Some 2,400 county workers will benefit from the measure, including those employed at Monroe Community Hospital, the Sheriff’s Office, the Greater Rochester International Airport, and in the departments of Public Health, Human Services, Environmental Services, Veterans Services, and Public Safety.
- PHOTO BY KRESTIA DEGEORGE
- Tragedy waiting to happen: Members of the Federation of Social Workers protest the county budget proposal, among other things, last week in downtown Rochester.
Those employees are social service case workers, child welfare investigators, emergency housing personnel, law enforcement, jail guards, environmental service workers, nurses, food service workers, and others.
The additional pay is projected to cost $542,000 per biweekly pay period and is to be funded by part of a $129 million grant from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Meanwhile, the city of Rochester is preparing to lay off or furlough an unspecified number of city workers. Mayor Lovely Warren is expected to announce details in the coming weeks.