The City of Antioch had has success in the past with negotiating and bargaining with its employees. This year, however, they need continued success to avoid layoffs.

Mid-year cuts are on the horizon if the five bargaining groups can’t agree to continued concessions.

From the Contra Costa Times:

City employees will face layoffs next month if they do not continue their current concessions, elected officials said early Wednesday.

The Antioch City Council unanimously voted to cut $737,000 in staff costs from its $36 million general fund budget for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

That amount is the city’s cost to reinstate raises, pay cuts, and cost-of-living increases that employee groups gave up earlier this year.

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