Firefighters union votes to accept city of Houston's proposal

HOUSTON By a vote of 1,560 to 1,391, union members approved a three-year deal, which calls for a two-year pay freeze and one percent raise in the third year of the contract. In exchange, the city agreed not to lay off any firefighters.

The deal was tentatively agreed to back in May. The city and the firefighters union negotiated to try to save the jobs of more than 200 firefighters who were in danger of being laid off because of the city's budget crunch.

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