The Monroe County Airport Firefighters Association — IAFF Local 1636 has unanimously ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Monroe County that sets wages and benefits for all AFA members.
“I am grateful we were able to deliver a new contract for IAFF Local 1636 that recognizes the important work our airport firefighters do to protect the traveling public every day,” said Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo in a statement. “This contract is a fair deal that rewards our airport firefighters for their service while simultaneously protecting local taxpayers. I thank Association President Paul Miller and the members of Local 1636 for their unanimous support.”
The new agreement, which runs through Dec. 31, 2022, guarantees airport firefighters will receive a raise every year, with an average of 1.4 percent annually over the next five years. Airport firefighters also will receive health care coverage under Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield’s BluePoint2 Value 2 Plan.
“After 1,859 days, the officers and members of Local 1636 are happy to announce that our membership unanimously ratified a tentative contract settlement with the County of Monroe tonight,” the Monroe County Airport Firefighters Association wrote on its Facebook page Thursday night. “The deal is still pending approval by the County Legislature and Executive Cheryl Dinolfo but we feel it is a competitive agreement that begins to bring us back in line with other career firefighters in Monroe County.”
The agreement is subject to the approval of the Monroe County Legislature.