Unionized firefighters in the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department are being offered 3% pay increases each year over the next four years in a new contract proposal that will be considered by the Pleasanton City Council tonight.
The proposed contract, to be discussed at a public hearing, will cover all employees of the department through fiscal year 2017/2018 at a cost of $2.45 million, to be shared by the cities of Pleasanton and Livermore which operate the department under a joint powers agreement.
As part of the proposed agreement, union members also will increase payment of their pension contributions by an additional 3% during the term of the contract, for a total contribution of 12% at the end of the 3-1/2-year agreement.
The contract, negotiated over the last six months with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1974, covers a total of 104 sworn fire personnel, and replaces an earlier contract that expired last June 30. The portion of Pleasanton's obligation for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, is approximately $170,000 in unbudgeted costs, which will be paid out of the city's General Fund.
Tonight's council meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.