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St. Pete wage boost could be a pay cut for some

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman thought he was doing city workers a favor when he proposed a 3 percent, across-the-board pay raise for all city employees in his fiscal year 2016 budget. It was more than unions for blue- and white-collar workers proposed for its more than 1,250 employees. Yet Kriseman still finds himself amid a wage dispute with the Florida Public Services Union. That’s because under the mayor’s proposal, the highest wage increase the city has proposed in the…

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