Reader sees hypocrisy in Muvvala campaign

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To the editor:

Although not a resident of Franklin, I was interested in reading in the Sept. 22 Williamson section of The Tennessean about Bhavani Muvvala, a candidate running for alderman in Franklin.  

The article revealed that Mr. Muvvala is paying out a settlement derived from a federal lawsuit alleging that he violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying his employees less per hour than agreed upon in their contracts and transferring overtime pay into regular pay. 

Yet, Mr. Muvvala has campaigned on increasing the pay of city employees. Does anyone else see this as hypocritical when he doesn’t pay his own employees what he agreed upon in their employment contract?

Mr. Muvvala has also repeatedly called for more volunteerism from Franklin residents. I wonder if he has led by example. In what capacity has he volunteered? 

I trust the good citizens of Franklin will see through Mr. Muvvala’s campaign bravado.

Janice Spillman


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