As a coalition of city unions present a plan to Mayor Eddie A. Perez to save millions of dollars, Perez said in a press release that the city's fire union has agreed to concessions of its own.
According to the press release, the fire union has agreed to concessions that will save the city $2 million over three years, Perez said in a press release. The release is below. Efforts to immediately reach the fire union were unsuccessful.
MAYOR PRAISES HARTFORD FIRE UNION
FOR VOTING FOR CONCESSIONS
(June 4, 2009)--- Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez praised the membership of the Hartford Firefighters Union, IAAF Local 760, for voting last night to support labor contract modifications with the City of Hartford that will save the City approximately $2 million over the next three years. The savings will come primarily through deferrals of wage increases and firefighters paying more for healthcare. The Mayor will submit the tentative agreement to the City Council for their approval on Monday night.
"The firefighters know how serious our financial situation is in Hartford and they were the first union to come to the bargaining table to see how they could help. Every city in the nation is facing an extremely difficult financial situation and the firefighters know shared sacrifice is necessary for us to make it through these difficult times. I want to thank Vince Fusco and the entire executive board of IAAF Local 760 for their leadership in bringing the negotiations to a successful conclusion," Mayor Perez stated