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Arbitrator rules for raises for Quincy firefighters

3 years, 5 months ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal.com

Firemen will get raises of 2, 2.5 and 3 percent over the next three years

An arbitrator has ruled Quincy firefighters will get raises in each of the next three years.

Following an hour-long executive session of the Quincy City Council, Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning presented the details of the results of binding arbitration.

Although aldermen heard the details of the ruling, they took no vote on the matter. Henning said there was some final minor contract language that needed to be ironed out before a vote is taken.

Members of Firefighters Local 63 will receive a 2 percent raise this year, a 2.5 percent next year and a 3 percent in the third and final year of the deal when it is approved by the Council. This year’s raise will be retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year, which started May 1.

Henning said the union had asked for other provisions, such as increases in holiday pay and education pay that were declined by the arbitrator.

Henning said he had budgeted for a 1.5 percent raise and the 2 percent deal will cost the city an extra $18,500. Henning said he will not fill a position he had budgeted to fill this year to make up the difference. He will fill the slot of a recent retirement to put the department at 64 firefighters.

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley also said the officers and supervisors represented by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Local 12 have requested arbitration.

Copley said the two sides were selecting an arbitrator, but he was still hopeful a deal could be done before the process actually started as no meetings have been scheduled.


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