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Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%
Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking roughly a 25% cut in the pay that city civilian workers receive while on injury leave, an unusually generous benefit that critics say has contributed to increasing taxpayer costs. In an interview, Garcetti confirmed that injury-leave pay is one of several areas — along with healthcare and pension costs — where the city is seeking concessions from labor. Union representatives are defending the current injury-pay formula, saying the city should not penalize workers when they are hurt. Garcetti, however, said compensation for job-related injury claims "has to be negotiated at the table." "All of us want a common-sense...

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