Boardman looks for more wage-freeze contracts with its workers

Boardman looks for more wage-freeze contracts with its workers

By Ashley Luthern


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.

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