Camden police union rejects concession plan

    The main union representing police officers in Camden rejected a concession deal that could have put about 100 laid-off officers back to work.

    Fraternal Order of Police local president John Williamson said the vote was 300 to 1 against the measure.

    He says the city was offering to bring back officers if they agreed to three unpaid furlough days a month for six months, then one more day a month for the next year.

    Williamson says he’ll keep negotiating, while Mayor Dana Redd said in a statement that she was disappointed with the rejection.

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