Negotiations at impasse regarding proposed cuts in pay and benefits on City Employees in Needles.

Needles, CA: Negotiations between City Employees working for the City of Needles and Members of the Needles City Council regarding proposed cuts in pay and benefits on City Employees in Needles, California are at an impasse.

 

 

 

The Needles City Council are asking City Employees to take a 48% cut in pay and benefits as the City of Needles try to balance their budget.

 

 

But, City Employees and the Needles, California community are unhappy with the Needles City Council for trying to balance their budget on the back of these hardworking City Employees.

 

 

A third party agency may now have to do a “Fact Finding” determining the facts relevant to the proposed cuts in pay and benefits on City Employees.

 

 

Over 30 City Employees may be affected by these cuts and may have to move out of their hometown they grew up in to find another job in another community.

 

 

Over 30 City Employees may have to find away to feed their family and trying to pay their health bills for those families who are dealing with health issues and need to pay for their medication. Some City Employees have already put in notices to the City of Needles that they are leaving Needles, California.

 

 

Many living in Needles, California are concerns for what will happen to those City Employees if the Needles City Council approves these cuts.

 

 

Local businesses in Needles, California are show their support for those hardworking City Employees by posting up banners saying they support the City Employees as well as wanting to see City Employees be treated fairly by the Needles City Council.

 

 

City Employees for the City of Needles Cliff Greable was interviewed last Monday to Dave Hayes and Frank Costigan during the “Don’t Start Me Talking” radio program on KTOX 1340AM in Needles, California.

 

 

Cliff Greable talked about how he and his family are handling this problem facing many hard working employees in Needles, California and these cuts could effect those having health issues.

 

 

According to Needles City Councilmenber Terry Campbell who called into the “Don’t Start Me Talking” radio program on KTOX 1340AM last week, City Employees have threaten a lawsuit onto the City of Needles in a letter.

 

 

Cliff Greable told Dave Hayes and Frank Costigan that this wasn’t true and began to read the letter that was reportedly had threaten a lawsuit on the City of Needles during the “Don’t Start Me Talking” radio program and mention nothing about any threats of a lawsuit on the City of Needles in the letter.

 

 

The Needles City Council will be having an Executive Session Meeting before the Needles City Council Meeting starting at 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at the Needles City Council Chambers located on J Street at Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

 

 

Sources tell ZachNews that a letter in behalf of the Needles City Council will be released to the media regarding the Needles City Council stands on the proposed cuts in pay and benefits on City Employees.

 

 

The public is welcome to attend the Needles City Council Meeting and can comment about the proposed cuts in pay and benefits on City Employees.

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** The full Regular Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda with the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda as posted date for Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at the following website: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2012-website-file-posting/City_Council/October/cc_10-09-12-Council-NPUA-and-SARDA-agenda-LINKED.pdf

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meeting, please contact Dale Jones at the City Clerk’s Office in City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345

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**** Video from last Monday’s interview with City Employees for the City of Needles Cliff Greable on the “Don’t Start Me Talking” radio program will be posted later on the KTOX 1340AM website and at the ZachNews Channel on both Veoh and YouTube. ****

 

 

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