Pittsburgh paramedics turn down contract
By The Tribune-Review
Published: 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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- RiverQuest short of money, looks for a partner
- Chocolate prices expected to soar as ingredients grow more expensive
- Pirates trade for Mets first baseman Davis
- ‘We Are FR’ fund going strong
- Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
- Police say Latrobe woman bought gun for boyfriend, who shot neighbor
- Holtgraver holds on to win Lernerville opener
- Alvarez struggles as Pirates fall short against Brewers
- Squeezed by competition, Chobani to expand offerings
- Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
- Chrysler’s Easter eggs fun for vehicle owners