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Beaver Dam Common Council approves collective bargaining agreement with on-call firefighters

March 20, 2018 GMT

The Beaver Dam Common Council approved a collective bargaining agreement with the city’s on-call fire fighters at its meeting on Monday night.

The motion passed unanimously 12-0. Council members Robert Ballweg and Kara Nelson were absent.

The agreement will bump up the pay for the on-call firefighers, who work part time and receive a stipend and an hourly wage. Beaver Dam also employs full-time firefighters.

Yearly stipends will increase by 0.5 percent.

A part-timer in their first year will see their yearly stipend rise to $1,791.10. A firefighter in their third year will make $2,139.08. The highest pay grade will be for lieutenants after five years, when they will make $2,831.65.

All employees will receive an hourly pay bump to $15.72 an hour.

The agreement, struck with the Beaver Dam Fire Department Paid On Call Fire Fighters Association, will run retroactively from 2016 to the end of this year.