Scranton PA is a city run by Democrats and have been for some time.and they have ruined the city so much so, that the Democrat mayor has slashed the pay of it's employees to minimum wage.
From MSNBC: Unions representing civil servants in Scranton, Pa., filed suit
Tuesday after the mayor cut pay for police, firefighters, garbage
collectors and other public workers to minimum wage, saying that was all
the city could afford.
Unions representing police, fire and
public workers in the city of 76,000 filed three lawsuits after the city
defied a judge's order and issued paychecks Friday that paid 398 city
employees at the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.
lawsuits against Mayor Chris Doherty include one filed in federal court
under the Fair Labor Standards Act accusing the city of failing to pay
wages on time and failing to pay overtime. Another lawsuit seeks to hold
the mayor in contempt for violating a judges order. Yet another alleges
that benefits for disabled police and firefighters were cut without a
Doherty is a Democrat. The city council is comprised of Democrats.
The Scranton newspaper said the city has been designated as financially distressed for 20 years
I just wonder why there have not been any demonstrations by the unions and their supporters like the unions would do if this was a conservative mayor.. Oh, wait, the mayor and council are Democrats and this puts union members in a terrible position. You can't piss off Democrats because the unions own them but you cannot piss off the unions or the Democrats will be pissed. What a nasty circle.
Oh, and the mayor wanted to raise taxes 78% and impose higher garbage collection fees.
Scranton, PA. just another Democratic Party success story.