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Wakefield Council approves workers' seasonal shift change


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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council voted Monday evening 4-1 to approve a change in the dates of seasonal shift changes for city workers to coincide with Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, rather than with daylight savings time.

The decision is contingent upon union workers’ approval — something predicted by City Manager Robert Brown, Jr.

Last year, city workers changed from a five-day schedule of eight-hour shifts to a four-day schedule of 10-hour shifts during the period of daylight savings time from spring to fall.

This year, Brown said, some uni...