FOP Update and Meeting
- The Core Group met with the City on Friday as the collective bargaining process rolls on. Issues that were discussed included:
Lowering the age to 55 from the current 60 for Retiree Health Insurance coverage;
Reorganizing Section 23.8 relative to bid units;
Military Leave issues;
and the financial situation of the City.
We are now getting into the issues of most importance. Each of these issues is still open for more discussion which will take place at the next Core Group meeting scheduled for 26 January. We anticipate having a full negotiations team meeting shortly after that at which time we will discuss the current status of negotiations and what course we will take in the future.
Also from the meeting, there are no negotiations taking place that do not include retro. They were pretty adamant about it. Retro is coming. Someone is feeling the heat.
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