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Firefighters’ Pay Up as Benefits Slip

The City Council ratified a four-year contract Tuesday awarding firefighters a 4.5 percent pay raise that nevertheless fails to completely offset the rate increase in their own contributions to retirement benefits. The pact ends nearly a year of contentious negotiations with the...

Police Chip In On Their Own Retirement

For the first time in recent city history, police department employees will contribute to their own retirement in a new contract preliminarily approved by the City Council Tuesday. Under the terms of the agreement, new police department employees will pay 9 percent of their...

Laguna’s Public Safety Unions in Contract Talks

The city’s negotiators outlined a tentative labor agreement with Laguna Beach firefighters and a separate progress report on negotiations with police at a special meeting of Laguna Beach’s City Council on Monday. “We’re getting really close,” said Mayor Toni Iseman after the...