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St. Louis Fire Department
5:15 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

City of St. Louis to lay off 30 firefighters

Firefighters from International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 73 examine proposed changes to their contracts.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis firefighters union lashed out at city hall today after the mayor announced the layoffs of 30 firefighters.

The mayor's office claims that firefighter pension payments are doubling to nearly $11 million in just two years and risk bankrupting city government.

Chris Molitor is the President of Firefighters Local 73.  Among other things, he accused the mayor of refusing to negotiate in good faith.

"When I woke up this morning, I had to see if I was living in Wisconsin or St. Louis, Missouri…this is wrong," Molitor said.

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St. Louis Police Department
12:29 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

St. Louis Police department avoids layoffs

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

After some budget restructuring by chief Dan Isom, the St. Louis Police Department will not have to lay off any police officers, the City of St. Louis announced today via a press release from the mayor's office.

Previously, it was reported that the Police Retirement System will saddle increasing costs, with layoffs as a feared consequence if budget restructuring did not happen.

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East St. Louis
5:04 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

East St. Louis police layoff talks postponed another day

(Flickr Creative Commons User davidsonscott15)

Looks like the city of East St. Louis and its police officers will wait another day to settle their ongoing layoff dispute.

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