Newark city workers brace for furlough days
Mayor Cory Booker has proposed all non-essential workers in Newark take two days off per month without pay until the end of the year.
All city workers except for police officers and firefighters would be forced to take the furlough days starting in July under the new plan. The notice issued to all non-essential city workers states that the furloughs are temporary, meaning the requirement would expire at the end of the year.
Many council members say they weren't expecting the announcement. Booker says the furloughs are just a proposal, but he admits they're likely to happen because the city is so strapped for cash.