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Nassau County Lawmakers To Discuss Ending Wage Freeze

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Action could be taken to lift a three-year wage freeze for Nassau County employees, but it may be put off.

Although Nassau County lawmakers are scheduled to act on a deal to end a three-year wage freeze on county workers, the issue could be tabled for another day, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

Some legislators are seeking assurances that revenue from new speed cameras will be available to help offset the cost of lifting the wage freeze.

The assurance has not been given and state lawmakers haven’t yet approved the new cameras.

If approved, cost-of-living raises and other wage increases would be reinstated following a freeze in early 2011, Newsday reported. The action would also set lower salary scales and begin health care contributions for future hires.

A vote could come late Monday afternoon.

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