City of Tulsa, Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police file complaints, unable to negotiate 2014-15 contract

The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police and the City of Tulsa are at a standstill in their negotiations for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

The two entities were in contract negotiations, deciding pay, insurance, and training for 2014 to 2015.

However, after a meeting Thursday evening city staff and FOP members were unable to reach an agreement.

An hour after the meeting, the FOP filed a complaint, claiming the city would not bargain because of a paperwork technicality.

"I'll be honest the police officers are pretty upset because they're to ones putting their lives on the line,” Clay Ballenger, Tulsa FOP president, said.

Today, the city filed a complaint, stating the FOP didn't submit their requests in time. An Unfair Labor Practice Charge was filed with the Oklahoma Public Employee Relations Board. 

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