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Ocean City (MD) Paramedics Ink New Union Deal; Return to 24-72 Shift

Ocean City, Maryland, and its firefighter-paramedic union reached a new pact this week that sees no current step increase in salary but returns to a 24-72 shift schedule.

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The Maryland Coast Dispatch reports the deal results in significant savings for the city as it faces uncertainties during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city had previously used the 24-hour model. IAFF members have been working in the hybrid shift rotation, according to the report.

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The deal, a two-year extension of the current contract through June 2024, effectively means it’s a five-year deal. Step increases will be made up on the back end of the contract.