Municipal employees don't work for a corporation. They work for you and your neighbors.
Without refuse laborers, your trash would overflow on your curb until you paid substantially more to a private contractor to collect it.
Without equipment operators, your roads would be bumpy and possibly impassible after years of heavy traffic.
Without water plant operators, you'd be paying for bottled drinking water.
Without utility workers, sewer pipes would clog up and overflow into your home.
Without epidemiologists, communicable diseases would run unchecked through the community.
Without municipal employees from all departments, the Emergency Operations Center would be short-handed during a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Without municipal employees, your quality of life would suffer.
Municipal city employees do so much. Can't you do a little bit for them?