Scranton PA civil servants will not be forced to accept Minimum wage

1 post / 0 new

Cops and firefighters in Scranton, Pennsylvania will again receive the paychecks they’re entitled to. After Scranton Mayor Chis Doherty reduced the pay of his city’s public workers – including cops and firefighters – down to minimum wage, arguing his city can’t afford it – three public sector unions in the city took the mayor to court, challenging the pay cuts.

Now, a deal has been worked out- and Mayor Doherty has promised to restore his public workers’ pay with interest on the backlogged salaries. During a time when public workers are under assault all around the country, it’s nice to hear some good news.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Joined:
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

Currently Chatting

We Need to Listen to the Founders and Stop the Forever War.

Just a little over a year ago during his speech at the National Defense University here in Washington, D.C., President Obama talked about winding down Bush’s War on Terror. But as American bombers continue to strike against ISIS in Iraq and now Syria, it now looks like the War on Terror will be with us for years to come. And that’s a really dangerous thing for our democracy.

Powered by Pressflow, an open source content management system