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Scranton Mayor Cuts City Employee Pay to Minimum Wage

In an effort to recover from the city’s budget deficit, the mayor of Scranton has slashed the pay of approximately 400 employees to federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour.

According to an article by the Associated Press, three unions that represent firefighters and police, expect to file several legal actions against the mayor.

The mayor said this was the only way to pay the city’s bills and has promised to restore pay once finances are stabilized.

The legal actions that the unions intend to file includes a motion to hold the mayor in contempt of court for violating a judge’s order to pay full wages.