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Wyoming Reaches Contracts with Employee Union

Wyoming Reaches Contracts with Employee Union

The City of Wyoming has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest employee union.
 
The four-year agreement with 170 members of the Wyoming City Employees Union is the third successive contract for this bargaining unit that has included significant concessions from the employees.  While the agreement gives employees minor raises over the next four years, it still provides the City with savings of approximately 20 percent over the term of the contract.
 
 “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with our largest employee union,” said City Manager Curtis Holt.  “While things are slightly better economically today than they were when we negotiated the contract in 2009, we are still unsure of what the future holds.  For example, changes in property tax legislation could affect our budget’s bottom line.
 

City of Wyoming and employee union reach labor agreement

Wyoming, MI (WZZM)- The City of Wyoming has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest employee union.

The four-year agreement with 170 members of the Wyoming City Employees Union is the third successive contract for this bargaining unit that has included significant concessions from the employees. While the agreement gives employees minor raises over the next four years, it still provides the City with savings of approximately 20 percent over the term of the contract.

Key highlights of the Wyoming City Employees Union contract, which will expire July 1, 2016, include:

Man arrested for ATM skimming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Police are looking for a second suspect who's been stealing bank account information from ATMs in Wyoming and Grandville.

Dontae Collins, 22, of Illinois is already facing charges for using a device to copy personal information from Fifth Third Bank ATMs. It's called "skimming" and all it takes is one swipe of your card.

13 is on your side to help protect your money.

  • When using an ATM, cover the number pad, even if no one is around
  • Scammers can install small cameras that catch your card's numbers.
  • Keep a close eye on all of your bank statements for any unusual purchases.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

A red flag your account's been skimmed-- if you put your card in the machine and it's delayed or won't come out after a transaction.

Boy accidentally shoots sister with pellet gun

MASON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A 10-year-old Wyoming girl was flown to the hospital after her 11-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the eye with a pellet gun.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at a campsite on the Pere Marquette River east of Custer Road, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say that the family was camping when the boy picked up the pellet gun and the gun accidentally discharged.  The pellet appeared to enter the girl's face, just below her eye. 

The girl was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ludington and then flown to Grand Rapids by AeroMed.  Her condition is not known.

Back to School: Send us your pics!

Back to School: Send us your pics!

Calling all residents - we want your Back to School photos!

Send us your child’s cutest, silliest, craziest photo and it may make it on your city's community site. The more creative, the better! Make sure you include your name, the name of your children, the school name, city of residence and, if you would like, add a caption.

Email your photos to pics@wzzm13.com.

Fire destroys Vietnamese restaurant in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Fire crews in Wyoming battled overnight to put out a large fire at a Vietnamese restaurant.

The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cuu Long restaurant in the 3800 block of South Division.

Dozens of firefighters were able to gain control of the fire a few hours later.

Kathy Havener was in the area when it happened. She said, "We decided to walk down here and see what was going on, and as we were watching it got worse, the building collapsed the flames were huge, the roof collapsed. "

Authorities say no one was inside when the fire started. But the building is considered a complete loss.

A cause is not yet known.

Power restored in Wyoming after transformer explosion

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Power has been restored to customers in Wyoming after a number of residents lost power shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday after a transformer explosion.

The blast happened and at a electrical substation on 28th street near US 131.

Consumers Energy says they do not know what cuased the explosion.