Janesville firefighters, police to pay into pensions
JANESVILLE--The Janesville firefighter and police unions would begin to pay into their pensions under tentative three-year contracts with the city.
Human Resources Director Susan Musick said the unions recognize the city’s “tight budget and economics.”
The firefighters already have ratified their contract with about 90 percent voting in favor. Police are scheduled to vote today.
The city council is scheduled to vote on the contracts at its 7 p.m. meeting today in City Hall, 18 N. Jackson St.
Firefighters and police would pay employee pension contributions of 6.65 percent of their salaries in 2013 and 2014 and up to 7 percent in 2015.
Public employees who are not unionized public safety workers have been paying similar amounts into their pensions since Act 10 was enacted in 2011.
The provision would save the city $1.2 million over three years in firefighter pension costs alone, City Manager Eric Levitt said. The savings from police pensions was not immediately available.
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