Houston Firefighters Hearing Details Of Agreement Signed By Mayor, Union President

HOUSTON – Houston firefighters have gathered to hear details of the historic agreement signed by Mayor John Whitmire and the union president this week to address a years-long contract impasse.

Under the terms of the settlement, all current firefighters, retired firefighters, and the families of those who have passed away since 2017 will receive lump sum payments for wages owed dating back to that year. The agreement solidifies the temporary 18% pay increases granted to firefighters in 2021, making them permanent, and mandates additional raises of 10% effective July 1. With scheduled pay hikes outlined through 2029, firefighters can anticipate a cumulative pay increase of up to 34% throughout the contract.

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