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Police union considers putting pay issue on Nov. ballot

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Phoenix police plan to fight a pay cut for city employees.

The city council just approved a 2.5 percent pay cut across the board for all city workers over the next two years to cover a $27 million budget shortfall.

Now officers may turn to voters to try and get their money back.

The police union, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) is thinking about putting the officer pay issue on November's ballot, giving you the chance to decide.

"I think the people understand the concept of fairness, concept of respect. I think they do support Phoenix police officers and police officers always are going to be there for the community and for the citizens," PLEA president Joe Clure said.

PLEA is holding news conference today to discuss the cuts.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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