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Labor Board: State Workers Don't Get Double Pay

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The Vermont Labor Relations Board has denied 63 state workers who wanted double pay for working while displaced from their offices following Tropical Storm Irene.

Flooding from the storm nearly two years ago closed the state complex in Waterbury and the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Rutland.

The employees argued their contract entitled them to double pay, but in a decision issued Monday, the state Labor Board disagreed.

The Vermont State Employees Association, which represents state workers, issued a statement expressing disappointment. Spokesman Doug Gibson said Tuesday that the union hasn't decided whether to appeal the decision to the Vermont Supreme Court.

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