Deadline for talks extended as mayor gives fire union new offer

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor Jean Stothert's new cost-cutting offer for the Omaha Fire Department would provide two years of relief from layoffs — but would force the fire union to give up layoff protection for all firefighters in the future.

The latest move in a months-long budget battle extended the clock for negotiations between the city and the union, which had been set to expire Friday at noon.

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