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Beloit city council updated on wage freeze proposal

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Steve Benton
September 22, 2009
— The Beloit City Council is up to date on the latest contract negotiations with five of the city's six bargaining units. They met in a special closed session Monday night.

The unprecedented talks are necessary, according to City Manager Larry Arft, because the city is facing a revenue shortfall along with increased costs due to the recession.


Public Works employees have already agreed to a freeze in 2010, but would get a 2.5% increase in 2011.


Arft says if the other unions don't agree to the wage freeze, it may be necessary to layoff city staff.



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