Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NYC public sector unions

From News of the Weird (from the New York Times, 6/3/10)...

Labor unions' sweet, recession-proof contract with the New York City area's severely cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority last year provided 8,074 blue-collar workers (conductors, engineers, repairmen, etc.) with six-figure compensation, including about 50 who earned $200,000 or more....Included in some of the fat payouts for LIRR locomotive engineers was special "penalty" pay (about $94,600 in one case) for engineers who are required to move a train to a different location from its normal assignment.

Those labor cartels can be quite effective, especially in tandem with the government, financed by the deep pockets of unaware taxpayers.


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