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Boardman looks for more wage-freeze contracts with its workers



Published: Sun, July 8, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m.

Boardman looks for more wage-freeze contracts with its workers

By Ashley Luthern

aluthern@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

With the ink barely dry on one contract, Boardman now is negotiating with two other unions.

Township Administrator Jason Loree said Boardman is negotiating with the The Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association rank union which represents 13 ranking officers, and has just begun talks with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2498, which represents about 10 support staff in fiscal, administrative and police departments.

The police patrol and rank unions’ contracts expired Dec. 31, 2011; The AFSCME contract will expire Dec. 31, 2012.

The township’s OPBA patrol union that represents 37 patrol officers voted to accept a new three-year contract that calls for a wage and step freeze throughout the contract, said Township Administrator Jason Loree.

Mike Longo, head of the patrol union, said the officers agreed to contract terms largely so that the township can fulfill the promises it made during the police levy campaign, which received voter approval in August 2011.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1gdog4766(1254 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

I hope the unions wil consider further freezes and give backs when ALL take the same. Trustees, Chiefs, all administrators who give back nothing have to do the same they ask. The people not just the workers must demand this. These suits never have had to give anything up. Check and see if Loree has ever taken a concession since coming to Boardman.

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2Knightcap(606 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

All employed by the twp should be contributing 15% to 20% toward their health-care and that means all administration too.

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3biggieshortlegs(24 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

They are spending like drunken sailors. Why did they need to buy an Army Humvee? An armored truck? All kind if new cars for all departments. The money they are "saving" on these new contracts are going right out the door. What will they spend it on next? HMMMMM maybe a .50 cal machine gun for their Humvee?

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4Doctore(52 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

@biggieshortlegs How much was spent for the Humvee? How much levy money was spent on all of the vehicles you are referring to. Surely you have the numbers?

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5biggieshortlegs(24 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Well Doctore, I'm sure it was tax dollars spent on all the cars purchased. I do not have the numbers. I can assure you nothing is free. Fact is Boardman Township spends like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

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