Councilman John Friend says that will boost morale with firefighters.
Fire Chief Mike Connolly released this statement: "There was a union vote on the contract proposal the last two nights. If the contract is approved then there will be a significant move toward parity. That significant move toward parity will make a lot of members happy."
The union approved that contract last night. The agreement boosts pension payouts to near the level of police retirees in the city.