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Hoboken Fire Union Contract Reached

City of Hoboken announces:

ZIMMER ADMINISTRATION AND FIRE UNIONS REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT
The Zimmer Administration has negotiated a contract agreement with Fire Unions IAFF Local 1076 and 1078, who have been without a contract since 2007.
“This agreement is fair to both our employees and taxpayers,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Our fire fighters have been working without a contract since 2007, and for the first time in years, they will now have a fair contract going into the future.”
The agreement has been ratified by both union memberships, and the City Council will be asked to review and vote on the agreement at Monday night’s Council meeting. The new six year contract is effective from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013. The retroactive pay increases and insurance and vacation day concessions that were negotiated mirror those agreed to with the police unions earlier this year. The retroactive pay would be paid over three years from 2012 to 2014. The memorandum of agreement will be posted on the City’s web site after City Council members have received the information.
“In addition to completing this union agreement, my Administration is also working to make certain that both our Police and Fire Departments have safe working environments and our employees are able to keep our community safe,” added Mayor Zimmer. “We are preparing an important bond necessary to make critical repairs to our fire houses and police headquarters. The firehouse at 1313 Washington Street has a rusted support beam in the floor over which the trucks drive and water leaks into the electrical system. At fire headquarters, the façade is separating from the building and is in need of immediate repairs. Our police headquarters lacks basic heating and cooling and security measures.”
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