Concessions imposed on Flint firefighters

Jan 11, 2015

Flint firefighters at work
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

A state emergency loan board approved a modified firefighters contract that Emergency Manager Darnell Early says will save $600,000 in the first year, and $6 million dollars long-term. 

Firefighters had proposed their own concessions, but the State Treasury says those were rejected because they didn't achieve the same cost savings.

The modified contract reduces the city's health, pension and paid time off expenses for firefighters. 

Flint has had an emergency manager since 2011.