Omaha firefighters have accused the city council of bargaining in bad faith, and have filed a complaint with the Nebraska Commission on Industrial Relations.
The Professional Firefighters of Omaha, IAFF Local 385, reached a tentative pact with the city last May that would have run through 2013. However, the city council delayed consideration of the matter, and instead sought to secure additional concessions. When that failed, the council voted down the measure.
The union filed the unfair labor practice complaint last Friday. In a letter to Omaha mayor Jim Suttle, Local 385 President Steve LeClair accused the council of the “hijacking of the negotiation process.”