NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The year’s long feud between City Hall and firefighters over a new contract is over.
As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy said the seven-year deal calls for an 11 percent raise and restores disability benefits for firefighters hired when the union was without a contract.
“We can’t have firefighters running into burning buildings saying to themselves ‘what happens if I get hurt today? Who’s going to take care of my family,'” Cassidy said. “We felt compelled to resolve it no matter what.”