The Town Employees of Cabotville are mad. They have been without pay raises for 2 years because of the state budget cuts, which cut aid to their town. At their union meeting some of them made it clear they wanted to do something. "We're always the ones to take the hits," said Mary Higgins.
The Union at Cheap Enterprises was getting ready for contract negotiations, and so was the company. Union Stewards were out taking a survey of members on what were the most important issues. At the monthly Steward meeting, most Steward's reports were similar in one area.
"Seems like the foremen have been talking up a new insurance plan that the company is going to propose," said Harry Sternberg.
The Union Committee for the Town employees of Causewell were prepared for a tough negotiations. They knew that the budget was tight because the town was not getting an increase in aid from the state.