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Fire union, Mayor Stothert in contract dispute

Posted: 8:35 AM, Feb 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-16 20:50:35Z

The Omaha Fire Union is working to enter contract negotiations with the city, but Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is saying the union missed deadline. 

Union President Steve LeClair made it clear in a letter sent to Stothert this week that the Fire Union gave the city proper notice to reopen the negotiations.

PDFs: Feb. 14 letter from the mayor | Feb. 15 letter from the union  

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald initially reported  that  Stothert says the union "absolutely did not" meet the Feb. 1 deadline. 

The city could potentially roll over the previous contract and freeze firefighter wages in 2019.