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Arbitrator orders county to rehire and give back pay to firefighter involved in overtime scandal
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:53 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)

Posted on 05/15/2012 7:46:51 PM PDT by redreno

A Clark County firefighter who was fired a year ago for misusing sick-leave privileges will get his job back. Arbitrator Michael Rappaport ordered Clark County to rehire Donald Munn in his arbitration order, even though he concluded Munn violated a policy banning the use of county computers to tell a colleague how to "call in sick on days that he had previously scheduled for vacation." That violation will only result in a written reprimand. Rappaport said the county "did not have just cause" under the union's contract to terminate Munn.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: corruption; firefighter; fraud; taxes

1 posted on 05/15/2012 7:46:57 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno
Rappaport said the county "did not have just cause" under the union's contract to terminate Munn.

This clearly illustrates two things.
Firstly, the role of "arbitrators" in unionized public employee contracts; that's just a con to force the elected officials to allow responsibility for absurdly generous concessions on someone other than the elected officials. The universal financial hole that 95% of public agencies nationwide find themselves in did not happen by random chance.

Secondly, the stupidity of public employee contracts in general, their entirety. Stupid people get elected and they never examine contracts that they would never accept for themselves. It's always free, taxpayer, limitless money. And the elected morons will always be long gone, with generous retirement accounts for themselves, when the SHTF.

Cities, towns, counties special districts and states, take notice. The financial disasters are not over by a long shot.

2 posted on 05/15/2012 8:45:14 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

I am NOT surprized. Nothing new in this article as it happens all the time. Arbitrators COME FROM THE UNIONS and will rule 98% of the time in the unions favor.

I truely hope and pray that Governor Walker is re-elected. When this happens here in Wisconsin, “arbitration” will be a thing of the past. Government unions are a real stumbling block.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 4:18:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: redreno.......Regarding your statement.....

“Secondly, the stupidity of public employee contracts in general, their entirety. Stupid people get elected and they never examine contracts that they would never accept for themselves. It’s always free, taxpayer, limitless money. And the elected morons will always be long gone, with generous retirement accounts for themselves, when the SHTF.”

Obviously you have never sat on a negotiating board as you would have found that simply going against a union contract is not a simple matter. While I would agree that some union contracts are a “PITA”, they ARE reviewed regularly. I have been arguing agains’t union contract issues for several years and DO NOT consider myself a “moron”. Getting items removed from contracts that someone before my time (now 17 years) is next to impossible. Once something is in a government contract, it is next to imposible to remove. With that said, please refer to my previous post where I state my hope and faith in Governor Walker. As a prior elected county official himslef. Governor Walker has also had to deal with unions as have I. His ruling to curtail union negoatiating powers (other than salaries) is something we have all been asking and waiting for for some time.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT by DaveA37
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