Pension padding alleged in Yonkers
Allegations of pension padding by now-retired firefighters and police officers in Yonkers charge that many are collecting more money in retirement than when they were working.
A New York Times story found that even though an audit by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo discovered that some officers broke overtime rules to increase their pensions, the practice has not been stopped.
The unions, including the PBA, are resisting any changes to the way pensions are calculated. A new state law, however, limits the use of overtime but only for government workers hired after Jan. 1 this year.
To watch extended interviews about the Yonkers police and firefighter pension controversy, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra. Probe into 'pension padding' spreads to WC