Some time ago Jon Pelto wrote that only non-union state employees would get longevity payments this spring. That wasn’t true:
$18.3M In Longevity Payments Go To State Employees
by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2012 12:49pm
(Updated 2:49 p.m.) This week, 29,789 state employees who have worked for the state for more than a decade will each be rewarded with a “longevity” bonus in their paycheck.
An estimated $12.2 million will go to 26,553 union employees, and about $6.2 million will go to 3,236 non-union employees and political appointees. The average payment for union employees is about $458 and the average payment for non-union employees is about $1,913, according to information provided by the state comptroller’s office.