Judge dismisses lawsuit over Newark layoffs

NEWARK - (AP) - A state Superior Court judge has dismissed alawsuit by police and firefighter unions that sought to blockplanned layoffs of hundreds of workers in New Jersey's largestcity.

After Tuesday's ruling, the unions' lawyer said he will take thecase to a state appeals court.

The layoffs are scheduled to take effect Friday.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that 167 police officers, 24firefighters and several hundred civilian employees would losetheir jobs.

Union lawyer David Fox told the newspaper that he hoped to getan appeals court ruling by Thursday. He called the planned layoffs"massive and dangerous."

Mayor Cory Booker has said the layoffs are necessary becausethere is an $11 million gap in the city's budget.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 1 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 2 New Jersey Weather Forecast
A possible protest is taking shape among transit 3 Commuters threaten possible 'No Pay May' protest on NJ Transit
Some New Jersey Transit riders have vowed not 4 NJ Transit riders vow not to pay fares in protest
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 5 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE