Monday, April 19, 2010

After 15 years, NYC sewage workers get a raise

Talk about a crappy deal (sorry, we couldn't pass that up)...

The AFL-CIO is bragging about this:

Multiple, New York City: 1,100 New York City sewage workers receive their first wage increases in 15 years, after two unions ratified new contracts. Some 200 plant managers, represented by Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, had been without a contract since 1995 and will receive an increase of 83 percent. About 800 members of AFSCME Local 1320 had been without a contract since 2002 and will receive increases of between 43 percent and 63 percent.

Even if the wage increases were 100%, there's nothing here to indicate retroactivity.

One question that goes unanswered: How much will their union dues go up?

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