A.C. labor unions oppose renegotiations

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - December 29, 2008 The Press of Atlantic City reports that local PBA President David Davidson and five other city labor union leaders are opposing a move by the mayor to rework existing deals because of budget constraints.

The city's public safety unions have a contentious history with current Mayor Lorenzo Langford .

Langford says cuts and reworked contracts could help avoid layoffs.

Davidson tells the newspaper the unions are willing to propose money saving ideas, but won't renegotiate existing salaries.

He says the unions have already been hit by state budget cutbacks, and shouldn't be expected to help balance the city's budget as well.

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