Detroit City Council approves raises, shortened workweek for firefighters

  • Source: Detroit News
  • Published: 07/20/2021 04:14 PM

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved raises and a reduced workweek for the city's firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The approval comes after city and labor officials reached an agreement earlier this month to put 1,118 firefighters and EMTs of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association under one, five-year contract. The resolution, brought forward by District 2 Councilman Roy McCalister Jr. was approved without discussion along with several other city contracts. Mayor Mike Duggan, Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones and DFFA President Thomas Gehart on July 9 announced the agreement that provides a 2% to 4% pay increase for all members and a shortened workweek from 49 hours to 42 hours.


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