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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Restore Galloway Team Issues Statement Supporting Mainland PBA Local #77 and Galloway Police

(Galloway) The Restore Galloway Team of Councilman Jim McElwee, Bill Montag, Cliff Sudler & Mike Suleiman showed their support for Galloway's Police Department in light of a ruling on pay for police officers training in the National Guard:
"Although we understand Chief Moran's attempt to save money for taxpayers, we don't feel this is the place to do that. We support the PBA and the arbitrator's decision that this violates the officers' collective bargaining agreement." 

"This should have been addressed in contract negotiations and not dragged through the courts, incurring more legal fees for a township that has already spent millions in legal fees over the past ten years. 

These five officers, who are protecting Galloway residents both in the police force and in the military, should not lose a benefit that has been paid for over 20 years without a collective bargaining agreement. 

We echo the Chief's support of our men and women in the military and urge the Township to go back to the bargaining table with the PBA to find a mutually agreed-upon solution."

Chief Patrick Moran stated in response to this release, "the facts are there to be decided on. The Township Council and Manager make the decision as to whether the Township moves forward or not.  Whatever the decision/policy is regarding the military pay will be up to them."

GallowayTwpNews.com submitted a request to comment to the One Galloway Republican Team of Candidates. As of time of publication they have not responded to our request. 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the Restore Galloway and to Councilman Jim McElwee for sticking up and supporting our department.

Anonymous said...

Great group of guys. We need two more to really get rid of the Manny, Moe & Jack sitting up there. Yea you know who you are Purdy, Coppolla and Tyrell. Time to rotate those tires.

Anonymous said...

athats right just keep double dipping !!! Typical demos !!!

Anonymous said...

If you want to talk about double dipping,, be careful. Both parties do it. In addition, there are a couple police officers, who finisihed either a 20 & 30 ycareer with The Air Guard. AND, this is not limited to the Police. Examine the career history of the entire Galloway Employee work force. You will find many double dippers!! Is it your position topenalize all employees, or just the Police??

Anonymous said...

This is a contract matter which was first proposed three years ago. The proposal was to give employees in the guards or reserves their township pay minus the amount of military pay for their training weekends and regular two week duty tour. Those activated for longer tours would get the same pay differential. While on military duty, the employees would still have township health care benefits for their families but any injuries or illness that occurred on military time would have to be covered by military insurances. Township sick or vacation leave time could be used to cover absences caused by military-incurred injury or illness. No employee would be eligible for township workmen’s compensation pay if injured in military service. Employees would not lose seniority even for extended tours of active duty but could not accrue new sick or vacation leave. Now, all of this would protect township taxpayers from paying twice for employees on military leave, it gives reassurance to employees that their jobs, seniority and base pay are protected, and the township benefits from employees learning skills through their military training and service. Kindly use this in the next round of contract negotiations.

Anonymous said...

Any word on a member of the Galloway Restore Team that may have violated a state law?

Anonymous said...

False accusations that will land someone getting sued. Purdy henchmen working hard from afar. When is the AG Investigation Report due in on Purdy?

Anonymous said...

Commenting under Anonymous now, huh Rossy? LOL.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Purdy take his DP Towing truck to a Republican Fundraiser for himself! Nothing like mixing business with politics. Only the PURDY Way!

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