Unions representing civil servants in the city of Scranton, Pa., are girding for battle after the mayor announced recently that he would be cutting pay for police, firefighters, garbage collectors and other public workers to minimum wage.

The lawsuit will be among several legal actions the unions may take after Doherty made the announcement last Friday that the city’s 398 workers would be paid $7.25 an hour because the city was running out of money.

Read: Scranton, Pa., slashes workers pay to minimum wage – Bottom Line.