Sometimes you just can't make things up: From the LVRJ: A judge Thursday issued a temporary restraining order to freeze pay and benefit cuts North Las Vegas had planned to make for the 60-member police supervisors' union.
The city and the union are embroiled in a contract dispute and have a pending case before Nevada's Employee-Management Relations Board.
But the union, which represents sergeants and lieutenants, sued last week after the city announced pay and benefits cuts, including cost-of-living raises and additional pay for bilingual officers. Those cuts were to take effect June 19.
During a Thursday hearing before District Judge Susan Scann, union lawyer Nicholas Wieczorek argued that the city's planned cuts would hurt officers who depended on that income. She should bar the city from going forward and maintain the status quo until the Employee-Management Relations Board rules.
However, city lawyers said financially strapped North Las Vegas needed the ability to make the cuts because of its money troubles.
These officers make well over $100,000 in income and benefits and they say they depended on these extra pay. How can officers depend on cost of living raises when they haven't had it yet?
Apparently, this judge doesn't care one rip about taxpayers in a broke city.
My guess the judge is a blonde.