers, let your voices be heard!