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Cumberland Fire Dept Talks Show Promise

July 23rd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland City Administrator  Jeff Rhodes expressed cautious optimism that a new contract agreement with city firefighters is close at hand following the most recent negotiating session earlier this week. City officials have been locked in ongoing mediation with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1715 for several months over a contract dispute centered around staffing levels within the fire department. Currently, the Cumberland Fire Department is made up of paid firefighters with no part-time or volunteer staff. Rhodes said another meeting with the federal mediator next week could lead to a resolution…                         .

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