Del Gallo shuffles staff

"I am saying to the supervisor and to the board, you have been officially served with grievances by the union; it would be inappropriate for this board to discuss this item in the open forum," said Godlewski.

His announcement was met with a roar of displeasure from residents in attendance.

Johnson later said board members are allowed to talk about the grievances publicly in general terms, but they aren't supposed to personally name any employee involved.

Jack Shiely, president of the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Association, spoke out against Collins' move to justice court.

"If something is not broke, don't fix it," said Shiely. "We have a wonderful senior center there. Molly is not just an employee; Molly is a daughter to many of the people that come to that senior center."

He said Molly knows every one the seniors that come to the center, and he also gave the board a petition with over 250 signatures pleading to keep Collins in the senior center.

Collins herself spoke up after Shiely's comments.

"I've heard many things since I was told that I was being moved last Wednesday " budget cuts, cross training, managerial rights " but there are two words that I haven't heard: cooperation and respect," said Collins. "I don't care if you are a part of an athletic team, a church group, a privately held company or town government, without cooperation between management and employees very little gets accomplished."

Collins asked the board to respect the job she has done at the senior center and give her a reason for the personnel changes.

"Up until this moment, right now, nobody told me it was cross training," said Collins. "I was told it is a permanent move to the court.""

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