YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown firefighters overwhelmingly rejected a contract agreement with the city administration during two separate votes Tuesday and Wednesday.
The International Association of Professional Firefighters Local 312 and Youngstown city officials reached a tentative agreement last week, but firefighters refused to approve the deal.
Union Secretary Chris Weaver said that firefighters’ main reason for rejecting the deal is health care.
The union and administration are in talks to schedule another meeting to work out the differences and avoid mediation.
Firefighters have been working without an agreement since since Sept. 1 after their three-year agreement expired Aug. 31.