Annapolis Unions For Firefighters, EMS, Dispatchers Disappointed By 5% Raises After Police Officers Get 19%

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Unionized city of Annapolis workers, firefighters and paramedics will receive at least 5% raises under newly ratified contracts, salary bumps that some workers feel are too low given the higher raises coming next month for Annapolis police officers.

Agreements with the firefighters and two bargaining units from the American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees include 5% cost-of-living increases, spread across two years, plus two $3,000 COVID-19 bonuses, one payable in July and one in 2023. Firefighters will receive an additional increase of about 1% in base pay.

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