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.