Thursday, January 17, 2013

Reedy Creek firefighters

Here's a behind the scenes story that was posted in the Orlando Sentinel Daily Disney.  The Reedy Creek Improvement District provides governmental services to WDW and Bay Lake (yes, there is a town of Bay Lake).  The firefighters have been in contract talks with RCID for over two years, and the most recent development is that the district board took the side of management in an insurance plan.
Without any substantive debate, the five-member board of supervisors opted for a management-proposed insurance plan over a more generous option sought by the Disney resort firefighters.
Disney controls the election of board supervisors and the firefighters feel they have no real say in the situation.  So, we'll see if this ultimately leads to picketing over the dispute.

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