I've previously written about the push to institute Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for all Lucas County contracts - and the fact that the commissioners deferred a vote on the measure until today.
Today, they deferred the resolution until Dec. 15.
Interestingly, The Blade's coverage of the commissioner meeting focuses solely on the appointment of a Skeldon family associate to the dog warden advisory committee.
Now I know they're really interested in getting Dog Warden Tom Skeldon out of office - they have been for years. But in terms of impact to the community, which would you say is more newsworthy: 1) appointing someone who worked on a relative's campaign to an ad hoc committee, or 2) a plan to require that all contractors (even non-union companies) doing business with Lucas County enter into a labor agreement for the duration of the county project?
Obviously, option #2 has a significant financial impact on the county and the taxpayer - as well as sending a strong negative message about doing business in our area.
But of course, the paper hasn't even mentioned this agenda item. They're too busy trying to bury the dog warden who's done nothing but follow the rules, laws and policies put into place by the politicians The Blade routinely supports.
Pay attention, Lucas County! You need to call or email your commissioners to make sure PLAs are never instituted in our county:
Pete Gerken: email@example.com
Tina Skeldon Wozniak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Konop: email@example.com
Phone number: 419-213-4500
For more information about the negative impacts of PLAs, be sure to check out The Truth About PLAs website.