These are people who don't go to meetings and who themselves have seen their wages diminish as the County and Easton chip away with commuter taxes and increased contributions to healthcare and other regressive measures.
Just like the people in the private sector.
Despite the occasional grandstanding, no real effort has been made to actually help both the worker and people of Northampton County. Most of them have no politics, except the politics of putting food on the table or next month's mortgage payment.
You might call them apathetic, but they're not blind. They see no reason to give their loyalty to rich and powerful men in one party who simply want to take over the role of rich and powerful men in another party.
Council can wage war with the Executive over political emails, residency or contracts. But does this do anything to help a county worker put food on the table? Does this help a person who just lost his job and feels useless?
Raises and new positions have been approved for Fiscal Affairs and the Department of Community and Economic Development, as they should be, but there's hiring freezes and staff shortages nearly everywhere else. Not one Council member has said one word about these conditions. To make matters worse, workers without contracts are being told to expect no raises and see diminished benefits sliced even more.
Executive John Brown has complained about OT at the jail, something that happens in 24-hour operations. But he's unwilling to fill vacancies. The Civil Division is operating with a skeleton crew.
The Executive needs to drop the corporate babble and start paying attention to the people of Northampton County, starting with the worker. County Council needs to focus on that as well. That is the real role of government.