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Buffalo firefighters on Friday kicked off a public campaign to draw attention to their ongoing contract negotiations with the Brown administration.

Local 282, which has been operating under terms of a contract that expired in 2002, is accusing the city of negotiating in bad faith.

The city has canceled meetings and refused to meet at times, according to the union.

“This has gone on way too long,” said Thomas P. Barrett, vice president of Local 282.

Mayor Byron W. Brown on Friday noted that the city has offered the union contracts in 2007 and 2008 that the union’s members rejected.

“We have made fair and equitable proposals,” Brown said.

The parties are scheduled to negotiate on Monday.