Oceanside contract talks crawl forward

OCEANSIDE — Although there was no reportable action following a closed session on contract negotiations between the city and the Oceanside Fire Fighter Association and Oceanside Fire Management Association on July 16, the call for the meeting signals that both sides are still considering compromises. 

The fire associations have been working without a contract since June 30.

Reaching a new agreement with the city has been a lengthy process.

Initial conversations on contact terms began in January.

Negotiation meetings were held in February and March.

Rumor has it that a final agreement may be reached in early August.

Fire Fighter Association and Fire Management Association employees currently pay four percent of their PERS retirement.


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