Federal judge: Nassau had right to freeze wages during fiscal crisis

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A federal judge has ruled that Nassau County had the right to freeze wages for county workers during its fiscal crisis.

The district court judge made the ruling on Thursday, according to Newsday.

Nassau and NIFA, the state appointed watchdog, suspended raises in 2011. The move saved $230 million.

Unions said the wage freeze violated workers' constitutional rights, but the judge did not agree.

It is not clear if the unions will appeal.

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