Firefighters, city close to an agreement


The Havre firefighters union and the city Tuesday night agreed that the city will pay half a 45 percent increase in health insurance premiums for 15 local firefighters.

They also agreed on the amount of a pay raise for firefighters, but disagreed on whether it should be a one-year, 3 percent raise retroactive to July 1, or a 6 percent, half-year raise beginning on Jan. 1.

The sides agreed to meet again Thursday night for what they expect to be a brief meeting that could complete months of negotiations.

Mike Anderson, chair of the union's negotiation committee, said he will take the city's l...

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