Welcome! Login | Register
 

Report: Patriots Bolster Roster With Two Moves—Tuesday's are generally off days at Gillette Stadium.…

Hospital Association of Rhode Island Releases Joint Statement on Ebola Preparedness—The Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) has…

RI GOP Official Talan Endorses Elorza for Mayor; Harrop Responds—Dave Talan, Corresponding Secretary for the RI GOP,…

Michael Riley: Projo, Elorza and Cianci are all Blind to Reality—Recently the Providence Journal endorsed Jorge Elorza over…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Ken Block Vote YES on Question 3—Rhode Island citizens have every reason to vote…

5 Good Things That Happened To The Patriots This Weekend—Pats relaxed as good things happened for them.

The Scoop: Magaziner Calls Almonte a Liar, Cianci Blasts Harrop’s Elorza Donation, and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

GoLocal Interviews Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull Founder Coming to PPAC Next Week—Another in a line of epic rock shows…

Dear John: My Wife Is Obsessed With Photos Of Her First Wedding—She's living in the past...

Hodgson Blasts Kilmartin For Breaking Crime Lab Promise—Republican candidate for Attorney General candidate Dawson Hodgson…

 
 

NEW: Providence Firefighters Asked to Take Pay Cuts

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

 

The City of Providence has asked firefighters to give up several raises, take a pay cut, and forgo other benefits, union president Paul Doughty told GoLocalProv late today.

Doughty said the city is asking for the following:
■ take a one percent salary cut
■ give up a 3 percent salary hike
■ give up a scheduled retroactive salary payment
■ a one or 2 percent reduction in annual longevity bonuses.

In all, the cutbacks add up to the $6 million the city says it wants to save in the Fire Department budget, according to Doughty.

The city issued the proposal in February and sent an updated version in March, but Doughty said it’s still too early to say what the union response will be, since the budget was proposed just this month and is still going through hearings before the Finance Committee of the City Council.

“This is an offer that has been on the table,” Doughty said. “There hasn’t been a formal response and there couldn’t be until we knew the contents of the budget.”

He expects serious negotiations on those proposed concessions could begin next week.

If you valued this article, please LIKE GoLocalProv.com on Facebook by clicking HERE.
 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.