City employees opt for 3% pay cut

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - City employees have voted by an overwhelming majority to take a 3% pay cut in 2010.

Thursday afternoon, two representatives from every city department met to vote on one of two options. The options included either taking a 3% pay reduction across the board, or a 1.9% pay cut coupled with two unpaid holidays and two furlough days.

The pay reductions will go into effect in January of 2010.

The City says the cuts are necessary to deal with a $1.5 million deficit.


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  • by Anne Location: GJ on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:26 PM
    Gee does this apply all the way UP the line? Maybe those special bennies, and severance packages for management should be reviewed......
  • by Rachille on Oct 23, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    Actually, most employees are not getting raises or cost of living increases. So really it is 3%.
  • by Kevin on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    It's typical fuzzy math: these employees got a 2% raise recently and now opt for a 3% cut. Before you get your sympathetic violins out, follow math 101: typical employee @50K get 2% raise= 51,000. Then takes a 3% cut from his revised compensation. Now he/she makes $51K minus 3% or $49,470. The loss is not truly a 3% but really $530. I'd call that a 1% cut. No wonder they accept that option. Duh!
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