YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Wednesday, Youngstown City Council will vote on whether to reject a Fact Finder’s report recommending — among other things — that some police officers get raises over three years.
City negotiators wanted wage freezes while the union wanted 2.5% a year for three years. The Fact Finder settled on 1% a year for three years.
The city also wanted to cut a sixth week of vacation after 23 years. The Fact Finder said no, to leave vacation as is.
The city wanted the uniform allowance cut by 54%, and again the Fact Finder ruled not to change it.
The city is claiming it’s facing severe financial issues.