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October 11, 2012
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Union backing Olson


What does it mean for Douglas County tax and fee payers that one of the county's major public employee unions has officially endorsed County Commissioner Mike Olson for re-election?

Ostensibly, a public employee union negotiates pay and work rules with you, the taxpayer. But if your political representatives on the other side of the table are on the make for union campaign contributions and volunteer help, your interests may be subordinated.

For example, the website for Douglas County employee compensation shows that the pay for some employees can include up to 40 percent in overtime. Excessive overtime is …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 11, 2012 06:19PM Published Oct 11, 2012 06:19PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.