Nassau County corrections officers taking home huge paydays

Almost half of the more than 1,000 corrections officers in Nassau County are reportedly pulling in over six-figures a year, fueled by soaring overtime.

According to Newsday, the county?s highest paid officer made almost $230,000 last year, with nearly $150,000 in overtime. The corrections officers union is seeking a new six-year contract to boost salaries and benefits even more.

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi says that paying the overtime is cheaper than hiring new officers with benefits. But Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D?Woodbury) says that the issue must be addressed before a new agreement is signed.

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