Atlantic City Workers Asked to Take Unpaid Furloughs

Atlantic City workers asked to take unpaid furloughs

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford is asking city employees to take unpaid furloughs of at least a week, and is considering demoting some police officers as a way to save about $4 million this year.

The police union flatly rejected Langford's call, and other municipal unions have refused to reopen existing contracts to help the city deal with a budget deficit.

Langford says he does not want to lay city workers off, but will consider it as a last resort.

He's also looking at cutting back the number of city-owned vehicles, and is seeking more state aid.

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