FINDLAY City firefighters have rejected a two-year contract proposal.
Negotiators for the city and the union had been unable to reach a consensus on longevity pay, which is extra compensation paid to firefighters with 10 years or more service.
A fact-finder had issued a recommendation, which city officials said apparently was not acceptable to firefighters.
A conciliator now will be brought in to make a determination on longevity pay.
The firefighters previous contract expired at the end of last year.
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