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File #: O-544-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: Human Resources Department
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action:
Title: Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association, IAFF Local 3382, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Memo, 3. CBA 2015-2017, 4. Audio: O-544-18 Council Meeting 12/18/2018

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Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association Tentative Agreement
HR Dept- Victoria Coleman (x1503); Anthony Markwood (x1525)

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Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association, IAFF Local 3382, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City of Toledo and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association reached a tentative agreement over terms that revise the current collective bargaining agreement, which expired on December 31, 2017, for a successor agreement, for the new term of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. The Union ratified that tentative agreement on December 13, 2018. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 4117.10(B), the economic provisions of that agreement are now being submitted to City Council for consideration and passage. If not acted upon within 30 days, the agreement is deemed approved.

Pursuant to the statutory bargaining process under the Ohio Revised Code, the City and the Union met multiple times over the past couple of months to negotiate the terms of a successor agreement.

The tentative agreement reached establishes a five (5) year timeframe from which the City can recoup educational expenses for those employees who take advantage of that benefit, only to leave the City upon completion of their studies. Further, the agreement requires all new members to enroll and remain in the direct deposit program for the duration of their employment.

Regarding the economic terms, the agreement does not change the spread between the ranks. Further, the agreement adds Veterans' Day and Martin Luther King Day as major holidays to reflect parity with the other safety forces bargaining units. In addition, the tentative agreement slightly increases the pay differential for the Career Enhancement Program ("CEP") from 2.5% to 3%. The CEP provides an incentive for em...

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