NYC's Ed Nortons Score Sewer Deal
|Finally got a raise!|
But in a happy ending that would have made a great Honeymooners episode, it turns out that city negotiators worked overtime this week and came up with a deal that leaders of Local 1320 of the NYC Sewage Treatment & Senior Sewage Treatment Workers found acceptable. A ratification meeting has been set for March 23, where members will vote up or down on a contract that hikes wages to $35 an hour for most workers. The deal also calls for cuts in sick leave and elimination of a 15-minute break among other changes.
Whatever the downside, it's better than getting laid off, the way Norton was in one show. As he put it: "Seventeen years in the sewers! And now everything's down the drain!"