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Police, firefighters approve new contracts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro police officers and firefighters have ratified new contracts.  They now go to city officials for final approval.

Mayor Fischer's office says the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police includes a one percent pay increase for the first year, 2013, and two percent pay raises for each year, 2014-2018.  It calls for current police officers to continue to be offered their specific, specialized health insurance plan; however, new hires will be offered the standard plan that covers most other city employees.

The contracts for both police officers and firefighters also declare that overtime will be paid only after 40 hours are accumulated within a week, a city news release said.

The contract with the International Assn. of Firefighters includes a $1,000 stipend if the department reaches accreditation standards and two percent pay increases for each year, 2015-18. 

We were not able to reach union leaders for comment late Wednesday.

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