Buffalo firefighters voted Thursday in favor of a proposed new contract worked out with City Hall officials last week. Under a confidentiality agreement signed by officials of firefighters Local Union 282, no details of the new contract will be disclosed until the Common Council votes on it.
Union President Dan Cunningham said 90 percent of the local’s more than 700 members voted on the proposal.
“The men and woman of Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282, International Association of Fire Fighters, voted in favor of the tentative collective bargaining agreement reached last week by Local 282’s negotiating committee and the City of Buffalo,” Cunningham said.
“Once the Buffalo Common Council approves this agreement, we will have a more detailed statement,” he said.
Cunningham added, however, that there are still “many, many issues” that could spark further court action by the labor union against the city government.