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Worker cellphone proposal postponed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- On Wednesday, the common council was supposed to vote on a proposal requiring city-issued cell phones for city workers, but the topic was tabled. 

One of the reasons there was no vote is because the city attorney didn't sign off on the policy yet because he said it was overly broad.

The idea of city-issued cell phones came up after city worker, Greg "Ziggy" Ziszkiewicz, was killed on the job last year. Now, some members of the common council are finding some issues with the proposed policy that need to be ironed out back in committee before it is voted on by the council. 

Even the primary sponsor of the ordinance himself thinks a cell phone isn't the solution to worker safety.

"I don't know if just issuing everybody a city-owned cell phone is a big enough step," said Milwaukee 14th District Ald. Tony Zielinski. 

Ald. Zielinski says they are still considering city-issued cell phones for city workers, they just need more time to figure out the best solution. Ziggy's daughter also told us last week she's not sure the proposal is enough to protect workers. 


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