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City Workers Laid Off In Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on March 4, 2013

The threat of layoffs wasn’t an idle one by the Oglesby City Council.

According to the NewsTribune, six city workers were laid off Monday including three full-time and three part-time.  Mayor Don Finley says some of the part-time clerical workers could return on an as-needed basis while some of the full-time workers can be rehired if the city increases its revenues.

The council tried reworking contracts with union members but Finley says the concessions still weren’t enough.  Oglesby is scrambling to pay pension costs that were abruptly shifted to them by state lawmakers.

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