Greg Bishop takes over the mic from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Today we'll talk sagging pants, union vs. nonunion and the man nominated to be the new Springfield City Corporation Counsel. That's ahead with Bishop On Air!
Held over from Thursday's show:
Speaking of city business ... Springfield aldermen will consider on final passage next week increasing how much nonunion employees can make in an effort to keep 25% of the city's workforce from unionizing. Have the unions outlasted their welcome? We no longer have child labor in this country. The unions did help get that changed. We now have compensation for overtime work, and holiday pay, and sick time and vacations. The unions rightfully helped with that. But now there's a trend of union employees making more than their nonunion supervisors. Have unions outlived their welcome?
Pants sagging, no ride
Springfield Leaks is back on the scene, if you weren't aware. The online police watchdog blog site also posts other stories, including this one about an alleged policy of a strict dress code upon public transportation. The post includes details about an alleged policy from Springfield Mass Transit District banning riders from wearing their pants below their waste line. We've got a call in to SMTD to confirm the anit-sagging pants policy and other dress code stuff. If this indeed is the case, is this a problem?
It seems that the city of Springfield changes corporation counsel more than Mayor Mike Houston changes suspenders ... We'll get into the controversy over the latest nominee to be the chief lawyer for the City of Springfield. What do two of Springfield's most vocal aldermen have to say? We'll hear from Ald. Frank Edwards and Joe McMenamin about former Bloomington city attorney Todd Greenberg. We'll also get their take on Tuesday's vote concerning a settlement in the police internal affairs case. That's ahead with Bishop On Air!
Concealed Carry update
We'll be joined by State Rep. Brandon Phelps to get his take on the progression of Illinoisans getting the right to carrry concealed weapons. That's ahead, just after 11:30. Don't miss it!
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