Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Camp Roger Occupants Make More than Cops

Starting Salary for a NYPD Recruit - $25,100
Paid protestor at "Camp Roger" - $49,920

For a dozen TWU members, protesting has become a full time job. The group has taken leave from the MTA for "unpaid release time", earning $24 an hour to sit outside The Tombs prison on Centre Street.

The "dirty dozen" sit in a tent for 8-hour shifts, 24 hours a day to give off the impression of support for jailed TWU president Roger Toussaint. To keep with union life - the members take an hour off for lunch.

(Source - NY Post)

(*$24 an hour - 40 hours a week - 52 weeks a year)

Roger Toussaint's Jail Diary: Day 1 - Day 2