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Jacksonville City Council Approves Emergency FOP Contract Resolution

12:00 AM, Jan 25, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass an emergency bill that would approve the agreement FOP members voted on late last week.

In that agreement, officers said they'd take a three percent pay cut and pony up a five percent contribution to health insurance.

FOP spokesperson Teresa Eichner said it was important that council pass the emergency bill before officers got their next paycheck.

That's because those officers will have to pay back the extra money they've gotten on paychecks they received this year before council approved the deal.

Officers will repay that money back to the city out the of four paychecks. 

Eichner explained that there are about 1600 police officers who will pay back an estimated $70 each to the city, while the nearly 800 corrections officers will give the city an estimated $54 each.  That's roughly $155,200 the city will get back.

"We're happy with the vote.  We're happy that our negotiations can provide some stability for the members of the organization and the city of Jacksonville over the next three years," Eichner said.

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