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Pittsburgh paramedics turn down contract

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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh paramedics voted “overwhelmingly” Thursday to reject the city's latest contract offer, the union president said.

Anthony Weinmann, president of the approximately 155-member Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics, Local 1, said union members will continue to work without a contract for the time being. The paramedics have been without a contract for nearly 27 months and have authorized the executive board to initiate a strike, he said.

“(Union leaders) will carry our members' dissatisfaction...back to the bargaining table,” said Weinmann, who did not release the union's exact vote. “We trust that Mayor (Luke) Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director (Michael) Huss will return with us to negotiate in good faith until we can come to a mutually acceptable agreement.”

City officials could not be reached for comment.

 

 
 


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