Tulsa FOP Votes To Approve Furlough Days

Monday, July 20th 2009, 9:33 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- After fighting the city's plan to furlough all employees, Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police members voted for a second time on Monday to accept furloughs. 

They will take eight furlough days, just like rest of the city's workforce.

07/17/2009 Related Story:  City, Tulsa Police Still Working Out Furlough Plan

"It's gonna be a mess because these furloughs put us down a little over 52,000 man hours," said FOP President Phil Evans.  "If we have to move people from specialty units, if we have to start having them come from headquarters to handle calls, that's what we'll do.  Because all of us want to protect the citizens of Tulsa.  No matter what it takes."

The police union had to hold a second vote after Tulsa's city attorney said part of the original agreement turned out to be illegal.