Oklahoma City Council to Vote on Firefighters Contract

Oklahoma City will increase the share it pays for firefighters’ health benefits under a new contract expected to win city council approval on Tuesday, reports newsok.com.

The agreement includes raises ranging from 0.97 percent to 2.39 percent, depending on rank.

Oklahoma City has 966 firefighters represented by Local 157 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

The city’s 2015-16 budget includes money to add 21 uniformed positions to the Fire Department next year in anticipation of opening a new station being constructed in southeast Oklahoma City.

Overall costs to the city for the firefighters’ contract will increase $2.4 million, to $108 million.

The one-year deal is retroactive to July 1.

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