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FOP advocating for higher salaries for Metro officers

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Union representatives attended a meeting on Tuesday. (WSMV) Union representatives attended a meeting on Tuesday. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police are fighting for higher salaries for Metro Nashville Police Department officers.

Representatives of the union were at a Civil Service Commission meeting on Tuesday to address a play plan promised by the local government last year.

A 3 percent cost-of-living increase was supposed to be fulfilled this year, but the president of the FOP says the agreement has been rescinded.

"It has a significant impact on employee morale. They've been made a promise by the government. In order for the government to operate effectively, there's a certain level of trust required. Taking this promise back fractures that trust," said FOP President James Smallwood.

Smallwood says the city is claiming they don't have the funds, but his organization doesn't agree.

The Civil Service Commission scheduled a special meeting at the end of the month to discuss the pay plan further.

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