A committee of the Kansas City, Missouri City Council approved a contract with Firefighters Local 42 on Wednesday.
But the union says it is not the deal they agreed to.
The rift prompted hot words from the union president and an icy atmosphere at the committee table.
Upon hearing the proposal City Manager Troy Schulte asked the finance committee to endorse, Local 32 president Bill Galvin's first comment was, “This right here is the first I've seen of this ordinance. To me this is bargaining in bad faith.”