Peoria Firefighters Local 50 Peoria Approves Settlement With Firefighters; 2021 Budget Presentation Delayed By Joe Deacon • Oct 13, 2020 City of Peoria / YouTube One last change to Peoria’s budget for 2020 has been finalized, settling a lingering labor dispute and reversing a planned cut. But 2021 budget discussions to address COVID-19 shortfalls will wait another week. Peoria City Manager Supports Union Proposal To Save Fire Engine By Joe Deacon • Sep 30, 2020 Kristin McHugh / WCBU While saving one of the two Peoria Fire Department engines targeted by budgetary cuts remains a possibility, the other station is about to close. Union: Latest Fire Department Cuts Will Have 'Detrimental Consequences' By Tim Shelley • Sep 4, 2020 Kristin McHugh / WCBU The president of the Peoria Firefighter's Union said the multiple rounds of cuts to the fire department in recent years are putting the city at risk. Peoria Employee Unions Balk At Prospect of Layoffs During COVID-19 Crisis By Tim Shelley • Apr 18, 2020 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Unionized Peoria city employees were notified Wednesday of potential layoffs as the city seeks to plug a $31 million hole in this year's budget created by COVID-19's economic fallout.