Effects of Wage Reboot and SNAFU
Mayor Chris Doherty was charged for contempt of court for enacting the wage cuts to workers under contracts with the City of Scranton. This included 398 non-federally funded individual employees, and with little or no notice.
He planned to pay back wages in the future, but in fact, Doherty also cut benefits to disabled workers covered by union agreements. Some of those people would become homeless as well as disabled.
Charges were also proposed at the Federal and state Workers’ Compensation levels.
Even worse, in order to raise funds, the Mayor attempted to sell the city a facility that is already owned…