6 Johnson City Firefighter positions permanently eliminated

By WBNG News

6 Johnson City Firefighter positions permanently eliminated

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM EDT

6 Johnson City Firefighter positions permanently eliminated.
The village took the action after the Union did not make its deadline of Monday to post a bond.
Last month, the Village cut the jobs to trim the budget.
The firefighters union filed a grievance against the village, saying the cuts violated their contract.
The Union won, but the board appealed the decision.

Another decision by Judge Ferris Lebous stated the Union had to post a 550 thousand dollar bond per year, plus salary increases to cover the current and future salaries the village would have to budget for.

But since the Firefighters Union didn't post the bond, the Village permanently cut the 6 positions.

"We did have several meetings with the Fire Union. The last meeting we had, I hoped things were going better and that we were going to be able to receive some confessions from the Union that would allow us to keep if not all, some of these positions." said Mayor Dennis Hannon

So will these job cuts hurt the people of Johnson City?
Hear what the mayor has to say about that issue, coming up on Action news at 6:00.

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