Central Fire Local 3605 wins fight over retroactive salary pay-back scheme

Central Fire Santa Cruz Firefighter's Local 3605 wins two-year contract fight over Central Fire District's punitive retroactive "salary pay-back" proposal.

A new two-year deal includes COLA raises, career enhancement and additional rescue personnel.

Gone is the district's universally derided plan to force firefighters to not only accept a 7% pay cut, but actually pay back an additional 7% of salary.

The unprecedented and punitive retroactive pay give-back drew national scorn, as working people in and out of the fire service pushed back with a united voice.