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Pay Hike for Local 7

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More than 800 members of AFSCME Local 7 will get a 2.5 percent pay hike, retroactive to January 1, 2014.

The Collins Administration says the wage reopener in the contract negotiated by the Bell Administration, two years ago, was the reason the city and the union were back at the bargaining table.

AFSCME Local 7 includes all non-safety workers in the city.  This latest contract comes two weeks after roughly 70 Local 7 communications operators received a 2.5 percent pay hike.

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins (D) says the city can live with the financial strain, insisting the hit to the city's general fund will be $235,000.

Council is considering a Collins budget that takes $14 million dollars from Capital Improvements to get the spending plan in balance. 

The mayor says today's approved pay hike willnot put the city in a financial crisis.

 

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