Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Union Firefighters: Making An Appointment To Be Sick

For the naysayers who still believe that they can operate as efficiently with a union as without, this from Las Vegas via the Mises Institute (with thanks):

The press in Las Vegas has stumbled on to a secret calendar between firefighters indicating who is going to be sick on certain days and who can fill in and earn time and a half.

The calender wasn’t posted in the firehouse near the shinny pole, but was kept at the firefighters’ private homes to avoid scrutiny.

Three of the people listed on the calender are Fire Battalion Chiefs with total annual pay and benefits in 2009 of $315,000 to $345,000.

I never knew why so many kids wanted to grow up to be firefighters . . . but I do now.


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