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City decides to enter into arbitration with firefighters' union

LAWTON, Okla._ The city has decided to enter into arbitration with the firefighters' union over the recent expanded ban on tobacco.

Back in October, the council voted to ban all types of tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes, on all city property. That prompted a grievance filed by both the fire and police unions, who said the change should have been negotiated. City manager Bryan Long met with both unions last month, and denied both grievances, saying the decision on the expanded ban was within the city's management right.

No word on when an arbitration hearing will be scheduled.

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