Impasse between City of Memphis and unions now official - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Impasse between City of Memphis and unions now official

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

An impasse is now official between the City of Memphis and the city's unions.

City of Memphis Human Resources Director Quintin Robinson says the city's seven unions collectively want benefit packages that would total more than $40 million; the city says it does not have that kind of money.

The unions say employees cannot live off of the cuts made to employee health care benefits. The city says it will cost $41 million dollars to cover what the unions want covered.

After midnight on April 2, a cool-off period of seven days began.

After that time, Memphis City Council will step in.

Chairman Myron Lowery says the council will compare final offers from both sides and pick the best one. The council will then assign a committee to the case and resolve each labor dispute between all seven unions.

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