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Local 93 Agrees To Wage Freeze

One of the city's largest unions has agreed to the one-year wage freeze proposed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

The 1,239 parking ticket writers, tow-truck drivers, and other workers in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 93 had been scheduled for a three-percent raise next year.

Mayor Menino says in order to avoid job cuts, other unions need to follow suit.

"They're realistic about it." Menoni says. "The economic stimulus plan does not have the resources some people might have thought it has and they'd rather save jobs than have some of their workforce laid off. And so, they're working with us to stabilize that workforce."

In return for freezing pay, the city agreed not to lay off any of the union's members in upcoming job cuts.

AFSCME Local 93 is the city's sixth union to agree to the pay freeze.

This program aired on March 6, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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