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1. tv. to fail a course. Pat flagged English again.
2. n. the grade of F. I’ll get a flag on algebra for the semester.
3. tv. to arrest someone. (see also flagged.) They flagged Bob for speeding even though he was a judge.
4. n. a headcloth or bandana, especially one that shows gang identity. (Streets.) The kid wore a “flag” that alerted the officers to the fact that he was a gang member.
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The real savings come from using flaggers as a managerial tool.
Broken Stone that the flaggers wouldn't be paid $40 an hour, they'd be paid less, although the state would pay the company the entire $40.
Flaggers are paid $15 to $26 per hour, while police officers receive $30 to $42 per hour.
Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a longtime proponent of introducing civilian flaggers in the commonwealth.
But MassDOT figures provided to NECIR show that the average hourly rate for flaggers in low bid contracts submitted from 2009 to 2011 is about $32 an hour for flaggers - far less than the $37 average hourly rate for a detail officer.
Blanchard said the small town is seeing savings of about $12 to $20 an hour after hiring certified civilian flaggers on the town's Department of Public Works for local projects.
The state should pay flaggers at a lower rate, one commensurate with the demands of the job, and save the difference.
Flaggers will not have police radios and will not be immediately alerted about fires or medical emergencies.
Police unions have been vocal and unrelenting in their opposition, citing two instances of crashes at work sites where flaggers were on the job.
A total of 16 civilian flaggers were working traffic details at state road construction sites yesterday, and transportation officials said they have designated 71 road construction projects where flaggers would be used this year.
Use of civilian flaggers would be encouraged on local projects, at the discretion of local officials, but police details would still be required for state work on heavily traveled roadways and interstates.
City of Eugene Public Works road maintenance, at various locations: Watch for workers and flaggers.
BOSTON - The state's top officials yesterday said they will change the use of police details at road construction sites to allow civilian flaggers on secondary and tertiary road projects, but a police union official doubts the changes will be widespread.
Road will remain open, but traffic will be controlled by flaggers, as necessary.
Road will remain open but traffic will be controlled by flaggers, as necessary.