Paramedics reject contract, will not strike
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Pittsburgh EMS union members decided tonight to reject the City of Pittsburgh's current and final contract offer, but will not strike, officials said.
The Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics, Local 1, membership will continue daily operations, union president Anthony Weinmann said in a press release. They had previously authorized the union's executive board to initiate a strike.
Paramedics have worked without a contract for almost 27 months, he said.
"We trust that Mayor Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Huss will return with us to negotiate in good faith until we can come to a mutually acceptable agreement," Mr. Weinmann said.
Though an agreement could not be met, he said, "Our dedication and loyalty to the sick and injured remain our primary focus."
First Published February 28, 2013 9:02 pm