Re "Brown must stand ground on pensions" (Editorials, Sept. 6): The arrogance of the editorial board is shown in this editorial. It is not fair to ignore years of good-faith negotiations between transit workers and their employers. The transit workers had to give up a fair cost of living wage and trade it for an offer of a better retirement plan. In a modern society it is only fair that a work force keeps pace with the cost of living or their living standards will decline.
What the editorial board is saying is that the state should just ignore a contract negotiated in good faith. This means that transit workers will not only not get a fair cost of living raise, but will also have their pensions cut.
My question is, if The Bee just ignored contracts negotiated in good faith, would it still be in business?
-- John Gomez, Sacramento