SARASOTA COUNTY — Single mother Laura Kroll brought her 16-year-old son Jacob to the lectern to show him the elected officials responsible for refusing her a raise in five years.
The eight-year Sarasota County Mosquito Control employee spoke during the two-and-a-half-hour union hearing between county commissioners and the Teamsters Local 173 union Wednesday night. She questioned commissioners about why there were brand-new Toyota work trucks and new furniture in the lobby of the Mosquito Control office, why a new library was being built, and millions of dollars were being spent on Siesta Key beach bathrooms and other improvements, yet there was no money for Teamsters members’ raises.
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