Just got off the phone with Tom Swan, head of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group.
We spoke a bit about the state of public sector unions in Connecticut post-ratification revote for a Labor Day piece I’m writing.
Swan said he hopes citizens appreciate the effort of municipal and state workers to prepare for and get things cleaned-up in the aftermath of Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irene.
“I think moments like we’ve just experienced from Irene remind us all of the importance of a strong and vibrant public sector for those times we all need to pull together in the broader community,” Swan said. “I think most felt whether cleaning up the roads or helping to move debris, shelters opening up in schools, for the most part the public sector responded in a swift and effective manner.”