The IAFF Local 648 represents approximately 254 Firefighters with the Springfield Fire Department (SFD).
The ratified contract covers the period from July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024, and includes a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 2.5% for each year. The contract will now be sent to the City Council for review and vote of approval.
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Human Resources and Labor Relations Director Attorney Bill Mahoney, Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi, Deputy Chief Michael Hess, SFD Chief Financial Officer Erica Floyd, and IAFF Local 648 President Lt. Brian Ward and Union leadership for working together and negotiating a fair and mutually beneficial contract for all parties. I deeply appreciate the continued efforts from our brave and dedicated men and women of our Springfield Fire Department.”
HR and Labor Relations Director Mahoney stated, “The City’s bargaining team congratulates IAFF Local 648 President Lt. Brian Ward, the Union’s bargaining team and the bargaining unit members on the ratification of their Union contract. These contracts benefit our employees of the Springfield Fire Department as well as the citizens of Springfield.”