|Armando Aguilar. Miami, Florida FOP President|
Two weeks ago the city came to terms with its three other unions, agreeing to one-year contracts that, coupled with citywide cost reductions and savings from not filling positions, would cut $50 million from the budget. That left Miami seeking $12 million in concessions from the police union.
Intense daily negotiations last week had both sides agreeing on a combination of pay reductions, overtime concessions, unpaid holidays, not purchasing new cars or uniforms, and healthcare reform."
“We were this close to finishing,” said Fraternal Order of Police President Armando Aguilar, his thumb and forefinger an inch apart. “It’s obvious they want to screw us every year.”
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/26/2426416/miami-police-union-agreement-collapses.html#ixzz1Z6cpRLOe