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Old 10-06-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Vermont is a tiny state and probably not that many people will care.
But this really burns me up.

The union is trying to force the admnistration to pay some state employees DOUBLE for work performed after Irene.

Was this for helping fellow Vermonters in need? NO

Did they put their lives at risk? NO

Did they work long hours to repair bridges or roads, or get supplies to Vermonters who were cut off and stranded from the flooding? NO

So why should they be entitled to double pay, you ask?

Because the poor dear OFFICE JOCKS had to use a different building than the one they normally worked in.

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“The next day the state was open for business, but we had a large office complex that was unusable,” said Spaulding. “It was not an emergency situation, that was administrative, and not included in the definition of emergency, which is not outlined in the contract.”
Vt state employees seek double-time pay for work after Irene: Rutland Herald Online

Hey VSEA, ever hear of solidarity with your fellow Vermonters? Cripes if you want to milk something go milk a cow!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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That's just greed, I have a better one though.

A local city near me decided to use meter maids to cut down on costs wih writing tickets and have the cops doing regular police work<gasp>. The police union filed a grievance so now they get paid $1500 a year to not write tickets........ it gets better though. The Fire Fighters in this same city had a clause in their contract that they get same compensation as the police. They too filed a grivance so now they are getting $1500 a year for doing a job they never did to begin with.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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With the high taxes VT levys, they certainly should be able to feed the greed easily. Give VT more tax money, don't be shy, step right up, its for the good of the community.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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Vermont is a tiny state and probably not that many people will care.
But this really burns me up.

The union is trying to force the admnistration to pay some state employees DOUBLE for work performed after Irene.

Was this for helping fellow Vermonters in need? NO

Did they put their lives at risk? NO

Did they work long hours to repair bridges or roads, or get supplies to Vermonters who were cut off and stranded from the flooding? NO

So why should they be entitled to double pay, you ask?

Because the poor dear OFFICE JOCKS had to use a different building than the one they normally worked in.



Vt state employees seek double-time pay for work after Irene: Rutland Herald Online

Hey VSEA, ever hear of solidarity with your fellow Vermonters? Cripes if you want to milk something go milk a cow!
When you elect a a Socialist, what do you expect?
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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You know what? Shumlin doesn't want them to get the double pay. Maybe he's figured out that Vermont is on its way down the toilet and he is the guy standing at the flush handle.

Where do these people who spend their entire day farting into office chairs think the money is supposed to come from? Do they have no shame or compunctions about sticking it to their fellow Vermonters?

And even VPIRG criticized him over his energy plan.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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This is pure greed. If they were out helping folks clear debris and restoring power etc. then I wouldn't have a problem with it. They're whining because they gotta walk to the printer now instead of reaching over to the side of their desk. Hell after the floods of '93 there were dozens of us packed into one room for a month because the fire dept wouldn't allow anybody on upper floors in buildings due to no water in case of a fire. I didn't hear anybody squealing about it. I guess we weren't union though.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Why are you guys always supporting contracts that benefit employers but never support ones that benefit employees? If the contract calls for double pay it calls for double pay. Next time the contract is negotiated the state can have the provision removed.

The employees could just decide to forgo the extra pay but as "free people looking out for their best interests" why should they? They are just acting like any other RW greedster. Like the rest of you.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Why are you guys always supporting contracts that benefit employers but never support ones that benefit employees? If the contract calls for double pay it calls for double pay. Next time the contract is negotiated the state can have the provision removed.
It calls for double pay if they work during an emergency. Having to go to a different building is not an emergency, at least not in most people's books. Yes there were parts of Vermont that were affected to an extent that any normal thinking person would agree that a state of emergency existed. No argument from me on that. And the state goverment was officially shut down for one day so any state employee who worked on that day is entitled to the extra compensation. That is not being disputed.

However the union thugs in Vermont are whining on behalf of their VSEA parasites that forcing them to work at a location since that was not their regular location without "officially" relocating them constitutes an emergency.

Disgusting, simply disgusting. We should just get rid of half of the state employees in Vermont anyway, they are worse than useless.

Here is more info - including the names of the greedy VSEA employees who want to suck more off the taxpayer's teat..

http://vtdigger.org/vtdNewsMachine/w...ance-Irene.pdf
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Seems to me the Union boss is doing what the employees hired him to do and the governor is doing what the people hired him to do. What is wrong with people doing their jobs?

So the dispute is over what constitutes an "emergency". OK. Let a court figure out that one.
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