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No deal yet reached on new employment contracts for police, fire unions

August 3, 2011

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City commissioners and the police and fire unions still have not reached an agreement on new employment contracts for 2012.

The City Commission at its Tuesday meeting set a public hearing for Aug. 16, where commissioners will be presented with two contracts — one from the unions and one from city management. Commissioners then will hear “evidence” about which proposal is “more fair and equitable” based on the city’s finances, comparisons with employment plans for municipal workers in area cities and other factors.

The hearing is part of a formal process the city is required to go through when labor negotiations have officially been declared at an impasse. The city has not gone through the process recently because it has been able to reach a mutual agreement with the police and fire unions in past negotiations.

Under the terms of the process, it is still possible for the city and the unions to reach an agreement before the Aug. 16 hearing.

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deathpenaltyliberal 2 years, 8 months ago

"DRsmith (anonymous) replies… Who said I was chosing not taxes over services? All I am saying it be reasonable. No one should get automatic raises, no matter what you do."

No mention of "automatic raises". This is a negotiation, but that truth doesn't square with your spin.

Every one of you "no taxes" hypocrites need to stop driving on the streets, drinking the water, using the internet, and calling the cops whenever you feel like it. Taxes are the price of living in a civilized society. And if you don't like living in civilization, Somalia has opportunities for you brave individualists.

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bootlegger 2 years, 8 months ago

Show me da money!!! huh? what hump??

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bootlegger 2 years, 8 months ago

Show me da money!!! huh? what hump??

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 8 months ago

Everytime they get a pay raise, I take a pay cut. God love them...but enough is enough. We have a library to pay for!

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pz5g1 2 years, 8 months ago

If I can't get a raise then no one should get a raise. Hrmph.

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DRsmith 2 years, 8 months ago

Yes. Pay them whatever they want no matter how bad the economy is. They should all be making at least 6 figures along with free health care. Tax payers can afford it.

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