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Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., Police, Fire Unions Achieve One-Year Agreements, Includes New Minority Representation
On Wednesday, Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. announced, for the first time in the City’s history, one-year employee agreements accepted by unified negotiation teams for both fire and police employees—the International Association of Fire Fighters and Fire Leaders Actively Maintaining Equality (FLAME) for fire fighters and the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police and Black Police Officers Association (BPOA) for police officers. Both agreements also include minority representation from FLAME and BPOA for all contract discussions during the 2021 agreement period.
“Bringing minority organizations to the negotiating table for police and fire contract talks has never happened before, and I’m proud of the work of our team to bring it to fruition,” Mayor Scott said. “We are charting a new course of unity for Little Rock, one that insures all voices are represented.”
About the City of Little Rock’s Response to COVID-19
Residents may visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 for all information about the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, including the Small Business Emergency Assistance Program and Emergency Solutions Grants for homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and street outreach. The Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund benefits ongoing student feeding efforts and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). Donations of PPE are also accepted. Donate here or visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 and click on the Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund button. Follow the City of Little Rock on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CityLittleRock. Keep Covered and Keep your Distance.