Auburn finalizes labor deals with police, fire department unions | Politics

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AUBURN — The Auburn City Council has approved new collective bargaining agreements with unions representing fire and police department personnel.

Council members unanimously supported separate resolutions approving agreements between the city and the union for Auburn Police Department officers and the larger of two unions within the Auburn Fire Department. Auburn Fire Chief Mark Fritz told The Citizen Friday that another union, representing the AFD’s assistant chiefs, is still in negotiations with the city.

The new labor contracts run through June 30, 2026, and include yearly raises for employees in both unions. The starting yearly pay for police officers will be set at $55,900 and for firefighters at $45,000, both taking effect July 1.

Prior to the vote at the meeting regarding the agreement with the fire department, Councilor Jimmy Giannettino praised the AFD for all of its work, including administering COVID-19 vaccinations to…

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