LABOR AGREEMENT - PORTLAND FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Binding City Policy
The Council finds:
- Representatives of the City and the DCTU have signed a Tentative Agreement
that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for certain represented
employees for the period of July 1, 2005 through
June 30, 2007.
- The agreement meets the City’s bargaining interests by securing a two-year
successor labor Agreement and agreeing to wage increases, health benefits,
modifications in the work-week, certain premiums and other terms and
conditions of employment.
- The agreement continues to apply the principles of total compensation as
the basis for bargaining all monetary subjects and ties total compensation to
the Consumer Price Index. General wage increases will continue to be tied to
the Portland CPI-W.
- In addition, the general wage increases premiums for certain specifically
identified classifications have been improved and equalized.
- In addition, the average work week for firefighters is reduced to better
reflect comparable jurisdictions of a similar size. This feature is phased in
at mid-term of the contract to facilitate planning and mitigate the cost
impact to the bureau.
- In addition, the agreement makes changes in vacation banking, sick leave
provisions, funeral leave, leave for pension board activities and provides for
a VEBA plan to be administered by the PFFA.
- 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 PFFA relating to terms and conditions of employment of certain
represented employees in the PFFA bargaining unit.
b. Said contract to conform to the provisions in the Tentative Agreement
attached to this Ordinance marked Exhibit "A"
which by this reference is made a part
c. This ordinance is a binding City policy.
Ordinance No. 179638 passed October 5, 2005 and effective November 4,