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Hampton council moves forward with dispatchers’ agreement

The Hampton City Council moved closer towards finalizing negotiations with local emergency dispatchers Dec. 23 after they accepted the terms of a contract that would switch the dispatchers’ employment to the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission (FCEMC).

     The council unanimously approved Resolution 2013-32 between the City of Hampton and Teamsters Local No. 238, who are representing the dispatchers during contract negotiations. The resolution OK’d the letter of understanding between the two entities which spelled out the dispatchers’ benefits, wages and other details after they move from the Hampton Police Department to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center under the employment of the FCEMC.

     The letter of understanding was recently approved by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors, but has yet to be accepted by the Teamsters and dispatchers.

Read the full article in the January 1 edition of the Chronicle.