CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland sent out 160 layoff notices to employees on Wednesday, citing a looming deficit of $23 million in 2010.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said that many of these layoffs could be avoided, if the city workers’ unions would agree to certain concessions, including a 4 percent pay cut.
On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association voted unanimously against adopting the concessions that, according to Jackson, would have kept 67 officers on the job.
The final tally came in at 25 for the concessions, and 899 against. That’s a 97 percent defeat of the concessions measure.
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