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Friday, October 21, 2011

Cardinals Playoffs Means No Furloughs for St. Louis Employees

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM

City workers won't be benched with the Cards in the World Series.
  • City workers won't be benched with the Cards in the World Series.
Thanks to the Cardinals' postseason run, city employees won't be forced to take another furlough this year.

Mayor Francis Slay's office announced yesterday that the city will take in an estimated $2 million in taxes from the seven postseason games played so far in St. Louis. If the team returns to St. Louis next week for the final two games of the World Series, the city could take in another $900,000 in revenue from sales tax as well as earnings taxes on visiting players and staff.

For the last three years the city has furloughed managers for two weeks and workers for one week in order to cover rising pension costs and minimize layoffs.

Yesterday Mayor Francis Slay said more furloughs could come next year, should pension costs continue to climb and the economy remain listless. "Although the future remains cloudy, I am glad that we can lift this burden off of our employees [this year]," said Slay.

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