Glendale firefighters have agreed to salary and benefit concessions that will save the city more than $3 million in the next three years, city officials announced Tuesday.
The Glendale Firefighter’s Assn. voted to approve the tentative contract, which would run through June 30, 2014.
The City Council next week is expected to ratify the contract, which includes no pay raises through 2013, higher employee contributions to pension plans and a higher retirement age for all new hires.
““It is obvious from this resolution that the men and women of Glendale’s fire department have recognized the critical nature of our economy and the financial constraints under which the city is operating,” Capt. Chris Stavros, the union’s president, said in a statement.
The tentative agreement makes firefighters the first of the city’s four employee groups to agree to major benefit concessions this year, a key component of the $174-million General Fund budget approved by the City Council last week.