“At this point in the process, we do not comment on any specific issues regarding the negotiation, but both sides have entered this process with good faith, and we anticipate being able to work out a contract that works for both the city and the firefighters,” Hopkins said.
Only full-time firefighters are represented by the union. The department includes a majority of part-time workers.
The city has about 16,000 residents that the department serves.
Visit the city's website or contact Hopkins at 937-898-5891 for more information.