Last week, SEIU organizer Margot Reed confirmed that $2 million worth
will be dropped from the department via layoffs. When asked at the time if the recreation directors and assistant
supervisors -- the folks attending today's meeting -- will be
liquidated, she answered "The model of having rec directors and rec
assistant supervisors -- it's fair to say it's going to change."
That change may start today. "There's going to be, for lack of a better word, some fireworks," said one department employee.
Update, 3:20 p.m. -- We got a hold of a longtime department employee who attended today's meeting. He outlined Rec and Park's proposal thusly: The scores of workers in attendance will be made to apply for 10 new supervisorial positions, 48 assistant supervisor positions, or 50 to 60 rec director positions that may be either full- or part-time. The longtime worker was nervous that those who'd butted heads with management in the past will be discreetly shown the door in the future. "Everyone in that room was scared," the worker said.
Image | Via John Gushue