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Union Wants Restraining Order To Stop Layoffs In Costa Mesa

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(Credit: City of Costa Mesa)

(Credit: City of Costa Mesa)

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COSTA MESA (AP) — The Costa Mesa Employees Association has filed a complaint with an Orange County Superior Court judge in an attempt to stop the possible layoffs of more than 100 city employees.

The union announced its action Monday. It is asking for a restraining order against the city and long-term injunctive relief.

The association contends that the city’s action to outsource the jobs is against state law and violates an agreement between the city and the employee association.

City spokesman Bill Lobdell told the Orange County Register the city hadn’t received a copy of the complaint.

More than 40 new layoff notices were issued last week.

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