Although district officials say they hope to save up to $75 million in concessions from its unions to close a multi-million gap, it doesn't look too promising after yet another one of its union voted to turn down proposed amendments.
The union representing district maintenance workers is the latest union to strike down a tentative deal brokered by the district, a union official with Local 1201 confirmed today. In a vote of 849 to 594, members shot down the deal that included foregoing a 3 percent raise in January.
Union president George Richezza declined to comment. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the district will not stop communicating with all of the district's unions.
"We will continue to work with the leadership at 32BJ and its members to meet our goal of savings," he said.