Drivers Get No Raise; ‘I Think We’re All in This Recession Together’


From our Nation’s Press: Totman Enterprises, the contractor that serves schools in Marshfield, Mass., turned down pay raises for its 25 employees in order to reduce its contract price by $100,000 and avoid instituting a transportation fee. Martha Totman, the owner of the company told

“I think we’re all in this recession together, and in order to get out of it, we have to get out of it together … My drivers are terrific people and most live in Marshfield, and this affects us all. With the lack of stability in our school system, it’s hard when you don’t know whether you’re going to have a job or programs cut. And we hoped we could make it a little easier”

What’s going on where you live? Are you getting COLA increases? Raises? Pink slips?