North Las Vegas Planning for More Layoffs | News
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The City of North Las Vegas says it is forced to plan for massive layoffs after union leaders representing first responders rejected a plan to continue a salary freeze.
"It is clear union leaders are serving their own self interest first and their community second. We put forward a very fair plan that would save the City money and avoid layoffs and maintain service level," City Manager Timothy Hacker said.
The city had been negotiating with the North Las Vegas Police Officers Association, the North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1607.
The City of North Las Vegas is facing a project budget shortfall of $33 million. City officials wanted union leaders to agree to extend the existing raise freeze for two more years.
The North Las Vegas Firefighters union is hoping to consolidate with any southern Nevada fire department.