Northampton City Council Approves Firefighters’ Contract
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.