My friend who works for the city of New York was crowing this month. His union had won its final courtroom verdict against the city and now he’s in for a big payday.
The case involved titles. Municipalities and companies across the country bestowed big titles on employees — making them administrators. Wow! But these workers caught on to the fact that administrators aren’t entitled to the same benefits as their underlings, who not only get protection through their unions but, most importantly, mandatory overtime pay.
Show me the money
So they have figured out that it isn’t worth it to be a boss. Instead they want the money more than what may, or may not, be an promotion, particularly with the recession biting into their paychecks. (continue reading…)