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Northampton City Council Approves Firefighters’ Contract

Northampton Fire DepartmentNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – The Northampton City Council has approved contract agreement between the firefighters union and the city.

The Firefighters Union says they went three years without a contract or cost-of-living increase.

Now the city will pay them over $316,394 in retroactive wages, and $170, 401 for the current fiscal year.

“It is a long time coming. And we’re glad they supported it, we’re glad they did two readings to allow our members some peace and stability going forward, a little bit of back pay. And we are just looking forward to the brighter days ahead,” said Scott Flynn, President of the Firefighters Union.

The City Council voted down a previous contract request from the Firefighters Union in July.