UFA Overwhelmingly Approves New Contract

NY 1 - December 30, 2005

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The Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Thursday it has overwhelmingly approved its new contract.

The 50-month deal is retroactive to June of 2002. It calls for a staffing agreement that will increase the number of five-man engine companies from 60 to 64, in addition to four years of pay raises.

The increases are 5 percent in each of the first two years, 3 percent in the third year and 3.15 percent in the final year.

The contract settlement was reached in October. The deal expires at the end of next July.