Jackson Firefighters Union agrees on new contract

Posted at 8:41 AM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 08:41:55-04

After a special city council meeting Thursday night the city of Jackson and the Summit Jackson Professional Firefighters' Union have agreed on a new contract.

The new contract will increase firefighters' wages, make changes to health insurance plans, and reform pensions.

The safer grant did not come up at the meeting.

The nearly $1.7 million grant would allow the city to hire nine new firefighters.

The city said it would not accept it if the union did not agree on a contract by this past Sunday.

However, city manager Patrick Burch says the grant isn't off the table just yet.