County Gives Workers 15% Pay Raise Over Three Years. . .
According to the Daily News, "thousands of county employees make more than $100,000 a year, about 3,000 clerks, nursing attendants, cooks, custodians and laundry workers make less than $30,000 a year and qualify for welfare benefits."
What do you want to bet they're ALL getting a big raise, not just the 3000 clerks, cooks, etc.?
Nurses will get an 18% to 30% pay raise.
Here's the part I love:
"Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen wouldn't say how much the total package would cost until it's ratified.
"But Janssen said the county can afford it because of rising property tax collections and the recent passage of a measure that prevents the state from raiding local coffers."
Yes, why trouble the grubby little taxpayers with unseemly details like HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST US?! Let's wait until after it's a done deal to present the check. We can afford it. Heck, it probably works out to just a latte every ten minutes. . . .
Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4527204