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City workers, if you’re peeved over losing four paid holidays, here’s your chance to vent. Roger Scott, a program analyst for the Child and Family Services Agency, has started an online petition drive demanding reimbursement for the lost pay.
Scott, who is also the recording secretary for one of the local public employee unions, says city workers are upset that the D.C. Council has so far blocked efforts by Mayor Vince Gray to pay workers back for their four furlough days. The total cost of a furlough payback would be about $22 million. Scott’s petition also calls for back pay for workers whose regularly scheduled raises, known as STEP increases, were frozen. He says the petition has more than 100 signatures so far, but word is just spreading of its existence.
The furlough pay issue is is still very much alive at the Wilson Building and some form of repayment is almost certainly to pass eventually. That being said, city workers still have plenty of time to voice their displeasure with the council here.
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