Jackson Parish Police Jury to Vote on Employee $2/hr Raise Monday

A committee meeting of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) called for Monday, May 18, has now evolved into a meeting of the full jury.

On the agenda:

Consider the recommendation of the May 4th Finance Committee for implementing a $2.00 per hour pay increase effective with the pay period beginning May 16, 2015 for all hourly employees, and to provide that those employees currently working under probationary status will be eligible for the $2.00 per hour increase upon successful completion of their probationary period.

The meeting begins at 5:30 PM, Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive.

See here the complete agenda.

Also, the Road Committee will meet at 5:00 PM.

See here the agenda.

17 Responses to “Jackson Parish Police Jury to Vote on Employee $2/hr Raise Monday”

  1. sunrisesunset Says:

    Come out, make your presence known, and vote NO with me.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Why not give them a raise? Everything I’ve seen on here about why they shouldn’t get 2.00 more an hr have nothing to do with the blue collar guys out busting their humps.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Exactly my opinion. These workers aren’t setting their own salaries. If the raise allows our parish to attract and retain better employees, then the benefits will offset the additional cash outlay – especially in the areas of road and infrastructure improvements. Econ 101. (And I’m a Republican, so don’t go there.)

  3. NOtoalltaxes Says:

    If anyone reading this is not satisfied with their pay at work, here’s what you do: go get another job that pays more.
    It’s as simple as that.
    What’s that you say? You can’t do this? Then you must be making all (or more than) your work is worth. Or else you won’t do it. So stop griping and get on with it, one way or the other.
    If I did not do this, I would still be mowing yards in the old neighborhood for $2 each.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Your reply makes no sense. People have their panties in a bunch about wanting their roads fixed, but don’t want to pay the tax to fund it. Then you say the blue collar guys out there busting their humps every day don’t deserve 2 dollars more an hr if they don’t like it quit an get another job. Which employee’s do you think are gonna leave an get a new job?? The guys busting hump or the slackers that stand around an draw a check??

      • Oldermann Says:

        It is the cost of materials that makes road repairs as an ongoing enterprise expensive .

      • Oldman Says:

        I never said I wanted my road fixed,all I want is for the tax money to be spent for the betterment of the taxpayer. By the time you spend the money for salarys,retirement,vacation pay,hospital insurance,sick leave you don’t have much left. Then you have equipment cost,fuel cost,office equipment,tires,insurance and a lot of other things. What you have left goes on the roads,courthouse repairs,civic center upkeep,and other things. Very few jobs now days give a raise every year much less a $2.00 hr raise. You have 2 or 3 jury men that try to hold cost down and the rest don’t care,I bet everyone knows whom I’m talking about without calling names.

      • sunrisesunset Says:

        There are more slackers than the parish needs. Go down the highway, and it is not unusual to see 3-4 just standing around doing nothing while others work. Except shooting the bull, probably.

        • Oldermann Says:

          You have no clue how stressful bullshooting can be. And the worker’s comp claims? Through the roof. Bullshooters are far more likely to be injured on the job.

          • sunrisesunset Says:

            You are a hoot, Oldermann!

            • Anonymous Says:

              Having read your posts of late, I have concluded that you and Oldman must have quit school about the same time and have a combined IQ of 9. I graduated college in 1979 and by the time I am eligible for your so-called democratic handouts, that part of the government will be broke. Even so.I don’t believe that it’s wrong to increase wages for the poor so that they can have more in life.

  4. NOtoalltaxes Says:

    Bottom line: want your roads fixed or don’t care; either way, giving money to government does not necessarily mean they will get fixed. Government is first a jobs program: they will typically hire all they can, then there is no money to buy materials, etc. so the answer is: more money.
    Look at the Lincoln Parish School Board: they have an unfunded liability of more than 120 million dollars for employee health benefits (Imagine paying the cost of health insurance for 1000 people until they and their spouse dies), yet, when they have a spurt of extra income, they blow it by writing all the employees a check. Poof! There goes your chance to be a good steward of taxpayers’ money.
    Until you hold government at all levels accountable; until citizens cut the money off, it will be a runaway spending machine.
    Just like teenagers: it is the rare teen who cannot spend all the money they can get and still have nothing to show for it. Wise parents limit or even cut the money off, rather than let their teens self-destruct and take the entire family down with them.

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