Keokuk could get some financial help from some of its employees.
The city’s current contract with the firefighter’s union runs out June 30, 2013. It is the only contract in place for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012.
Keokuk is currently in negotiations with the unions representing police officers, employees at the wastewater treatment plant, and the general union, which includes parks, streets and cemeteries.
The firefighters are offering to give up the 3% raise its members are in-line for come July 1.