Jamie Casey: Agundez best for TID board

October 21, 2013 

Since TID Division 3 candidate Dan Agundez started talking about the need to hire locally again, and restarting the apprentice program for TID again, TID has opened a lineman position and is restarting the apprentice program. Coincidence? Not likely.

The TID board members know the water and electric customers (voters) are hearing news of questionable tactics being used by management to hire outside contractors, an attempt to make their union workers look bad. The TID board let their customers sit for many hours with no power. Thank God we have professional, trained union linemen, who perform their duties, rain or shine, with respect for the customers.

The questions remain to be asked of the TID board: Why was it not important for you to hire locally and put our citizens back to work? Why are you spending millions to hire companies from out of state, rather than filling the current positions you’ve left vacant over the last few years? What is wrong with you? I’ve had it. I’m supporting Dan Agundez. At least he cares about us.

JAMIE CASEY

Modesto

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