Steve Strickling

Mansfield Fire Department Chief Steve Strickling speaks during a City Council meeting on June 7. (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- The union that represents the City of Mansfield's firefighters has asked for labor-management meetings with the administration regarding the performance of Chief Steve Strickling.

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 266 recommended the meetings after 80-plus union members approved a "vote of no confidence" in the nine-year chief on June 16.

IAFF statement
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