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PAWTUCKET â€” In a nod to the current economy, the city and Pawtucket firefighters' union have agreed to a new, three-year contract that offers more in the way of job stability than pay increases. The City Council will be considering the pact for approval at Wednesday night's council meeting.
There are actually two contracts that are being approvedâ€”a one-year pact covering July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 that will be retroactive, and the multi-year agreement that will run from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. The Pawtucket Independent Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 1261, voted 126 to 13 to accept the terms and conditions of both contracts at a Feb. 13 meeting.
For full story, see Wednesday's print edition of The Times.