NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- About 120 North Las Vegas employees experienced their first day of unemployment Monday. They lost their jobs as a result of the city's $33 million budget deficit.
The majority of the layoffs occurred at the city's jail. Some of those workers believe they were treated unfairly and plan to seek legal action. The former workers say the city unfairly terminated them and their union, Teamsters Local 14, is not doing anything to help them.
"Put black and white stripes on us," said Beverly Walton, a former security control technician at the North Las Vegas Detention Center.
More than 10 former jail workers say they feel like they're the prisoners.
"Shackles on my feet, shackles on my back," said Hollace Thompson, also a former security control technician.
"No severance pay. No nothing, you're out the door," Walton added.