More than a month of labor talks aiming to avert some budget cuts targeted for Tacoma’s Fire Department have failed, making divisive cutbacks approved for three city fire stations a reality.
“Unfortunately, no mutually agreeable solution came forth,” Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan said Tuesday. “The talks are done.”
Top officials for Tacoma Fire Union Local 31 said Tuesday their union made two offers to the city to offset up to $1 million in approved cuts to city fire service. But the city rejected each without explanation or a counter-offer, they said.
“They just told us no,” union president Ryan …