Saturday, July 9, 2011

Library Commissioners Reorder 10% Pay Cuts for Top 3 Detroit Public Library Administrators

Detroit library execs never took pay cut. Commissioners again order 3 managers to trim salaries by 10%. (Detroit News, 7/9/2011) 

Excerpt:      The Detroit Public Library's top three administrators are under fire for not taking a 10 percent pay cut ordered by library commissioners this spring when the system laid off 40 staffers.

That has upset some library commissioners, who this week reordered the pay cut, making it retroactive to April 1.

Chairman Edward Thomas said he was "disturbed" after finding out the pay cut for the top three, along with furlough days for other nonunion staffers, never happened. Thomas said library executives told him that after they realized in May that their budget mistakes meant finances weren't as dire as had been thought, they felt there was no need for further cuts.

"It just shows they have no respect," Commissioner Jonathan Kinloch said. "It makes you wonder what other actions we've requested that they've ignored."

"They should take the cut like everyone else."

Library administrators deny they were trying to avoid the cuts

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