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The flag men bit was the ultimate joke. What's the difference between them and cops, when they both make the same money? Wasn't the entire point about the cost of details? All they did was move the money to some other union member. Total shirade.
What it was really about was shutting down the reimbursement delay. Instead of paying the details directly out of city funds then billing the contractors/highway/utility companies afterward they put it on the work crews to hire the flagmen directly. That is where the "savings" is. In essence, it's shifty accounting practices disguised as a way to save money.
The real charade in the "reform" was purposely putting in loopholes that allowed the unions and cities/towns to come up with agreements regarding the required use of police as flagmen. Instead of being forced by state law they are forced by city/town ordinances to hire union cops to do it. Nothing changed if the union is strongarming enough to force the requirement
"As long as we have Belichick, I always think that we're going to be just fine."...Tom Brady, in reference to his coach.
“It is what it is, but it ain’t what you think.”...Brandon Spikes