Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Paid Beacon firefighters win new contract

BEACON – The dozen paid Beacon firefighters have a new contract now that the city council has approved the two-year pact.

The previous contract with members of the Beacon Permanent Firefighters Association, Local 3490 of the International Association of Firefighters expired on December 31, 2017. The new agreement is retroactive to January 1, 2018 and extends to December 31, 2019, said Mayor Randy Casale.

The agreement adds 2.5 percent to each firefighter’s base salary retroactive to January 1 for this year and another 2.5 percent in 2019. That is the same percentage increase as the city’s other unions received.

Casale said the pact is fair and equitable for the union members and the city.

In addition to the 12 paid firefighters, the city has 26 volunteers including one female, said Chief Gary Van Voorhis.

 


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