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Reader says, Hard to believe that these freeholders can just dip into the taxpayer base like this

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

Executive Order No. 2017-01, officially making Bergen County the first county in the state of New Jersey to adopt a $15 minimum wage for its full time county workers.

What a disgraceful use of a taxpayer supported political stance. Sure, everyone wishes better pay for all. Thanks to this type of thievery of robbing Peter to pay Paul makes virtually all the private unskilled jobs that much less attractive. Hard to believe that these freeholders can just dip into the taxpayer base like this. Why not make it $50-$75 /hr? Maybe the freeholders could kick in their salaries minus $15/hr to help offset what is more than likely a huge arbitrary increase in the county tax bill.

2 thoughts on “Reader says, Hard to believe that these freeholders can just dip into the taxpayer base like this

  1. And some people want the above group to takeover all the municipal services.

  2. This fiasco begs the question, if the minimum wage is $8.44/hour and the new minimum wage is $15/hour. Does every hourly wage in the county double? Or for that matter, does every hourly wage simply go up by the same amount, $6.56/hour? I don’t blame Tedesco and the freeholders, I blame everyone who voted for them.

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