Office of Mayor William Peduto
City and Paramedics Union Reach Contract Agreement
Medics only union without contract under last Act 47 plan

PITTSBURGH, PA - The city of Pittsburgh has signed the last remaining public safety contract with the paramedics union, which was ratified Friday by membership of Local 1 of the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics.

The contract includes salary increases to medics that were authorized under the city’s last Act 47 recovery plan.

“Every union employee in the city of Pittsburgh had reached a contract under Act 47 except for one class, and that wasn’t fair,” Mayor William Peduto said. “I am happy we could work together with the medics union to provide them the salaries they earned, and to do so well within Act 47 guidelines.”

The Mayor pushed to get the contract done before negotiations with all unions begin again after approval of a new Act 47 recovery plan this summer.

Under the agreement medics will receive back wage increases they were allowed under the 2009 Act 47 plan of 2% in 2012 and 2013, and 2.5% this year.

The increases will cost roughly $1.1 million and be paid to medics in two installments.

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