The City of North Las Vegas and the firefighters union have come to a tentative agreement that will save 35 jobs.
The firefighters union announcement the agreement Monday afternoon. It includes a 5 percent reduction in base pay along with cuts in incentives. Under the deal the city agrees to no layoffs from now until January 2012.
"The North Las Vegas Firefighters haven't received a raise since 2008, and this is our sixth round of concessions," said Jeff Hurley, president of North Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1607. "For the City's financial stability, we did this for public safety."
The firefighters union and the city will come back to the bargaining table in January of next year if budget projections show that the city needs to make further budget cuts.