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BHR-17.29 - Labor Agreement - Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43 - 2007-2010


Binding City Policy



Link to Exhibit A - Tentative Agreement  (PDF Document, 3.46 MB)


Section 1.  The Council finds:

1.  Representatives of the City and Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43 have signed a Tentative Agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for certain represented employees for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30,2010.

2.  The agreement meets the City's bargaining interests by securing a three-year successor labor Agreement and agreeing to wage increases, health benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

3.  The agreement continues to apply the principles of total compensation as the basis for bargaining all monetary subjects. General wage increases continue to be tied to the Portland CPI-W.

4.  In addition to general wage increases, the longevity pay structure has been improved and premiums for certain specifically identified certifications have been created or improved.

5.  In addition, the agreement makes changes in investigator standby pay, fire investigation canine handler compensation, death benefit, funeral leave, tuition reimbursement, union president leave, the VEBA structure, and miscellaneous minor matters, and creates provisions for addressing loss of driving privileges.

6.  The terms and conditions shall be reduced to a labor Agreement which the Mayor and Auditor should be authorized to execute.




NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

a.  The Mayor and Auditor are authorized to execute a labor Agreement between the City and the Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43 relating to terms and conditions of employment of certain represented employees in the Portland Fire Fighters Association bargaining unit.

b.  Said contract is to conform to the provisions in the Tentative Agreement attached to this Ordinance marked Exhibit "A" which by this reference is made a part hereof.

c.  This ordinance is a binding City policy.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because delay would unnecessarily delay the orderly implementation of the provisions of the labor agreement; therefore, this ordinance shall be in force and effect from after its passage by the Council.



Emergency Ordinance No. 181892, passed by City Council and effective June 4, 2008.