The Mukilteo City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the city and the local fire union on Monday, but only after lengthy discussion on the CBA and other fire department costs.
Council President Steve Schmalz asked for the item to be pulled from the consent agenda, which typically passes as approved without much, if any, discussion.
The recommended motion was to approve a new three-year CBA with the International Association of Firefighters Local 3482 (IAFF) effective Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2021. The agreement would give 2.25 percent wage increases in 2019 and 2021, and a 3 percent increase in 2020.
The current agreement expires Dec. 31, and members of IAFF 3482 had voted on the CBA, according to the agenda packet.
Schmalz wasn’t pleased with the CBA as presented.