For more than a year, Sapulpa city leaders and representatives from the IAFF Local 194, Sapulpa’s local fire union have been working through contract negotiations.
Recently they reached a stalemate and in early April the two parties brought in an arbitrator.
The arbitrator is now reviewing the last best offer from both parties after the two failed to reach an agreement. The union is expecting an arbitrator’s ruling by Thursday.
As of Friday, Sapulpa employed 47 firefighters. Local union president Levi Coats said the offer presented by the city could eliminate seven firefighter positions.
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