City OKs firefighters contract

February 9, 2011 3:29:12 PM PST
Chicago firefighters will get a 2-percent pay raise and several thousand dollars in back pay under a new contract with the city.

The deal is retroactive to 2007.

It gives the city more flexibility in work rules, which should cut overtime costs?but Chicago may have to borrow $94 million to pay for the contract.

The deal was approved by the firefighters union and runs through June 2012.

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