The Los Angeles City Council, city worker unions, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last week agreed to a package of labor concessions that will close about a third of the city’s $405 million budget gap for the current fiscal year.

City officials said the deal with non-public safety workers would save about $138 million. Most city workers will forego raises over the next two years, and the nation’s second-biggest city will pare its workforce by 2,400 through early retirements. City workers will also have to make larger pension contributions.

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