Labor Contracts at Center of Overtime Review

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says city labor unions will have to accept changes to their contracts if the city is to cut overtime expenses. According to a study the mayor commissioned in December, the city spends about $23 million a year on overtime, and $14 million is unplanned. Fischer hopes to cut $1.3 million from […]

City Overtime Report Released

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released a review of city employee overtime expenses. It includes several recommendations for cutting overtime costs and names dozens of employees who earn more than 15 percent of their income through overtime. The report finds that the city spends about $23 million on overtime each year. The majority of that […]

Overtime Investigation, Daeschner’s Contract Not Renewed, FDA Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men, Congress Debates Payroll Tax: Today on State of the News

Mayor Greg Fischer called for an investigation into the city’s use of overtime pay, and MSHA finished its investigation of Upper Big Branch and found assey to blame. We’ll recap and analyse this week’s metro news with the WFPL news staff. News and Tribune editor Shea Van Hoy joins WFPL’s Devin Katayama to talk about […]

Fischer Calls for Investigation Into Employee Overtime

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration says overtime pay must be reigned in. The mayor called for an investigation Wednesday into the matter in hopes that it will save the city and taxpayers money. The investigation comes after the administration discovered that at least 550 Metro employees—about 10 percent of the city’s staff—were earning $15,000 or […]

Firefighters Hear Details Of Overtime Agreement

Informational meetings have begun for hundreds of current and former firefighters as they consider a tentative agreement reached with Louisville Metro Government in which they’ll be compensated for years of miscalculated overtime. Several firefighters who attended a Wednesday meeting told the Courier-Journal that the settlement, if approved would cost the city as much as $45 […]