Protestors call for reversal of healthcare rate hike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several hundred City of Memphis employees, retirees and their supporters gathered around city hall Tuesday afternoon.

Carrying signs such as, “It’s time to turn off the A C” they protested the proposal by Mayor A C Wharton and the decision by the city council to increase the cost of health benefits.

Rate for current employees will rise 24% while retirees will lose their subsidy in order to not raise property taxes and cut other programs.

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