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Waste Workers' Wages Reduced in Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 10, 2012
Mayor Chris Doherty reduced the entire city's payroll to $7.25 an hour, including his own, the Times-Tribune of Scranton reported. Policemen and firefighters are included in those who saw their pay slashed, after the mayor said the city doesn't have enough money to pay its employees their regular rates.
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How Do We Get People to Work Overtime?

June 28, 2012
Aside from a few people, we have a horrific time getting employees to work overtime. We have to practically beg for volunteers. We're considering a rotating schedule of mandatory on-call weeks in which the entire workforce shares the inconvenience of pulling extra hours. Would this work? What else could we try? —Frazzled in HR, software/systems, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Study: Wage Bill Would Benefit 1M New Yorkers

February 17, 2012
The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.
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