(KMOV)-- The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) rejected a proposal by East St. Louis Monday that might save the jobs of the city’s police officers.
The FOP met with the city last Tuesday about the proposal, which would have included cutting salaries by two dollars an hour, that being a return to the 2008 salary level.
It would also ask the city’s officers to take 1 unpaid furlough day per every two week pay period, which would mean an additional 10% pay cut.
The plan asked police to pay 20% of single health insurance premiums, as well, which would cost an additional $100.
The FOP asked East St. Louis to defer layoffs for 30 to 60 days, so they can get a “real deal” hammered out instead.
The organization said it is prepared to make concessions, at minimum, on paid overtime and work rules to cut costs.
East St. Louis and the FOP would like another meeting as soon as possible.