HAMILTON, OH (FOX19)- Six Hamilton firefighters learned they will lose their jobs, expected to take effect on June 5.
The notification came Wednesday that Hamilton City Council voted for the layoffs during an executive session on May 8.
According to a release sent by Hamilton
Firefighters IAFF Local 20, the announcement
came just days after Hamilton City Council and Local 20 both rejected a fact-finders
report over a new collective bargaining agreement.
Local 20 President Eric Abney said the union anticipated to return to 'amicable' negotiations, but instead, the layoff decision was made without Local 20's consent.
Hamilton city officials began fire station brownouts in January, in an effort to offset a more than $3 million budget deficit.