Clark County Seeks Deal with Firefighters Union

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County is hoping the union that represents about 770 firefighters will agree to a deal to help the county battle budget cuts.

County officials have already made agreements with unions for police and most other county employees, but not with the International Association of Firefighters. The firefighters are scheduled to receive 3 percent cost of living raises July 1.

The police union agreed in March to not take an increase, and other county employees represented by the Service Employees International Union agreed to trim their raises and cap merit raises.

The firefighters union says the county has not proposed cutting
the raise.

Studies have found that with overtime pay, more than 500 of the county's firefighters made more than $100,000 in 2007.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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