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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Campaign Workers On OT

There is little doubt that everyone can remember the hoards of campaign workers that were here for the special election. Well when they begin to appear this election season coming up they may be on overtime if the New York State Assembly has their way and passes this bill.
Requires that legislative employees receive overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 in each week at one and one-half times their hourly rate.

Does that mean they will be punching a clock in Addie Jenne Russell's campaign office or Cantwell, Aubertine and Renzi's office?
JUSTIFICATION : Currently legislative employees cannot receive time and one-half for overtime. Rather, they must take compensatory time to work on campaigns. We would not allow private industry to do this. Our loyal employees deserve no less.
The suspicious part of the bill is the following.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : To be determined
If this bill is passed there will be no such thing as a campaign "volunteer" from Albany, it will be big bucks and paid by the taxpayer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are they saying that they pay campaign workers with taxpayer's money?

If I volunteer as a campaign worker, I don't get paid, why should their "loyal workers"?

Typical NYS BS.

Let's all move south.

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