Looking A Gift Horse in the Mouth

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Many people would like to be paid for work done by someone else. But the union representing county employees in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, has gone to court demanding that right. The case began when members of a local high school recycling club picked up trash, including around 50 tires, from a local creek in a county park. Members of Service Employees International Union 585/688 have filed a grievance against the county, saying the cleanup would have been part of their work duties and should have been offered to them before volunteers were permitted to do it. They now want to be paid for the clean up.