City, firefighters union make no progress in talks


The city and the union representing 15 Havre firefighters ended more than two hours of bargaining Tuesday night without reaching agreement on any of four remaining contract items.

"We're at where we were before, so, you know, the 2 percent raise ... although we appreciate the offer, we're still holding out for 4," Mike Anderson, chair of the negotiation committee of Local 601 of the International Association of Firefighters, told the Havre City Council's Labor Relations Committee after leaving the room for half an hour to discuss the city's counterproposals.

The union's proposal for a 4 per...

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