TOLEDO (WTOL) - A potential strike by hundreds of city of Toledo workers could be averted if union members approve new contract.
Will the second vote turn it around for workers... and the city?
Around 850 members of AFSCME Local 7 are scheduled for a meeting at the Stranahan Theater noon Tuesday to discuss the city's latest 3-year contract offer. A vote on that offer will determine whether or not there's the possibility of a strike.
On December 17, News 11 was the only station with a camera crew there as Local 7 members voted overwhelmingly to reject the city's contract offer. It included a wage freeze for 2 years followed by a 2% increase in the third year. It also included the introduction of monthly health care premiums.
News 11 has learned this new contract offer includes additional concessions with 5 unpaid furlough days, a re-structuring of the pension pick-up and different wage and health care rates for new employees.