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Firefighters OK contract

July 28, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 732 voted Friday to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with the city.
After multiple rounds of negotiations with the IAFF that date back to the winter, members of the Budget Commission voted 4-1 last Wednesday in favor of the latest version of a proposed five-year deal on wages and benefits with the union.
On Friday, the firefighters union gathered at the main fire station on Cumberland Street and voted to ratify the agreement by a vote of 51 to 23, according to Lt. Daryl Paux of the Woonsocket Fire Department, the union president.
“I can’t really comment on the agreement because it hasn’t been signed and the details are being finalized,” he said.
Last week, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt called the contract talks “time-consuming and arduous,” but that the finalized agreement achieves the benchmark of $1.3 million in annual savings called for by the commission’s five-year solvency plan.

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