The union representing the workers inside City Hall has voted to give back its raise during the next fiscal year.
But the union for the city's so-called "outside" workers refused to make concessions. The police union declined to accept a cut. And the firefighters are in arbitration on their contract already so the issue never even came up.
The Bristol Professionals and Supervisors Association are expected to vote today to accept a wage freeze for the coming year.
It appears, then, that any layoffs would cut into police ranks a bit and into the rolls mostly of public works.
Mayor Art Ward said he still hopes to avoid layoffs, but recognizes they'll probably be necessary before the budget can be approved Thursday.
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