OKLAHOMA CITY - Voters may have to settle a fight between the city and the local firefighters union.
A special election has been requested to sort out the terms of the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
City officials tell NewsChannel 4 there are two main issues standing between the two sides.
Oklahoma City doesn't want to pay firefighters the overtime rate for their vacations and other paid time off -- something a city spokeswoman said has been happening for more than a decade.
The city also wants civilians to handle dispatch operations, a move to save about $600,000.
The city police department already employs non-uniformed civilians as dispatchers.
If implemented, the moves could save the city at least $1 million.
An arbitrator ruled against the City of Oklahoma City, but the council can make a final "appeal" by asking voters to weigh in.
An election would likely take place in early 2017.