Supervisors move forward with emergency dispatchers agreement

Contract negotations with Hampton’s emergency dispatchers inched forward Monday after the Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave their approval of a document outlining salary and benefit details for the group.

     The supervisors gave the go-ahead for a memorandum of understanding between the City of Hampton and Teamsters Local 238, which is representing the dispatchers during contract negotiations. The 911 dispatchers have tried for the past two years to come to terms with the city and county on a contract that would switch their employment over to the county-level under the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission (FCEMC). Once a deal is reached, the dispatchers can move from the Hampton Police Department to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center and begin duties there.

Read the full article in the Dec. 18 edition of the Chronicle.