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September 15, 2012

Dispatchers sue Niagara County


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NCDSA’s contract says employees get 10 vacation days after 1 year of service, 15 days after 5 years, 17 days after 8 years, 20 days after 10 years, 15 days after 23 years and 25 days after 20 years.

The transfers’ county employment start date being set at July 1 also puts them lowest in the pecking order when it comes to requesting certain shifts and days off, according to the suit. Dispatchers get a shift differential, or extra pay, of 50 cents per hour for working the afternoon shift, and 55 cents per hour for working the overnight shift.

The grieving dispatchers all worked for North Tonawanda between 9 1/2 and 11 1/2 years before they were “involuntarily” transferred to the county’s employ. “(They) have more seniority than many of the dispatchers working for Niagara County,” the suit said.

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