Toledo to lay off 300, including 75 officers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toledo is planning to lay off about 300 city workers to deal with a $20 million budget deficit.

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced the cuts Friday. They include 75 police officers on top of the 75 officers the city already planned to let go.

Finkbeiner says some of the job losses could be avoided if union leaders agree to contract changes, such as pay cuts, or if city council took action to increase revenue.

The city also plans to force nonunion employees to take a 20% pay cut by going to a 32-hour work week.

Information from: The Blade, WTOL News 11

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