Pay Cuts For Tulsa Firefighters Expected To Be Restored September 1st

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 7:52 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced Thursday that he planned to restore the pay cuts agreed to by Tulsa Firefighters, giving them back the 5.2% pay cut they voluntarily gave up.

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"They have managed to work that out and I think it's a very fair offer," Stan May, Firefighters Union President, said. "And they're going to restore that at the first of the month and I think our firefighters are going to be very excited."

Bartlett said the adjustment would cost $300,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year, and it appeared the City now has the money to restore the previous cuts.

The restoration would come September 1, just as the city plans to restore highway lighting.

8/3/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Mayor: City's Highway Lights To Be Turned Back On September 1st

The city has already reactivated the Tulsa Police helicopter and returned all available laid off police officers back to the force.