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Montgomery Council
approves union raises

Washington Examiner [DC], by Kate Jacobson

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Posted By:PChristopher, 5/1/2013 11:36:35 AM

The Montgomery County Council approved a trio of pay raises for union employees, which will cost the county almost $32 million in fiscal 2014. The council approved the firefighters, police and county government employees union packages 8-1, with only Councilman Phil Andrews, D-Gaithersburg/Rockville, voting against the contracts. He repeatedly has said they´re too high and unsustainable. Though the packages span two years, the council approved only the first year of the deals, which would give employees an average of 7 to 10 percent raises.

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Typical. Montgomery County kind of reminds me of California without the tinsel. Just keep it up, boys. Eventually, even your liberal population will get tired of getting soaked and move out. Stay out of Virginia, though; We don´t want you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 5/1/2013 11:41:19 AM     (No. 9305353)

Ah...to be taught to hold a firehose...and to be paid like a heart surgeon. Marx would be proud.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: krause, 5/1/2013 12:06:06 PM     (No. 9305415)

Hey, no problem, it´s only other people´s money they´re spending.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 5/1/2013 12:23:27 PM     (No. 9305452)

7-10% raise for one year?
Wow. Not even Congress gives themselves such big raises

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Submariner, 5/1/2013 12:24:35 PM     (No. 9305456)

We love to see socialists skidding to the eventual collapse of their scheme, but the result is as OP notes: the rats migrate to other, healthier states and bring this disease with them. Just ask the good people of once red New Hampshire. The influx of Barney Frank types ("Massholes" as my NH relatives call them) from south of the border has put NH in play for the ´Rats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 5/1/2013 1:01:23 PM     (No. 9305526)

And the taxpayers of Montgomery Country, the ones who must cover the contracts - what did they have to say about it? Anything? Were they represented at the table? Are they allowed to be aware of the details? It´s usually not just about the year to year wages. The little union nuggets that get buried are things like insurances,pensions, overtime, and bumping up a soon to be retired worker to manager status in his last year to juice his retirement package. Details, details - never print the details.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oldsfc, 5/1/2013 10:02:57 PM     (No. 9306340)

Are there tax payers living in DC? Last time I looked they´r wussent non.

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