Ironton Union Workers May Lose Their Jobs

Olivia Bevan

Updated Fri, Mar 2, 2012 12:31 pm

More than 50 Ironton employees of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 771 received notice they may lose their job.

Mayor Rich Blankenship handed out 30-day layoff notices yesterday.

According to Blankenship, the notices were handed out due to a budget battle between his office and city council.

The two sides are struggling to come to an agreement on a permanent budget for 2012.

City Council's Finance Committee is meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. to continue budget talks.

The workers could be laid off April 1 if an agreement isn't reached.