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Supervisors for NLV firefighters’ union OK wage concessions

A day after the North Las Vegas firefighters' union announced a deal that would see their base pay cut by 5 percent, supervisors from the union voted unanimously today to support the concessions.

The agreement will help save the city of North Las Vegas $2 million as it works to close a $30 million budget deficit, according to a statement released Tuesday by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1607. The move is expected to save 35 jobs that had been targeted for layoffs.

Final approval is still needed from the city council, which will vote on the issue at its Wednesday meeting.

This is the sixth round of concessions the union has made in the past two years. In May, the union voted to forgo pay increases among other concessions, helping to save $4 million.

In a statement, union president Jeff Hurley said the agreement is a "gesture of good faith and willingness to be part of the solution" as the city faces tough financial times.

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