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Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young made it clear Monday that despite filing an unfair labor practice charge against Mayor John Cranley, he is completely in support of raises for public workers.

But he totally disagrees with Cranley's plan to bypass the city manager and have council pass wage increases of five percent this year and four percent next year.

Cincinnati's improving financial health has meant some city workers are starting to see bigger paychecks.

So far five of the six labor unions have negotiated small cost of living adjustments for their members.  But there are about 440 city employees who are still waiting.  

Council Member Yvette Simpson addressed the issue during a meeting last week.