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Northampton City Council Funds New Firefighter Contract

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Northampton City Council Funds New Firefighter Contract

A vote by Northampton’s City Council to fund the new firefighters contract puts an end to a painful chapter in the city’s history.  The firefighters have been working without a contract and have been in contentious negotiations with the city for years.  This week Mayor David Narkewicz announced a deal with the union that included a retroactive agreement including back pay, as well as a new three year pact.  Thursday night the council put the matter to bed with a unanimous vote to fund the contract.

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