Slidell, La., City Council says raise for workers isn't possible

06/12/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The Slidell, La., City Council says it could not work a raise for city workers into the $41.5 million budget, even though councilors want to grant them one. Workers are paid about 30% "below the market," Personnel Director Rene Johnson says. She wants to increase pay so they make about 5% "above market." "We just don't have the money," Councilman Buddy Lloyd said.

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