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Subscriber Special: NYC $2B 'Overtime Jackpot' Earnings

October 11, 2017 12:40 PM
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"25% of muni workers hit $100G pay jackpot."
New York Post | Carl Campanile | October 11, 2017
 
33 million hours of overtime allows 
76,000 NYC employees to make six-figure incomes 
(exposed by OpenTheBooks.com)
 
 
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1 IN 4 GOVERNMENT WORKERS MAKES $100,000+ 
THANKS TO OVERTIME

Published at New York Post, page 2
Read the article: CLICK HERE
 
 
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START SPREADING THE NEWS! NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO PAID CITY EMPLOYEES $2 BILLION 
FOR 33 MILLION OVERTIME HOURS

Published at Forbes
Read our editorial: CLICK HERE
 
Today, the New York Post published our investigation of Mayor Bill de Blasio's city payroll. The headline says it all: "muni workers hit $100G pay jackpot."

In NYC, plumbers and plumber's helpers can make up to $200,000; carpenters can bank $166,000; plasterers can earn up to $184,711; and painters can amass up to $161,324. 

Opportunities are endless: By repairing thermostats for a living in New York, someone could make $234,217. Even a city truck driver can bring home $216,036. 

Read our Forbes editorial, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Paid City Employees $2B For 33 Million Overtime Hours.

Search the entire 2016 NYC payroll, click here. A few fast facts regarding the city's 2016 payroll: 
  • 76,000 Six-Figure Earners - Although nearly 37,000 city workers received six-figure base salaries, adding overtime payments and 'extra pay' nearly doubled the number of six-figure earners and skyrocketed taxpayer costs to $11 billion. Now, one in four NYC employees makes $100,000+. 
     
  • $1.9 Billion for Overtime - NYC employees worked 33 million hours of overtime in 2016, and the tab for these hours totaled $1.9 billion. More than 34,000 employees pocketed $20,000+ in overtime pay each. Some employees claimed 2,000 hours of overtime while others billed thousands of overtime hours at $135 per hour!
     
  • City Collects $11 Billion in Income-Tax Revenue - New York City has its own income tax, yet the revenue barely covers the payroll costs for all 76,000+ highly compensated city employees. Every dollar of the $11 billion collected by the NYC income tax funds the city's six-figure employee payroll costs. 

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