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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Furloughs or layoffs hinge on overtime?

Foster's offers their opinion on the breakdown in state contract negotiations.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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When did overtime become an entitlement?

Contract negotiations between the state and the State Employees Association have broken down because of overtime demands.

The state is struggling to ensure a balanced budget during the next two years, while the SEA is insisting that there be 15 minutes of overtime a day for corrections officers.

What's it going to be, furloughs for state employees or the loss of 750 jobs?

Where does the overtime side dish fit into the meal? The union is arguing that the loss of 15 minutes of daily overtime hurts corrections officers more than other state employees.

Guaranteed overtime? It's an interesting concept; a ludicrous one, but an interesting one, nevertheless. (more)

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