These raises are only those benefits held to public view. The real scam is the Workers Comp Merry-go-Round that public employees utilize to drive their pension value to astronomical heights. They take their turn collecting Public Funded Workers Comp with no entity to question the validity of their soft tissue claims. When one department employee takes off work with a lost time claim it allegedly forces the other co-workers to work overtime to cover the work of the Lost Time Comrade. The result is an artificially pumped up yearly salary for the employees that were "Forced" to work overtime to cover for the one sitting at home collecting. Now, the ones that stayed at work have a really big salary year to increase their ultimate PERS 3 - year high average. It gets better, when the initial "injured worker" comes back to work it's the next workers turn to go out and have a "soft tissue" malady thereby propagating the endless BWC Merry-go-Round. To attain three giant overtime years over a 20 or 30 year tenure is child's play,the whole time the administrators turn a blind eye. The taxpayers pay all of the overtime ,the PERS, and most importantly the increased Workers Comp Premiums. Collusion is my conclusion.
April 6, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
Stop it already too many laws.!!!!!
April 3, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.
I hope he gets to rape the Taxpayers to the extent they have to lay off all the dead beat public employees in that County
April 2, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.
Pampered meaningless football players " If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen!!" Get a job at Walmart you won't get HURT there.Days of glory gone to the fairies that are ruining a man's sport
March 30, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.
The minute they Unionize remove their scholarships and charge them for Room ,Food, and Classes, as wel as transportation to and from events. Teach them what real life is all about .
March 27, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.
I see the YOUNGSTOWN dopes have found another venue for spewing
March 25, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.
She's lyingA POPULATION OF CITIZEN FELONS IS EASIER TO MANAGE: The International Chiefs of Police, FOP, and dozens of other police organizations have an agenda of felonizing the American population Police have a vested interest in incarcerating as many people as possible for a slew of reasons that all have to do with furthering the work of policing and nothing to do with law and order. When you are locked up for even a few minutes you are fingerprinted and photographed. When you are incarcerated for a longer period many stated require DNA sampling. A population that has been fingerprinted, photographed, and DNA typed is a population that is very easy to control. If you want someone you can simply reach out and take them. A population that has a prior criminal record is composed of people for whom very little – if any – popular sympathy will flow. No one believes a convicted person. A population of people with felony convictions is an un-armed population. A population of prior felony convicts is a population with substantially reduced civil rights. The reason for wanting to have you charged with a crime – any crime- and convicted of a crime – any crime - are legion. In the end police and prosecutors are hot to prosecute and convict solely because more convictions is good for them.
March 15, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.
ITS NOTHING ABOUT SAFETY! ONLY ABOUT HIJACKING PERSONAL FREEDOM & PRIVACY AT GUNPOINT
March 9, 2014 at 12:11 p.m.
cambridge ----Well said, if America continues it's mass felonization program then we will be able to use so-called felons to do all of our dirty work, but oh wait, everyone shall become a felon ( 30 million so far) then we'll be back at square one
February 28, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.
Perhaps we should start using inmates to man the Mayor's office and City Council. After all they are meager public services jobs that require about as much skill as filling potholes.
February 28, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.