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October 20, 2014, 9:14 pm
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Proposed Measure Prevents Non-Union Hires at City From Cashing in Sick Time


Future hires for non-union jobs at Springfield City Hall would not get a perk that proved very lucrative for past employees… if aldermen approve a new ordinance.

 

That measure would prevent any non-union workers hired after March 1st of this year from cashing in unused sick time upon retirement or death.

 

Those payouts can amount to thousands of dollars per worker, according to city budget director Bill McCarty. He says the city paid out $1 million in unused sick time to union and non-union workers in the past year.

 

Current employees would still be eligible for the payout… and it remains part of the city’s union contracts, although the amount of the payout has been limited.

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