The last, best and final offer that the City implemented on March 7th includes the following:
- A minimum of an annual 6 percent increase in pay for each union member in the step program.
- Annually pay increases based on the step-plan found in the Expired collective Bargaining Agreement (refer to the Compensation Chart Fiscal Years 2023 – 2025).
- A $1,000 stipend in each fiscal year for every union member.
- Longevity Pay; a new compensation tool geared to retain senior ranking Fire staff. This type of pay will provide senior firefighters and fire captains with 1/8 of one percent of their annual salary for each year of service with the City.
- The City’s holiday pay stipend for City holidays will be maintained.
- An annual uniform stipend of $1,122 that increases by 4 percent each year.
- Increased overtime pay rates for personnel serving in the Acting Captain role.
- Additionally, the City is providing cancer insurance coverage in the Missouri Critical Illness Pool to the fire personnel, which is an additional insurance benefit that is unavailable for other City employees.
All told, the compensation for Fire Fighters over three Fiscal Years (FY 23, FY 24, FY 25) is over 11 million dollars.