Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Former City Council President Dan Welch, who is running for the city’s top job, tells Nebraska Watchdog the proposed contract between the Omaha fire union and the city is a “bad deal” for taxpayers.
Welch’s comments directly contradict his fellow Republican and mayoral hopeful Jean Stothert.
Stothert, a member of the city council committee which hammered out the deal, insists the contract—which has been approved by the union and now goes to the council for its OK— is a big plus and will resolve a number of longstanding issues between the city and the union.
In an editorial today, the Omaha World-Herald agreed with Stothert.
“It is a meaningful step toward resolving problems that have lingered for too long,” writes the paper.
But, in an on-camera interview with Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan, Welch blasts the contract as “more of the same.”
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