After almost a year of negotiations, an updated labor contract between the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union is poised to be officially approved later this month.
The tentative agreement between the department and the union includes 13% worth of general wage increases spread over 3-1/2 years, a paramedic premium increase pay from 8% to 10%, short-term staffing policies, and a comprehensive drug- and alcohol-testing policy.
The Pleasanton City Council expressed unanimous support for the proposed contract during a special meeting on Tuesday, which was meant to introduce the new agreement publicly so that councilmembers can take a vote on July 19 during its regular meeting.
The Livermore City Council approved the agreement during Monday's regular council meeting, according to Livermore City Manager Marianna Marysheva. The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1974 membership ratified the contract on June 18.