A Springfield aldermen is renewing his call for tighter control over wages at City Hall as a way to address pension shortfalls and other fiscal concerns.
Ward 7’s Joe McMenamin has proposed wage freezes in the past… unsuccessfully. Now his latest approach is to require City Council approval for across-the-board pay raises for non-union employees. Right now aldermen must approve union contracts but aren’t required to vote if a mayor decides to give non-union workers similar increases.
McMenamin’s proposal is up for a full Council vote Tuesday night.