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Fraternal Order of Police Union: City of Jacksonville Moving Final Goal

4:15 PM, Nov 6, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville's police union is accusing the city of moving the goalposts after Saturday's negotiations.

In a statement, the Fraternal Order of Police said it agreed to 1 percent pay cuts in Year 1, and an additional 1 percent cut in Year 2, totaling 2 percent.

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But the city is now seeking 4 percent cuts.

The Fraternal Order of Police also wanted the city to commit to rehiring dozens of recently laid-off police officers. But according to the FOP, the city will not do that.

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford has said he has cut all he can from his department.

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