On Friday, 124 Tulsa police officers were laid off after the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police overwhelming voted down a similar proposal from the mayor Wednesday. At the last minute, 31 jobs were saved as city officials revised their number crunching.
While we usually reserve the STAFFING page http://firefighterclosecalls.com/staffing.php (scroll down on that page for the January details, February update to follow soon) on our website for most details related to this kind of news, this story is one many are following due to the potentially huge volume of job losses.
This is the latest information related to the high profile case in Tulsa where the Tulsa firefighters have voted tonight to save 147 jobs by agreeing to a 5.2 percent pay cut and other benefit concessions. Union members voted 442 to 177 to accept the mayor’s proposal, which includes a 5.2 percent salary cut for 17 months, eight unpaid furlough days in the next fiscal year and the elimination of benefits such as fitness pay and a clothing allowance. The announcement comes days after 124 Tulsa police officers and 59 civilian employees were laid off after both their unions turned down pay cuts in lieu of the job losses.
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