Wilkes-Barre city will lay off 11 firefighters effective this Saturday, the president of the Wilkes-Barre Firefighters Association said today.
“It feels like I got hit by a truck,” said President Mike Bilski.
Bilski met today with Mayor Tom Leighton, who informed Bilski of the city’s decision. Bilski said he notified all of his union members.
Leighton has warned of layoffs since October when he asked the city’s nearly 290 employees for voluntary furloughs and retirements.