Paul T. O’Neill and Hugh L. Reilly (of the state’s labor relations board) call up Frank Phillips and make accusations about a Democrat. Phillips writes a he said/she said story because it’s easy to string together quotes from the two sides. Read the story. Then I’ve got a question about this passage from Suzanne Bump, the Democrat Phillips puts on the other side of the story:
“They [the Romney appointees] have been extraordinarily resistant to even establishing a working relationship,” said Bump, now the director of workforce development, who will become Patrick’s secretary of labor when his government reorganization takes effect next month. She cited her attempts to move the commission to less expensive quarters to save money and to resolve a huge case backlog. She said the commission had been ignored and neglected for more than a decade by Republican administrations.
While the commission is designed to be independent, Bump is responsible for the commission’s budget and can ask questions related to their workload and how much staff they would need to handle the cases before them.
Anybody know where this commission meets, or keeps its office space? Any BMG readers know about the backlog? It might be interesting for the readers of the story. I’m sure Phillips has a good idea who to call to get this info, and I wish he’d done so, in order to make the story more than “he said/she said.”