May 18, 2010

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L.A. City Council agrees to job cuts if unions won't accept concessions (David Zahniser and Phil Willon, May 17, 2010, LA Times)

A divided Los Angeles City Council voted Monday to move ahead with plans to eliminate 761 positions while continuing to seek concessions from the unions that represent city employees.

On an 11-4 vote, the council pressed forward with an array of cuts, eliminating dozens of child-care workers, shortening library hours and drastically reducing the number of trees that will be trimmed.

The cuts, which also include up to 26 furlough days for each worker, are slated to go into effect July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

“Hopefully, we have stopped wasting people’s time,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who pushed for the cuts. “We have demonstrated that we are serious.”


If LA can cut the public workforce, who can't?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 18, 2010 6:04 AM
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