Scranton: Workers to Get Back Wages Plus Interest
- Duration 2:35
- Date Jul 31, 2012
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What is the reaction to all of this.
So for Heather no one here is -- uncork the champagne bottles because to a great extent this Tuesday controversy.
That was resolved two weeks ago at that point in time the -- that there had been an increase in tax revenue flow and he was able to restore full page.
Nevertheless the mayor did remain in possible contempt of court for violating the collective bargaining agreements with the unions here in Scranton.
But this week and everything came from the mayor in the union struck a deal under this deal.
The city is going to pay the unions a total of 700000.
Dollars in back pay in addition to interest it.
It's going to be collected at 6%.
They'll total about 5100 dollars the head of the firefighters union says he is -- but he does remain bitter with.
It was simply insulting making these guys -- rest.
This guys train every game.
When their lives on the line and you know to require them to do their jobs 715 dollars and -- One thing worth noting here is that when the mayor decided that -- was going to be paid minimum wage he meant every one together.
The mayor receives a salary of 50000 dollars a year he too was getting seventh when he -- and our other.
So vividly how did this deal come about to begin -- -- Clinton has been in financial trouble Ford for decades.
The mayor and the City Council last week came up with -- recovery plan as a part of that plan.
Taxes are going to be raised here a little more than 30% real estate taxes over three years and by raising taxes the city.
Then paved the way for this state to give this city a combination loan and grant totaling more than two million dollars.
That money is going to be used to -- wages that are -- and it's a debt that the mayor here readily acknowledges.
Simply -- -- -- They have done a good Jefferson in a similar question -- -- obligation to pay them -- -- -- -- -- money and so we have to work on that to make sure that we have the funding in place.
Natalie -- for the people are suited to citizens the sources that they -- one but also to the employees who work for those people.
Clinton still faces a very difficult financial.
Future of this city still has more than 250 million dollars in debt it's going to take years and years for full recovery.