The government transparency website www.SeeThroughNY.net added the latest available collective bargaining agreements of 81 public school teachers’ unions, the Empire Center, which runs the website, announced Tuesday. Read More
The Empire Center for Public Policy says it has posted updated payroll information for all New York City government workers on the Internet, including the names and salaries of more than 475,000 full- and part-time employees. The think tank also posts state and public authority payrolls at the site SeeThroughNY.net. Read More
The Empire Center has updated the state government payroll section on SeeThroughNY.net, its government transparency website, to include payroll for 2013, the fiscally conservative group announced today. The database on SeeThroughNY.net includes the names, titles, base salary rates and total pay of more than 287,000 state workers in the executive, legislative or judicial branches at any time during the 2013 calendar year. Read More
While strikes and other job actions have become rare events, municipal and school officials say the Taylor Law--in combination with other public labor statutes--now unduly favors unions at taxpayer expense. The Empire Center explored whether Taylor Law reforms are needed at a policy forum. Read More
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to a seven-year contract that will give MTA cops base pay increases totaling 18 percent, including a 7.5 percent retroactive boost effective immediately, the Daily News reports. Union members also scored a boost in their longevity pay, which will rise to a maximum of $9,800, in exchange for agreeing to curb overtime, stretch-out the schedule of annual pay hikes for newly hired officers and make new recruits pay 2 percent of their salaries toward health insurance. Read More
The Charlotte Valley School District in Delaware County had a tough employment situation on their hands until just last week. Former building principal Edgar Whaley had been a focus of controversy — going back at least a year. But that’s all settled now, thanks to a secret, lucrative contract settlement passed by the school’s board of education late last week. Read More
On Saturday, the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) got the terms of its new $47.5 million contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents 3,000 bus drivers in Queens and Staten Island. Read More
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