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Pennsylvania city workers to take mayor to court over across-the-board minimum wage salaries

•, By Perry Chiaramonte
 Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty cut everyone's pay -- including his own -- on Friday, saying the state's sixth-largest city is broke because the City Council blocked his proposed tax increase. Doherty, a Democrat, warned nearly 400 police officers, firefighters and public works employees about his doomsday plan, prompting a Lackawanna County judge to order the city to pay full wages to all employees, citing that it is a violation of their contracts. Hours later, the payday envelopes went out, and, despite the judge's order, they were light.

“This needs to be resolved," Scranton firefighter and president of the local firefighters union John Judge told "My members are getting a check for $7.25 an hour. These are people that are the head of their households. They have mortgages. They have other living costs. They are now going to have to throw their bills in a hat and randomly pick what gets paid on time.”

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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What? The psychopaths in government are not stealing enough from the slaves to pay the inflated wages of the guberment workers?  


I am sooo upset.  ---- Give me a break.

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