No 5B Furloughs Next Year
Someone in the comment section spotted this at the Sergeants website:
- After meeting with the department, there will be no 5B furlough selections next year. The city is invoking its emergency operations clause for the G-8 summit that is scheduled for next May.
We looked up the word "emergency" in the dictionary:
- A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
We don't think you can define this as an "emergency" seeing as how it's about nine months away, so there's nothing "unexpected" about it. "Dangerous" might be a stretch, too, given the lack of evidence on the ground at this point (yes, we know how these things go and agree it will probably be a disaster...we're talking about the legal threshold though.) Aren't there some sort of contractual repercussions for declaring an emergency though? Especially this far in advance?
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