Now it's official. Even though we work 10 hour shifts, we are only getting paid 8 hours when we work holidays.
We called for a ticket strike. The chief asked us to let him work with the commissioners. So, we there that get us?
Here is Chief O'Brien's email to all the chiefs:
Chief’s…..If you have not already done so, please let employees know that in regard to the unresolved holiday pay issue concerning 8 or 10 hours of leave, the decision has been made.We don't fault Chief O'Brien, we fault the commissioners.
If an employee works 10 hrs on a holiday, they will bank 8 hrs of holiday time and 2 hrs of comp time.
If they are on a scheduled off day when the holiday falls, they will only receive 8 hrs of banked time
All suspension time will reflect 8hrs. If a 10 hr employee is suspended for 8hrs, they can either use accrued vac., holiday, or comp time in order to take the entire day off.
Please keep in mind that this does not apply to the two remaining unfunded holidays this year.
Chief of Police
How much longer will you trust the commissioners and the propaganda being dished out at roll call? "Come on guys, if you'll just write more tickets, the commissioners will love us, we promise."
The madness continues.