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FOP, City of Jacksonville contract negotiations dispute escalates

5:59 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
Image from October 31's negotiations between the Fraternal Order of Police and the City of Jacksonville.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After cancelled pension negotiations Wednesday between the City of Jacksonville and the Fraternal Order of Police, an attorney from the City just wrote a letter to the union about the breakdown in communications.

The letter references the head of the police union walking away from the negotiating table on October 31st.  It also mentions case law relating to benefits being a mandatory subject of collective bargaining.

RELATED: FOP WALKS AWAY FROM PENSION NEGOTIATIONS WITH CITY

The City of Jacksonville's General Counsel  is asking the police union to respond by close of business Thursday. 

FOP President Nelson Cuba said late Wednesday afternoon "I'm not negotiating this through the media. I'm standing by my statements when I walked away from the table. If the City believes they are correct, the courts are the place to decide where this needs to go."

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