EMS Workers Win 10% Raise in Sacramento

EMS professionals here signed a new contract with their employer, First Responders EMS (FREMS) that includes a 10 percent raise over the three-year term.

Besides the 10 percent raise, the new collective bargaining agreement includes a ratification bonus, strong union rights’ provisions and continuing education reimbursement.

EMT and Local 4911 member Joe Manganello said that uniting with AFSCME gave them strength.

"Our employer was tough, but we showed up in solidarity and made it happen," Manganello said. "From day one, our workforce and our elected bargaining team spoke with one voice. We had our differences, but we understood that if we acted in unison, our employer would have no choice but to listen."

Click here to learn more about AFSCME Local 4911.