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Chicago Firefighters Approve Contract

06/18/2014
Chicago firefighters have approved a new five-year contract with the city that includes 11 percent raises, the firefighters' union president said today, reports The Chicago Tribune. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said about 91 percent of the members who returned their ballots by today's deadline voted in favor of the pact. "I think it's a fair contract and it's a great contract for the people of Chicago because it allows us to continue doing the things we need to do to be the best fire department in the country," Ryan said. The contract and part of the pay increases are retroactive to July 2012, when the last deal lapsed. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's adminis...

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