EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Haverhill Archive

March 23, 2009

Haverhill patrolmen refuse unpaid day off

HAVERHILL — The police patrolmen's union has rejected Mayor James Fiorentini's request to take an unpaid day off to help the city's budget problems.

The union also refused to accept a one-day delay in a pay raise it is scheduled to receive July 1, Fiorentini said today. The union has also refused to go to a pay system in which officers would get paid every two weeks, rather than weekly as they do now, the mayor said.

The patrolmen's union is the latest city employee group to refuse the unpaid day and other changes to help Haverhill bridge a $2.5 million budget gap. The teachers union and school principals have also refused the unpaid day. Fiorentini said he expects a decision from the firefighters union late today on whether it will accept unpaid time off.

A complete report will appear in Tuesday's edition of The Eagle-Tribune.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Haverhill Archive

NDN Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Photos of the Week