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LOS ANGELES : City Council OKs 7% Pay Raise for Firefighters

The Los Angeles City Council approved a new labor agreement Tuesday with firefighters and fire captains, who will receive a 7% pay hike over two years and a one-time $500 uniform bonus.

Previously, the council had agreed to grant the same salary increase that police officers will receive. The council later approved a 7% raise for officers this year and next.

Firefighters and fire captains will receive increases of 2% retroactive to July 1, another 2% on Jan. 1, 1.5% next July and another 1.5% on Jan. 1, 1996.

Like police and other city employees, firefighters had worked without a raise for the last two years.

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