Daily Archives: September 1, 2015

WI State Patrol rescinding raises because they owe the police overtime wages

The Star Tribune had a sad, yet unsurprising, article about WI taking the raises away from its officers after it was determined that they owed back wages to those officers…

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin State Patrol is rescinding pay raises for officers who provide security to Gov. Scott Walker after federal regulators said they are due overtime pay dating back to May 2013.Department of Transportation spokeswoman Peg Schmitt said Tuesday that in light of the determination by the U.S. Department of Labor that the officers are due overtime, the $4-an-hour raises given the officers in February will be withdrawn.The 10 officers in the Dignitary Protection Unit provide protection to Walker around the clock, including when he is outside of Wisconsin running for president. They also protect Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and visiting dignitaries.The raises that took effect in February had increased salaries for most members of the unit from around $32 an hour to about $36 an hour.

Source: Wisconsin State Patrol rescinding raises for Walker security – StarTribune.com

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