Lawmakers caved in yesterday and repealed the privatization of school cafeteria and maintenance workers. Bill 53 cancels the cost-cutting measures introduced in the governor’s budget. Political expediency wins out. Voting was along party lines, with Democrats voting for the bill and Republicans voting against.
I hate to see anybody lose their jobs, but the fact remains that GovGuam will have to cut its workforce. There just isn’t enough money to go around. Everyone agrees that GovGuam must reduce the number of employees but no one is willing to actually make the necessary cuts.