Mobilization and union solidarity triumphed this week as Salem County officials scrapped a plan to privatize 911 dispatch and jail medical staff jobs.
The Freeholder Board had solicited bids to privatize 37 full- and part-time 911 call center jobs and 20 jail medical staff to balance the budget. However, when word spread of the officials' plan, union members whose jobs were threatened and the¬†supporters¬†mobilized, packing freeholder meetings to show the force of their opposition.¬†We wish to thank Freeholder Dale Cross, our union brother from IBEW 94, for opposing the privatization. He and a majority of the freeholder board¬†voted this week to adopt a budget¬†that does not outsource jobs.¬†This significant victory for the union workforce in Salem County would not have been possible without¬†the hard work of our affiliates, allies and community partners, who saw this three-month-long fight through to a successful outcome. As always, when we fight together, we win together.
Thank you again for your support.