The Reedy Creek Improvement District’s Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a contract Wednesday that will end a two-and-a-half-year contract dispute with its emergency workers.
Reedy Creek firefighters approved the contract by a vote of 113 for and 32 against, according to union officials. The five-member Reedy Creek board will vote Wednesday on the contract, which staff has recommended for approval.
Officials with the Reedy Creek Fire & Rescue IAFF Local 2117 said most of the 210 employees covered by the contract would receive pay increases that average 4.7 percent, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. Workers would also receive $5,000 to cover the two and a half years they worked without raises because of the dispute.
The union did not get the district to cover 90 percent of health insurance costs, which was a point of contention. However, the union said it would be involved in selecting an insurance plan.