Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jacksonville Peyton Sounds off Again on Police Union Contract Vote

The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents police and correctional officers, voted against a proposed contract that calls for a 2 percent pay cut and for employees to pay 5 percent of the actual cost of any health plan other than the high deductible plan.

Nearly 100 percent of both police officers and correctional workers voted no.

Nelson Cuba, local FOP president, said his forensic auditors revealed the city has the funds. "They're not willing to accept this because the city has plenty of money," he said after the vote.

But the city said those are reserve and contingency funds and cannot be used for salaries.

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