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EX-UNION CHIEF GETTING $60K IN NEW LABOR POST

Oct. 3, 2001 – Glen Smith, former president of the St. Thomas-St. John Federation of Teachers, is now earning $60,000 a year as director of labor relations for the Labor Department.
The salary was disclosed Wednesday by Kevin Rodriquez, assistant director of Personnel, in response to a written request from the Source.
The post is an exempt position, which means it falls outside the classified system of government jobs for which salaries are set by law. Instead, the governor decides the salary, generally on the recommendation of the agency or department head. An exempt employee serves at the pleasure of the governor and does not have the job protection of a classified worker.
Smith is working directly under his longtime teachers union colleague, recently approved Labor Commissioner Cecil Benjamin, who for many years was president of the St. Croix Federation of Teachers. Smith ended his long tenure as president of the St. Thomas-St. John union on Aug. 31 and joined the department last week.

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Oct. 3, 2001 - Glen Smith, former president of the St. Thomas-St. John Federation of Teachers, is now earning $60,000 a year as director of labor relations for the Labor Department.
The salary was disclosed Wednesday by Kevin Rodriquez, assistant director of Personnel, in response to a written request from the Source.
The post is an exempt position, which means it falls outside the classified system of government jobs for which salaries are set by law. Instead, the governor decides the salary, generally on the recommendation of the agency or department head. An exempt employee serves at the pleasure of the governor and does not have the job protection of a classified worker.
Smith is working directly under his longtime teachers union colleague, recently approved Labor Commissioner Cecil Benjamin, who for many years was president of the St. Croix Federation of Teachers. Smith ended his long tenure as president of the St. Thomas-St. John union on Aug. 31 and joined the department last week.