The City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with the Glendale Firefighter's Assn., which includes no pay raises through 2013, higher employee contributions to pension plans and a two-tier retirement system with a higher retirement age for all new hires.
Firefighters last year voted to postpone a scheduled pay increase for two years. Under the proposed agreement, the raise would be pushed out two more years, meaning firefighters would remain at current salary levels until July 2013.
The Glendale Firefighter's Assn. voted to approve the tentative contract, which would run through June 30, 2014.
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City Council members lauded the contract, which they said would help the city stem the rising cost of salary and pension obligations.