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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After hearing that their contract may be terminated, city workers with the local 2388 union are fighting for their rights.

Members of the "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees" met with union representatives.

According to the employees, the city has violated it's contract. They also say if the contract is terminated, city services will only get worse.

The local chapter president says they're facing a severe understaffing problem.

Local 2388 president Robert Johnson said, "the reason why they work over is because they don't have enough people, personnel on the streets to get the jobs done. And I'm a president that attends the council meetings and I sit back and listen to the cry of the city, the citizens, and there's a fact that when you look on the street where there's garbage on the street, holes in ditches where it's picking up trash, it's because we are shorthanded. We need the personnel to get the job done."

When we called the city, we were told to contact it's attorney, Nancy Summersgill, but our phone calls have not been returned.

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