Omaha Public Radio News
9:15 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Police union vote still needed on contract

Omaha, NE – Omaha's new contract with the Police Officers Association is awaiting a final vote.

Police officers haven't yet voted on the agreement. It passed the Omaha City Council Tuesday on a 4-3 vote.

Officer Aaron Hanson is president of the police union. He says there's no guarantee union members will approve the contract, but he's moving forward expecting that it will. Hanson says his challenge is to explain to members why the contract is important to them and their families.

The Police Officers Association is expected to begin voting Monday on the contract. That vote could take two to three days.