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Roseville Restores Firefighters Salary Levels



When the recession began to tank the economy in 2007, Roseville Fighters agreed to help the City of Roseville by accepting lower salaries.  

According to The Sacramento Bee and RocklinToday.com, as Roseville’s economy recovered, Local 1592 expected those sacrifices would be answered with salary and benefit increases as promised by the city through the new labor agreement.

The two year labor contract was ratified on Wednesday, October 21st and expires on December 31, 2016.

The agreement, approved by the City Council this week, includes a 3 percent salary increase next year, a 2 percent deferred compensation payment for five-year veterans next year and a $24-a-month increase in medical benefits, according to the Sacramento Bee. The package will cost the city an additional $888,000 annually.

The successful negotiations come after about a year of contentiousness between the city and the firefighters.

Included in the discussions were the salary and benefits for new hires, as calls into the fire department continually increase and recruitment becomes crucial for the community.  According to RocklinToday.com, while calls have increased 40 percent, since 2007 staffing levels have remained the same.  

Jamie Pepin, president of the Roseville Firefighters Union Local 1592 called the new contract a “good step that hopefully reflects a shared commitment toward improving recruitment, increasing retention of veteran employees, and maintaining fair salaries, healthcare and retirement benefits for firefighters.

“We all believe that the protection of Roseville residents is an essential priority as we look to sustain the success of our city,” Pepin said. “With this agreement, we hope the city is acknowledging the vital role that all public safety employees play in making Roseville the thriving, healthy city we all love.”






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