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Subject:  Re: UPS screwing customers at Christmas Date:  12/22/2009  11:33 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  22320 of 116372

"Really? My husband, a state worker, got no raise at all this year. "

Every lib dem union dominated atate is trying to get raises, either via the front door or the back door....

"BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Bobby Jindal will reject the Civil Service Commission's plan to revamp the way pay raises are doled out to thousands of state government workers.

The proposal would replace the near-automatic 4 percent annual pay raises given to state employees with a sliding scale of salary increases tied to performance."

Wow....4% no matter what...

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and in WA

"Republican state Sen. Joe Zarelli has launched a broadside against Gov. Chris Gregoire over pay raises he says are going to unionized state workers. The raises of up to 5 percent a year are costing about $83 million this biennium and adding to the state's budget woes, he says."

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"The ongoing recession has drawn attention recently to the lavish pay raises enjoyed by Nevada's state government workers. However, what has been lost on many observers is that the pay structure for state workers suffers from a systemic problem. Pay raises for state workers are far out of line with what workers in the private sector earn even during periods of robust economic growth. "

"dditionally, state employees often receive annual, across-the-board "cost-of-living adjustments." These pay increases are in addition to the annual 4.5 percent increase that many state employees get. As with the step increases, they are also percentage-based, meaning they compound over time.

It is curious that COLAs only ever adjust upward. In the current fiscal year, for example, state employees are receiving a 4 percent COLA despite the fact that the prices of rents, land and gasoline are all in decline in Nevada."

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Pick a state...nearly every one is getting pay raises for 'merit' or COLA or some other thing.....

Same for cities......

The feds are getting pay raises.

Congress is getting a $3000/yr pay raise, voted for by a commission they set up to give themselves pay raises....

SS? no pay raise for you, but due to inflation we're jacking up Medicare prices by 5-10%.......hee hee...

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