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Montgomery County employee union loses storm pay bid

CSEA unit sought money for days staff ordered to stay home

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At 5:30 on the morning of Aug. 29, 2011, Eddie Russo was on his way out the door, ready for a day of cleaning and maintenance at the county facilities in Fonda, when he got a call telling him to stay home. The Department of Public Works building was full of Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters, as was the county annex building a few doors down Park Street. County officials decided most of the workforce shouldn’t ...

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