topper, against that, let me say that the way retire/rehire is SUPPOSED to work is the rehired person works at a reduced salary. Yes, I know the judge in the recent story that stirred up all the envy is still working for full wages, but the principals and police chiefs and so on who are the usual recipients of the plan generally work for much lower wages than what they made as non-retired employees.
You make a good point about two people spending versus one, but your point about the younger one spending more than the older one is supposition and not necessarily so.
February 28, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.
The retiree will get his/her pension regardless. The position will be filled, at full pay, regardless. Does anyone dispute this?
So, what's the issue? The issue is that the same person getting the pension is also getting the money. But how does that effect the taxpaying citizens? It doesn't. How does it effect the service being provided by that job? It doesn't.
Again, what's the issue? "He's getting something I don't!"
February 28, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
Union-busting at its best. Giant Eagle/Tamarkin is cutting off its nose to spite its face. Where is their "fresh" produce going to come from now? Pittsburgh? Or Solon?
With the extra expense of transportation from out-of-state, will Giant Eagle's prices stay the same? Or will they go up?
Look at the few things the reporter lists of Tamarkin's demands. A 24-hour call-off notice? Really? Who on God's green earth knows 24 hours in advance when they're going to have a heart attack, or even catch the flu? And nobody in their right mind would willingly give up a pension plan for a 401k plan. I wonder what the "modest productivity improvements" were? Why aren't we told that?
Let's have both sides, instead of being spoon-fed the union-hater side only.
February 28, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.
Soooo, if a private citizen leaves his yard to "return to its natural state" (ie, let the weeds grow and do zero maintenance) the private citizen is fined and the yard is cut for him, with the expenses being attached to his property taxes. But if the park does it, . . . .
The Bear's Den residents have a point.
February 28, 2015 at 7:09 a.m.
" “Folks, it’s not the government’s money that we let them keep, [it’s Ohioans’ money].” "
Take that one step further. It's not the STATE government's money - it's OUR (the citizens) money. Kasich needs to return the Revenue Sharing money to the local governments. Maybe then they can afford to pave a few roads. How many billions do we need in the Rainy Day fund?
February 25, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.
Harry must have a short memory.
Also, I don't see what's so fantastic about this contract - it looks like the faculty are going backwards.
February 25, 2015 at 7:04 a.m.
February 25, 2015 at 7:02 a.m.
He did what he did, but I think his story - and views of Youngstown from a perspective few of us have any experience with - would be a fascinating read.
February 22, 2015 at 7 a.m.
2much - was he retired, and rehired? Or is this something else? Something the state has instituted in the pension system? If you're complaining about one thing, you can't go bringing up every other thing under the sun.
You still haven't answered: WHICH AREA POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENT RETIRES AND REHIRES RANK AND FILE??
February 21, 2015 at 9:07 a.m.
Rank and file public employees haven't had a raise since 2008 either. Where's their 5% raise?
February 21, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.