Chicago city workers may see 5 pct. pay cut

April 21, 2009 5:33:55 AM PDT
A 5 percent pay cut is among the things on the table for Chicago workers as the city deals with a huge budget deficit.The Tribune reports that workers could also be asked to take as many as 18 furlough days.

Union leaders have been asked to pick from the options to avoid layoffs.

In 2007, when the economy was better, unions reached a 10-year deal with the city that increased pay and benefits.