DAILY NEWS MUST FINALLY BE READING ZUMA TIMES
A sweet deal for city unions
Bulk of workers would get 23% hike by end of pact
BY BETH BARRETT, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 10/05/2007 01:26:50 AM PDT
Los Angeles officials and six unions have negotiated a contract that will give the bulk of the city's civilian work force up to a 23 percent pay hike at the end of five years, the Daily News has learned.
Daily News printed that they expect the union hike amount to be 13%. Zuma Times' Batcomputer puts the calculations at around 25%. That's a big spread. So far, for those keeping track, it's a 13%-15% increase for the first two years. More to come, as soon as it is said. Brought to you by Zuma Times I.T. department, here on Mayor Sam's blog.
ZUMA DOGG PRESS CONFERENCE FROM LAST NIGHT ON THE UNION RATE HIKE AND BAD SOURCES
No offense to Daily News because they didn't buy the orginal Bat-computer from the Hollywood Thrift shop, so their human-operated calculator forgot about series of small increases (one every six months) at the beginning of the five year contract.
The first one is retroactive to 07/01/07 -- and when you add them up -- and compound them...it all adds up, y'all!
Alfred believes that the Daily News heard "13%" and they assumed it was for the 5 years, since they said, "at least 13% increase over the life of the (five year) contract". (But they got bamboozled with only 2/5 of the information. 2 of the 5 years.)
So, by adding the numbers for the first year, with the numbers from the second year= 13-15%. Add inflation adjustments -- PLUS the last three years -- and Batcomputer says, "25%" (at least, y'all!)