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Labor deal struck to save money

July 26, 2011
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NATIONAL CITY, CA — A labor deal approved by the city council will see workers giving up an average of $330 in monthly pay and other benefits, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The city and its employees, including janitorial staff, reached a three-year agreement, which includes an annual 40-hour unpaid furlough and an eight percent employee contribution to pension plans, the article stated.

According to the article, the finalized deal is thought to save the city nearly $300,000 a year.

"My hat is off to our workers right now," said Mayor Ron Morrison of the negotiations that began in March.

"This was probably the easiest negotiation I have ever seen with any bargaining unit in all my experience with local government, especially when you look at what they’ve given up," Morrison added.

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