Under threat of layoffs, Rhode Island’s largest municipal union has accepted a pay-cut plan negotiated with Gov. Donald Carcieri, the union announced yesterday.

The leadership of Council 94 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees had previously rejected the plan over a provision that allows the governor to reorganize government employees. After Carcieri refused to negotiate further and said he would begin layoffs, the union agreed to allow its members to vote on the package.

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