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UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This comment was originally posted under PJohF and now it is under pull this leg. Looks like someone has an alter ego or two that they can use to make it look like people are agreeing with them.
1950Brutus - Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
40 hours times $8.25 is $330.00. Where does the $77.00 come from ?? Oh YES - this is the net AFTER TAXES are taken out.
UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"The CPI market basket represents all the consumer goods and services purchased by urban households. Price data are collected for over 180 categories, which BLS has grouped into 8 major groups. These major groups, with examples of categories in each, are as follows: • Food and beverages (ham, eggs, carbonated drinks, coffee, meals and snacks); • Housing (rent of primary residence, fuel oil, bedroom…
UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What do you mean it would be $8.00 now not accounting for higher cost of living. The governments own website http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=.75&... shows that .75 in 1947 would have the equivalent buying power as $8.02 today. That DOES take into account higher costs of living. ITS…
migraine_in_qcy - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It was a dumb idea when it was passed in 1947, and it's a dumb idea today.

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Budget is $36,000 higher with 3 percent pay increases for all full-time employees

Members of the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center Board got a first look at the 2014-15 budget Wednesday.

The $1.83 million budget is about $36,000 higher than last year and includes a 3 percent pay raise for all full time employees of the civic center.

Executive Director Rob Ebbing said one additional full time employee has been hired. "We've had to actually increase our number of full time employees just because of the new laws," Ebbing said.

Because the Affordable Care Act requires employees working a certain amount of hours be covered with health insurance, Ebbing said a part time job has been upgraded to full time. 

New LED lighting has been installed in the civic center which Ebbing said will save money in a couple of ways. Ebbing said the new lighting will save up to 60 percent in the cost of utilities alone, but they will also save on labor costs. In the past, if someone hosting an event wanted some of the lights to be on and some off, an employee would have to use a scissors lift and go up to each individual light and turn it off.  And changing the lighting during an event was not possible. Once the new lights are programmed next week - they will be individually controlled through the internet and can be operated with an I-pad, lap-top or cell phone. 

Ebbing also noted that the OLC is gearing up for another Quincy Gems season.  In the last month, another potential owner has inquired about buying the team.  All five potential buyers have plans to keep the team in Quincy. Ebbing is hopeful the team can be sold after the coming season which opens at the end of May.

 


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