North Las Vegas city management and firefighters union fail to compromise
No agreements were made between the city and union leaders Thursday in North Las Vegas. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There was another failed round of negotiations today between the North Las Vegas Firefighters Union and city managers.
Both parties failed to reach an agreement in their meeting held at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
The City of North Las Vegas has said that it may declare a fiscal state of emergency in order to suspend portions of union contracts to close what the city says is a $33 million deficit.
A special meeting to vote for the declaration is scheduled for 5 p.m. June 1.
The City of North Las Vegas has asked three unions (firefighters, police officers, and police supervisors) to make concessions in order to help fix their shortfall. An impasse has led city management to ask for the declaration... an unprecidented move in the State of Nevada.
Union leaders have refused to make concessions because they claim the city has not given them detailed financial information. Union leaders think the deficit may be less than actually reported.
Union leaders have said they will fight back and take the issue to court if the vote passes. The union says they feel a declaration of a state of emergency does not apply to a financial meltdown, and instead is reserved for natural disasters.