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EMS Union Upset About Proposed Changes

RE: EMS Union Upset About Proposed Changes

December 7th, 2005 @ 8:15PM (19 years ago)

I don't think you understand, on the schedule they currently work they automatically get 8 hours of OT every two weeks - just like firefighters get automatic OT because of the 24 hour shift schedule. (I think they work out to 8 hours OT one week and 16 hours the next.) The complaint is that they expect to get that OT, it's actually part of their expected base salary. But I don't want them to lose anything by this schedule - so their base pay should be adjusted to account for that schedule change. Mostly, they just don't want to lose the 12 hour shifts - because it means you have more days off . I'm not sure of the current rotation, but they don't ask for OT, it's just part of their regular schedule.

The funny thing, by the way, is the Abramson isn't "upper class" - if by that you mean he comes from a wealthy family - his dad was a deputy county clerk for years.