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City of Fulton and Fire Department Reach Contract Agreement

Fulton Fire Department and Fulton Police Department participated in the Memorial Day parade.

FULTON, NY – The City of Fulton and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3063, the union representing Fulton Fire Department, have reached a contract agreement.

A resolution unanimously approved by the Fulton Common Council determines salary increases throughout the department for the years of 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The department will receive 0.5 percent increase in 2018, one percent increase in 2019, and one percent increase in 2020.

Negotiations started near immediately after the last contract was approved in 2017, just narrowly avoiding arbitration.

Fulton Fire Chief David Eiffe said that negotiations went with “no bumps in the road.”

“The negotiations went well. The union and the city came to the table with reasonable requests. I think it is a fair contract for our firefighters with benefits for both the city and the fire department,” Chief Eiffe said.

Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. was pleased with the contract as well.

“I think this is a good contract. I went through it with the council, there were a few other small things but (salaries) are the gist of it and I think it’s good,” Woodward said.

Negotiations are ongoing with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) representing city employees as the most recent contract expired at the end of 2017.

The CSEA has been offered the same increases presented in the agreement with the IAFF, Woodward said.

The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) representing the Fulton Police Department reached a contract agreement in 2017 that will expire on December 31, 2019, after taking a one-time $500 raise and a two-percent increase followed by four years with no salary increase.

6 Comments

  1. Where is the money for raises coming from when we can only pave one block at a time in this city. Everyone is bleeding this city dry. Let’s get a grip and start thinking about the taxpayers for once instead of lining all if the city employees pockets. When do we say enough is enough.

  2. I was just on my way home from work at 5:00 p.m ,saw three city trucks on South First St. Five employees to drain one fire Hydrant at a time on over time ! Whats wrong here? Do these people think because they work for the City of Fulton there’s no end to how much Money They waste on stupid work ethics,time for a change in Fulton N.Y. Let’s get a grip on it Mayor ! Does Fulton have a Mayor?

  3. I don’t think a 2.5% raise over 3 years is bleeding the city dry. I think the entitlement/welfare benefits and the class of people these benefits attract is the real issue. If you have a problem with the fire dept. raise, don’t call them when your house is on fire. Think of the resources you alone could then save the city.

  4. Raises? Are you kidding? You take your life into your hands just by taking a walk in the city. The sidewalks are dangerous! Our taxes should be used so that everyone can be safe, not put more padding in the Firemen’s pockets! Wake up Mayor!

  5. Why does the fire department drive to Walmart and price chopper to get groceries?????. We don’t have that luxury at my job. It could save thousands of dollars a year in fuel and wear and tear.

  6. Greg really so you think giving them raises helps us. Its hurts us. We need a change here are you a city worker?? We can’t afford raises here. We are broke because people like you think its ok to just toss money at the city workers no it isnt ok. Yes welfare hurts us but thats a state level issue, our city attracts scum because its a depressed area and no one does anything to change it. Be a solution not a problem. The sidewalks are a mess the streets are atrocious. What solution do you have?? The firefighters are paid very well so if my house is on fire i darn sure will call them as long as they are not busy cooking or sleeping. I can’t stand the idiocracy in this world.

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