Boston EMS receives pay raise

The 15 percent raise comes as part of an agreement between the union and the city after being without a contract since 2011

By Johnson O'Ryan
The Boston Herald 

BOSTON — Boston EMS agreed to a contract with City Hall last night that will give EMTs and paramedics a 15 percent raise over six years at a cost of $11.8 million, officials said.

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association EMS Division ratified the deal - which is backdated to 2011 and covers EMS workers until 2017 - by a vote of 198 to 20, union president James Orsino said.

'We have always believed that the services we provide to the citizens of the city to be the most important element of any agreement,' Orsino said. 'The overwhelming vote of support in favor of this agreement reinforces that priority and shows that Mayor Walsh shares that vision.'

Read full story: New Contract Gives Raise to Boston Paramedics and EMTs

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