Firefighters Vote For Furlough Over Layoffs

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 10:21 am
By: News On 6

The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa firefighters voted to accept the City of Tulsa's proposed budget - which includes eight furlough days.

The alternative would have meant dozens of layoffs at the Fire Department.

With sales tax revenue down, city leaders say all city employees to take furlough days was the only way to avoid cutting jobs and balance the budget.

All other city unions have also voted and accepted the city's contract ---choosing furlough days over layoffs.