Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yet Another Example Of How Unions Are Ruining This Country
Dumb crook news? Not a chance

I'm one of the first ones to stick-up for cops, but this is just stupid. Here's some of the article from The San Francisco Chronicle; (Emphasis mine)
Oakland to compensate cops for dressing time
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

OAKLAND -- The city of Oakland is expected to pay $1.75 million in legal fees and will offer vacation time and money to police officers who claimed in a lawsuit that they had been underpaid for working extra hours and for the time they spent putting on their uniforms, attorneys said Thursday.

Under a tentative agreement reached this week, the city will cover the plaintiffs' legal fees and costs. More than 500 current officers will receive an average of 130 vacation hours each, and about 60 retired officers each will be paid $3,500, said Rocky Lucia, an attorney for the officers.

The agreement draws to a close a three-year legal fight that began with a 2006 federal lawsuit filed by Officer Bob Valladon, former president of the Oakland Police Officers Association, over the issue of "donning and doffing," in which officers said they weren't being paid for the time they spent putting on and taking off their uniforms.

The suit grew to include 571 current and former officers who said they hadn't been paid overtime for staying after their shifts or had been paid at the wrong rate.
Your tax dollars at work, people of Oakland. Stuff like more body armor, better weapons, improved retirement pay... nahhh. Millions of dollars in overtime for getting dressed.

What's next... overtime pay for defecating and urinating before or after a shift? I better not let the OPOA know about that.


Blogger pinkmonkeybird said...

No doubt about it. Unions are not healthy for children and other living things. They destroyed the auto industry.

Only problem is, try explaining that to a union man who raised a family on union wages and has been convinced that management is greedy.

Communism is insidious and rots people's brains.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Is it wrong that I read "unicorns" first? And it made nearly as much sense as the unions do.

10:51 PM  
Blogger pinkmonkeybird said...

Unfortunately, it is much easier to find an operating union that is collecting fees and making insane demands than it is to find a unicorn even just breathing.

3:08 PM  

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