JEANNETTE (KDKA) — Rolling layoffs began today for the City of Jeannette.
The police force now has two less officers per day.READ MORE: Acting Secretary Of Health Alison Beam Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Encourages Others To Get Vaccinated
After eliminating three part-time officers and cutting the chief of police’s salary by 10 percent, the Police Union agreed to allow the remaining 11 full time officers to take staggered two week layoffs so that no one loses health insurance.
Three full-time firefighters also took a 5 percent pay cut and three members of city management took a 10 percent pay cut.READ MORE: Rue21 CEO Credits Plus-Size Clothing For Pittsburgh-Based Chain's Recent Success
The sanitation and street department unions did not allow the rolling layoffs like the police department, which meant that two people permanently lost their jobs.
The rolling layoffs and pay cuts are projected to continue through the end of the year.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 405 New Coronavirus Cases, Increasing County Total To 93,684