Fraternal Order of Police approves contract with city of Huntington
HUNTINGTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
The Fraternal Order of Police, Gold Star Lodge 65 approved a contract proposed by the city of Huntington.
The FOP Gold Star Lodge 65 voted Tuesday to ratify the contract, according to a news release from the city.
The FOP represents 95 current police officers and retirees in Huntington. The previous contract expired in 2016.
“Our primary objective in our contract negotiations with FOP Gold Star Lodge 65 was to provide financial security for our law enforcement officers, law enforcement retirees, their families and for city operations,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “This contract that was approved by the FOP accomplishes that objective by providing certainty as it relates to health insurance, retirement and operational costs. Most importantly, it assures our citizens that the city of Huntington will continue to provide the professional, world-class service and protection they expect and deserve.”
The contract will take effect after Huntington City Council approves. The new contract expires June 30, 2019.