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File #: O-016-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 1/7/2022 In control: Human Resources Department
On agenda: 1/18/2022 Final action: 1/18/2022
Title: Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Memorandum, 3. Audio: Agenda Review January 11, 2022, 4. Audio: City Council January 18, 2022
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Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association Tentative Agreement
HR Dept-Tyrome Alexander (x1031)

Title
Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association 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, 2020, for a successor agreement, for the new term of January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2024. The Union ratified that tentative agreement on January 5, 2022. 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 three (3) months to negotiate the terms of a successor agreement.

The tentative agreement reached provides increased flexibility in recalling Battalion Chiefs for overtime and clarifies the promotional process and its requirements. The language the parties agreed upon is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Regarding the economic terms, pursuant to the wage spread between Toledo Firefighters' Local 92 and the Toledo Fire Chiefs' Association, the members already received a 4% base pay increase retroactive to January 2021, they will receive another 4% increase in January 2022, and a 4% increase in January 2023. The agreement also provides for a one-time $2,500 lump sum payment to each bargaining unit member employed as of the execution of the agreement, in exchange for the Battalion Chief recall language mentioned above. In addition, the agreement provides for a one-time COVID premium payment amount of $3,500....

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