Oklahoma City municipal employee union, police union reach tentative deals with city

Contracts will be sent to members for ratification. The city council could give final approval before the end of the year.
by William Crum Published: December 10, 2013

Negotiators for Oklahoma City and two unions have reached tentative agreements on new contracts, City Manager Jim Couch said Monday.

Deals with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Fraternal Order of Police will first go to union members for ratification.

Couch declined to provide details of the agreements until union members could look at the proposals.

AFSCME represents 1,369 employees across a variety of city departments. The FOP represents 1,042 police department employees.

The city earlier reached a one-year deal with union firefighters. That agreement increases overall budget for fire protection to $103 million, a 3 percent increase over the last contract.

by William Crum
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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