Kirksville Firefighters Get Contract Reprieve

About a dozen Kirksville firefighters were at last night’s City Council meeting, as their union’s disagreement with the city’s latest contract offer boiled over into public discussion. The city and fire union negotiators have only met three times since negotiations on a new contract started last August; there had been consideration of imposing a new arrangement on firefighters if negotiations remained stalled. Local 2952 President Jeremy Davis:

The decision by the council last night to extend the current contract, which has been in effect since 2009, was unanimous. No word yet on when another negotiating session is planned.