Las Vegas Firefighters Get New Contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas City Council has approved a contract for firefighters that includes more contributions to employees' retirement and medical trust fund but eliminates a cost-of-living raise in the current budget year.

The council on Wednesday unanimously approved the contract, which was ratified by members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1285 last week.

The deal reduces expected firefighter personnel costs for the 2010 budget from $108.1 million to $107.2 million.

Meanwhile, the Clark County Commission on Tuesday did not take action on a contract proposal for county firefighters, saying it wants more talks with the union. County firefighters approved their proposal, which reduces a cost-of-living raise but calls for more paid-leave days and a contract extension, in a vote last month.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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