The City of Akron and the Civil Service Personnel Association have come together on the amount of leave time the union's president would get to handle labor issues.
CSPA President Dan Sladek feels that a fair amount of balance has been achieved.
"There's a balance that needed to be struck between the needs of the city and the ability to represent the employees and we feel that happened."
Akron City Council voted Monday in favor of the state fact-finder's report that will give Sladek 25 hours of time to handle union buisness.
Ward 10 Councilman Garry Moneypenny says that this agreement would help not only Sladek, who is a dispatcher in the 911 center, but also the 200-plus union members in the CSPA.
"He's got a large responsibility with over 200 members that he has to deal with, and from his dispatch chair that would be nearly impossible," Moneypenny says.
Sladek says he's glad the deal was completed and both sides are pleased.
"In the end we're able to come to a conclusion and do what's best for the city and the employees."
The CSPA has 260 members in customer service, clerical, non-managerial and adminstrative positions.
The approved time was a middle ground between the union's request of 30 hours to spend on union business and the city's recommendation of 20 hours.