Pittsburgh paramedics to vote Friday on proposed contract
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Pittsburgh paramedics, who have been working without a contract since December 2010, will vote Friday on a contract proposal.
If the medics reject the officer, union leadership will have the authorization to call a strike, Anthony Weinmann, president of Local 1 of the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics, said. That does not necessarily mean that a strike will occur, Mr. Weinmann said.
Though Mr. Weinmann would not comment on the proposal, negotiations have involved the possibility of shifting some rescue work -- traditionally the duty of paramedics -- to the larger fire bureau. In fact, the city's amended financial recovery plan, adopted about three years ago, directs the city to build "rescue capacity" in the fire bureau.
First Published October 4, 2012 6:29 pm