Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I-Team Investigation-Connie's in the News (indirectly)
Newschannel 5 (St. Louis, KSDK-TV) has been conducting one of their I-Team investigations for the past two months and will begin airing that investigation tonight on the 10pm (CST) news. Why is this being advertised on Connie's website, you might ask? The investigation is related to the money that the City of St. Louis paid two IT employees that it contracted from United Forensics, Greg's former employer. United Forensics, due to it's extreme mishandling of funds, terminated Connie's health care with only a couple of week's notice back in April of this year. They're really a first-rate outfit (hint of sarcasm in my voice). They told Greg on April 10 of this year that they were filing bankruptcy and starting a new company, paying hourly wages only and offering no benefits. They told Greg that our benefits would be terminated on April 30. In reality, they are still open and employees do have benefits. They just wanted to get Greg's family off the health insurance because Connie's heart condition raised the premiums of everyone in the company. The decisions made by the owners of the company hurt many people, including taxpayers and citizens of the city. Our family was affected too. If you don't live here locally, you can watch live newscasts on www.ksdk.com. Here's the article.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 5:10 PM