Omaha firefighters say they have a deal with the city. Union members have voted in favor of a tentative contract.
A news release states, "The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce that its members voted tonight to accept the tentative agreement developed with the City of Omaha and Mayor Jean Stothert.
This tentative agreement maintains the exemplary quality of emergency services that Omahans have come to expect; no rigs will be taken out of service, and no fire stations will be closed. Additionally, the tentative agreement extends layoff protection to all fire fighters who were employed as of Feb. 4, 2013.
The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association negotiated this deal in good faith and with the protection of all citizens – and our fire fighters – in mind. We are eager to finalize the tentative agreement and look forward to approval by the Omaha City Council.