Contract Between
Kearny-Hudson
- and -
FMBA Loc 18
* * *
07/01/2001 thru 06/30/2007


CategoryMunicipal
UnitFirefighters

Contract Text Below






AGREEMENT

BETWEEN


TOWN OF KEARNY


AND


FIREMEN’S MUTUAL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

LOCAL #18




JULY 1, 2001 through JUNE 30, 2007










INDEX

ARTICLE PAGE

PREAMBLE 1
I RECOGNITION AND SCOPE OF AGREEMENT 2
II COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCEDURE 3
III CONDUCTING FMBA BUSINESS ON TOWN TIME 4
IV MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 6
V DISCRIMINATION AND COERCION 7
VI SECURITY 8
VII WAGES 10
VII INSURANCE PROGRAMS 14
IX CLOTHING ALLOWANCE 16
X HOLIDAYS 17
XI OVERTIME 19
XII HOURS 22
XIII EDUCATION 24
XIV LEAVES OF ABSENCE 25
XV VACATIONS 29
XVI SICK LEAVE 31
XVII MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS 37
XVIII BULLETIN BOARDS 38
XIX LIABILITY INSURANCE 39
XX PENSIONS 40
XXI GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 41
XXII ARBITRATION 43
XXIII SAVINGS CLAUSE 45
XXIV WAIVERS 46
XXV REOPENER 47
XXVI MEDICAL TREATMENT 48
XXVII LONGEVITY 49
XXVIII ACTING CAPACITY 50
XXIX MUTUAL AID 51
XXX SAFETY 52
XXXI RETROACTIVITY 53
XXXII POLICY DETERMINATIONS 54
XXXIII DIRECTIVES 56



FMBA _____ 2 Town _____
PREAMBLE


THIS GENERAL AGREEMENT, made and entered into as of July 1, 2001, by and between the TOWN OF KEARNY, a municipality in the County of Hudson, state of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the “TOWN” and the FIREMEN’S MUTUAL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, LOCAL NO. 18, a corporation of the State of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the “FMBA”.
Whereas, the Town and the FMBA have agreed to the contents of the within Agreement,
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and the mutual agreements herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:











ARTICLE I
RECOGNITION AND SCOPE OF AGREEMENT

1. The Town hereby recognizes the FMBA as the exclusive representative of all employees in the bargaining unit as defined in Article I, Section 2 herein, for the purpose of collective bargaining and all activities and processes relative thereto.
2. The bargaining unit shall consist of all sworn employees or members of the Fire Department of the Town of Kearny, New Jersey (now employed or hereafter employed, except the Fire Chief, Deputy Chiefs and Captains).
3. This Agreement shall govern all wages, hours, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment hereinafter set forth.
4. This Agreement shall be binding upon all parties hereto, their successors, administrators, executors and assigns.
5. This Agreement shall be effective July 1, 2001 and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2007 and thereafter unless terminated by sixty (60) days prior written notice given by either party to the other, expressly stating its intention to terminate this Agreement, in which case it shall be terminated 60 days following the receipt of such notice.
6. At least one hundred twenty (120) days and no later than ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of this Agreement, the parties hereto agree to commence negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement in accordance with the Interest Arbitration Reform Act of 1996.


ARTICLE II
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCEDURE

1. Collective bargaining procedure as to wages, hours, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment shall be conducted by the duly authorized bargaining agent of each of the parties. Unless otherwise designated in writing, the Town Administrator of the Town and the President of the FMBA shall be designated as bargaining agents. Additional representatives of each party may participate in a collective bargaining meeting.
2. Collective bargaining meetings shall be held at times and place mutually convenient at the request of either the Town or the FMBA.
3. The Town shall not enter into any Agreement with employees which in any way conflicts with the terms of this contract, and it shall recognize only an official representative of the FMBA as a bargaining agent.










ARTICLE III
CONDUCTING FMBA BUSINESS ON TOWN TIME

1. The Chief of the Fire Department shall permit members of the FMBA grievance committee (not to exceed 3) and the members of the FMBA negotiating Committee (not to exceed the number of the Town negotiating committee) permission to attend meetings of said committees during the duty hours of the members without loss of pay, provided said meetings shall not diminish the effectiveness of the Fire Department or require the recall of off-duty firemen to bring the Department to its proper effectiveness subject to the provisions of Section 4 hereafter.
2. The Chief of the Fire Department shall permit the FMBA grievance committee of the FMBA negotiation committee to utilize Fire Department facilities provided the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department is not in any way diminished.
3. The employer shall grant time off without loss of pay to the President of the FMBA and the legislative delegate to the New Jersey State FMBA or their designees, to conduct FMBA business and to attend State FMBA functions which require their attendance. The employer further agrees that said officials shall be granted time off without loss of pay to attend, in an official capacity as representatives of the Kearny FMBA Local No. 18, funerals for any member of the Kearny Fire Department who dies while in active service and other firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty. Nothing herein shall prevent the Fire Chief from allowing said time off in his discretion for attendance at funeral of retired members of the Kearny Fire Department.
4. For four (4) collective bargaining meetings, a maximum of three (3) employees shall be excused from their work assignments, if required, with pay. Thereafter, all employees participating in collective bargaining shall do so without pay when excused from their work assignments. The above is interpreted to mean twelve (12) man meetings may be excused from their work assignments.
5. The FMBA President and/or his authorized representatives on their off-duty hours shall be permitted access to all locations where fire department business is being conducted by employees who are members of the FMBA bargaining unit to ensure compliance with the terms of this Agreement provided such access does not unreasonably interfere with fire department operations.
6. The President of the FMBA shall have such time off, with pay, as is necessary to conduct FMBA business.
7. The FMBA president and Grievance Chairman shall be permitted to attend all PERC unfair practice conferences and hearings.









ARTICLE IV
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

1. The Town maintains the exclusive right, to direct the work force except as such right is relinquished, modified or abridged by or is in conflict with the Agreement. This right shall include, but shall not be limited to, the right to: (a) direct the employees; (b) hire, promote, transfer and assign; (c) suspend, demote, discharge or take other disciplinary action; (d) take any action necessary in order to maintain the efficiency of the Fire Department; and determine the methods, means, manner and personnel by which services shall be rendered.
2. The right to make reasonable rules and regulations shall be considered an acknowledged function of the Town except as such right is relinquished, modified or abridged by or is in conflict with the Agreement.











ARTICLE V
DISCRIMINATION AND COERCION

There shall be no discrimination, interference or coercion by the Town or any of its agents against the employees represented by the FMBA because of membership or activity in the FMBA. The FMBA shall not intimidate or coerce employees into membership. Neither the Town nor the FMBA shall discriminate against any employee because of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.















ARTICLE VI
SECURITY

1. Insofar as permitted by law, the Town agrees to deduct from the pay of all employees of the Fire Department initiation fees, dues and assessments as required by the FMBA By-Laws and other FMBA rules and regulations duly enacted. All such deductions shall be paid to the properly designated FMBA official monthly on a regular recurring basis.
2. Any permanent employee in the bargaining unit on the effective date of this agreement who does not join the Union within thirty (30) days thereafter, any new permanent employee who does not join within thirty (30) days of initial employment within the unit, and any permanent employee previously employed within the unit who does not join within ten (10) days of re-entry into employment with the unit shall, as a condition of employment, pay a representation fee to the Union by automatic payroll deduction. The representation fee shall be in an amount equal to eighty-five (85%) of the regular Union membership dues, fees and assessments and does not include any amount of dues and assessments that are expended or exceed the maximum statutory rate whichever is less: (a) for partisan, political or ideological activities or causes that are only incidentally related to terms and conditions of employment, or (b) applied toward the cost of benefits available only to members of the majority representative. The Union’s entitlement to the representation fee shall continue beyond the termination date of this Agreement so long as the Union remains the majority representative of the employees in the unit, provided that no modification is made in this provision by a successor agreement between the union and the employer.
3. The Union agrees that it will indemnify and save harmless the Town against any and all actions, claims, demands, losses or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) in any
matter resulting from action taken by the Town at the request of the Union under this Article.

ARTICLE VII
WAGES

TITLE JULY 1, 2001 JULY 1, 2002
Chief Inspector of Combustibles $ 80,156 $ 82,361
Mechanic & Lineman 74,065 76,102
Inspector of Combustibles 69,883 71,805

FIREFIGHTER
Step 1 33,952 34,885
Step 2 47,320 48,622
Step 3 50,564 51,955
Step 4 55,499 57,026
Step 5 59,583 61,221



TITLE JULY 1, 2003 JULY 1, 2004

Chief Inspector of Combustibles $100,046 $103,848
Mechanic & Lineman 92,060 95,558
Inspector of Combustibles 87,260 90,555

FIREFIGHTER
Academy $25,000 $25,375
Probationary 31,000 31,465
Step 1 39,926 40,525
Step 2 53,868 54,676
Step 3 57,251 58,110
Step 4 62,398 63,334
Step 5 66,657 67,656
Step 6 69,079 70,634
Step 7 71,009 72,607
Step 8 74,558 77,392




TITLE JULY 1, 2005 JULY 1, 2006
Chief Inspector of Combustibles $107,794 $ 111,890
Mechanic & Lineman 99,190 102,959
Inspector of Combustibles 93,996 97,568

FIREFIGHTER
Academy 25,629 25,629
Probationary 31,780 31,780
Step 1 40,930 40,930
Step 2 55,223 55,223
Step 3 58,691 58,691
Step 4 63,967 63,967
Step 5 68,333 68,333
Step 6 70,634 70,634
Step 7 72,607 72,607
Step 8 80,333 83,385



2. Wages shall be paid bi-weekly.

3. Upon promotion to a superior officer’s rank, a firefighter shall be compensated at a step level that is not less than the total compensation he/she received in the lower rank, taking into account the factors of base salary, longevity and holiday pay in the Superior Officer contract.

4. A member shall remain in the Academy salary until that member successfully graduates the Academy.

5. A member shall be in the probationary salary for 52 weeks following successful completion of the Academy. Upon successfully completing the KFD probationary period the member shall be placed in the 1st step the next pay period.

6. All step increases shall be effective July 1, 2003.

7. Members shall receive their salaries as outlined in the attached salary schedule.









2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
Name
Wages
Wages
Wages
Wages
Wages
Wages
Kauffman, Sr. Chief Ins
$80,156
$82,361
$100,046
$103,848
$107,794
$111,890
Fucetola, Inspector
$69,883
$71,805
$87,240
$90,555
$93,996
$97,568
Drofiak, Lineman
$74,065
$76,102
$92,060
$95,558
$99,190
$102,959
Irwin, Mechanic
$74,065
$76,102
$92,060
$95,558
$99,190
$102,959
Iannello. Mechanic
$74,065
$76,102
$92,060
$95,558
$99,190
$102,959
Smart
$59,583
$61.221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Stokes
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Grusenski
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Tilley
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77.392
$80,333
$83,385
Baillie
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Flanagan
$59,583
$61.221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Smith
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Kerr
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
White
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Abbondante
$59,583
$61.221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Carey, Jm
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Carey, Jn
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Coppola
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Felle
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Kleinatland. Inspector
$69,883
$71,805
$87,240
$90,555
$93,996
$97,568
Livolsi
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
McKenzie
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Pettigrew
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Schappert, M
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Bloomer
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Durnian
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Logan
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
MacConchie
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
McCurry
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
McGrady
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Murray
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Williams
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Harris
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Richardson
$59,583
$61.221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Rykowski
$59,583
$61.221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Atwell
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Byrnes
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Calabro
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Dwyer
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Karlok
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Kaufman
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
NAME
WAGES
WAGES
WAGES
WAGES
WAGES
WAGES
MacArthur
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Nardone
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Taylor
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Donovan
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Fearon
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Kaywork
$59,583
$61,221
$74,558
$77,392
$80,333
$83,385
Boyle
$59,583
$61,221
$71,009
$72,607
$80,333
$83,385
Coulson
$59,583
$61,221
$71,009
$72,607
$80,333
$83,385
Huhn
$59,583
$61,221
$71,009
$72,607
$80,333
$83,385
Myers
$59,583
$61,221
$71,009
$72,607
$80,333
$83,385
Tortorello
$59,583
$61,221
$71,009
$72,607
$80,333
$83,385
McDermott
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Agnew
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
DeGiovanni
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Girdwood
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Colon
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Hyde
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Mastandrea
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
McCabe
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
O'Donnell
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Russell
$50,564
$57,026
$66,657
$67,656
$70,634
$72,607
Bulger
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
DaSilva
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
Kauffinan, Jr.
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
Richard
$47,320-
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
Schappert, L
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
Solano
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
Szymanski
$47,320
$51,955
$62,398
$63,334
$68,333
$70,634
ARTICLE VIII

INSURANCE PROGRAMS


1. The Town agrees to provide, at no cost to the employees, full Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage, hospitalization by New Jersey State Health Benefits, including Rider “J” for all employees and their dependents as defined under the respective policies of insurance. The Town also agrees to provide major medical insurance to all employees and their dependents.
2. The employer further agrees to provide at no cost to all retired employees who have been, prior to retirement, employees covered by this Agreement, and to their spouses and dependents, Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage as above, as provided in Chapter III of Public Laws of 1973 et seq.
3. Effective January 1, 2004, all active members shall be included in the town-wide Dental Plan #3090, $2,000 annual benefit.
4. Effective January 1, 1998, the employer shall provide for all active and retired employees, their spouses and dependents, a prescription plan to be paid by the employer subject to a co-payment of one ($1) dollar for generic prescription and five ($5) dollars for name brand prescriptions.
5. Life Insurance. The Town agrees to provide, at no expense to the employees, a Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollar life insurance policy for all employees covered by this Agreement.
6. The Town agrees to provide to all employees who retired on or after January 1, 1999, a Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollar life insurance policy. All employees who retired between January 1, 1979 and December 31, 1998 shall receive a Three Thousand ($3,000.00) Dollar life insurance policy. All employees who retired prior to January 1, 1979 shall continue to receive a One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollar life insurance policy. The Town shall provide these retirees life insurance policies at no cost to the retirees.

ARTICLE IX
CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

1. Each employee shall be entitled to a clothing allowance in the amount of Five Hundred Twenty-five ($525.00) Dollars. Said allowance shall be paid the first Friday in May. In the event of retirement or death, the employee or his estate shall receive pro-rated clothing allowance pay for the year. Notwithstanding, a newly appointed employee shall receive the full allowance for the year in which he is appointed. Clothing allowance for the period from July 1, 2003 through January 31, 2004 shall be pro-rated. Each member shall receive $306.25.
2. Effective January 1, 2004, the Town of Kearny will provide newly appointed members the following items: blauer jacket, turnout coat and pants, helmet, hood, stationwear and dress cap. Upon completion of the Kearny Fire Department’s probationary period, a new recruit will be issued one (1) dress uniform by the Town that the member shall maintain. The Town will provide the fireman with a direct exchange program to replace worn stationwear and turnout gear. The Town will bare the full cost of any future changes. Should any part of the uniform become unserviceable, the Town shall replace such items as outlined above. The members shall not receive any monetary compensation as an allowance.
3. Effective February 1, 2004 Article IX Section 1. Shall be removed from this agreement.


ARTICLE X
HOLIDAYS

1. The parties agree that the following shall be recognized as paid holidays under this Agreement:
New Year’s Day (Jan.1) July 4 (Independence Day)
Martin Luther King Day (Jan 15) Labor Day
Easter Sunday Memorial Day (May 30)
Veteran’s Day (Nov 11) Thanksgiving Day
Election Day Christmas Day (December 25)
Good Friday Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12)
Columbus Day (Oct 12) Washington’s Birthday (Feb 22)

2. It is recognized by both parties that employees of the Fire Department may not by reason of department business, enjoy the aforesaid holidays on those dates. Therefore, in lieu of the holiday itself, such employee will receive a full day’s pay. A full day’s pay for the holiday shall be at the rate of twelve (12) hours’ pay for the day. In the event that an employee must work on a holiday in accordance with the fire Department’s existing work schedule, he shall receive additional compensation for such duty performed at the time and one-half (1 x) rate of all hours worked on the holiday. In the event that an employee is recalled to duty on a holiday, he shall receive compensation for such duty performed at time and one half (1 x) for all hours worked on the holiday. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in no event shall an employee recalled to duty to work on a holiday receive more than time and one half (1 x) for all hours worked on the holiday. In the event any of the aforesaid allowed holidays falls on a non-duty day, said holidays shall be deemed to have fallen on a regular working day.
3. In the event of death or retirement, the employee or his estate shall receive his earned holiday pay.
4. Holiday pay will be paid as follows: The Town will make all deductions from holiday pay as if the payment was in the employee’s regular pay; however, the Town will pay the net amount due each employee in two (2) separate payments as follows: (1.) Seven (7) holidays on the first pay day in June and (2.) Seven (7) holidays on the first payday in December.

5. Effective July 1, 2003, Article X – Holidays is removed from this agreement.









ARTICLE XI
OVERTIME

1. Call out Pay
When an employee is called to duty during his off duty time or when an on-duty employee is required to remain beyond his normal tour of duty, such employee shall be compensated for such duty performed for the Town at the time and one half rate for all hours worked beyond his regular schedule subject to the limitation of Paragraphs (a) and (b) hereafter
a. In the event the employee is recalled to duty, including time for any court or investigative appearance as a result of the employment, the employee shall be entitled to a minimum of four (4) hours overtime.
b. In the event the employee is continued on duty beyond his normal tour of duty, the employee shall be entitled to overtime compensation for a full hour for any portion of an hour at the prevailing overtime rate.
c. All overtime shall be paid on a bi-weekly basis and the hourly overtime rate is determined by dividing the annual salary by 2080 hours.
d. A list will be posted in each firehouse by the Chief, or his designee(s) indicating the amount of overtime worked by each employee during the previous quarter, as well as their year-to-date total. These lists will be posted four (4) times per year (during the months of January, April, July and October). Effective the first of the month following signing of this Agreement the overtime procedure will be modified to establish a rotating departmental list for distribution of overtime opportunities, except that the dispatcher positions shall continue to have a separate overtime procedure from that departmental list. The dispatcher overtime procedure that is in effect as of the 5/5/04 date of signing the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement shall be maintained.
2. Wash-up Time
(a) The Town will allow members of the FMBA a wash up time of thirty (30) minutes, to be allowed only at the end of the tour of duty. Wash up time shall be allowed only after an actual alarm of fire, including false alarms and EMS service, and shall be allowed only when members return to a fire station within thirty (30) minutes of the end of their tour. For the
purposes of determining when members return to the fire station, the return time shall be established as after the apparatus is re-commissioned and hose repacked.
(b) Effective February 1, 2004, Article XI, Section 2, Wash Up Time shall be removed from this agreement.
3. Line Up Pay
a. All employees of the Department are presumed to stand roll call at the beginning of their tour necessitating arrival earlier than the actual time of commencement of their tour. Thus, all employees will be compensated by the payment of line-up pay in the amount of Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00) Dollars per year for the term of this contract.
b. Line-Up Pay shall be paid by the third payday in August, if practicable.
c. Line-Up Pay for the period from July 1, 2003 through January 31, 2004 shall be pro-rated. Each member shall return One Hundred and Forty-five ($145.00) dollars.
d. Effective February 1, 2004, Article XI, Section 3, Line Up Time pay shall be removed from this agreement.
4. Shift Differential
a. All employees covered by this agreement whose normal tour of duty requires them to work from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. shall receive a night differential pay amounting to Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars per year for the term of this contract. This benefit shall be paid on the third payday in March, if practicable.
b. Shift differential for the period from July 1, 2003 through January 31, 2004 shall be pro-rated. Each member shall receive One Hundred and Forty-six ($146.00) dollars.
c. Effective February 1, 2004, Article XI, Section 4, Shift Differential shall be removed from this agreement.










ARTICLE XII
HOURS

1. The hours of employment shall be pursuant to the provisions of an Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance establishing a Schedule of actual Duty for the Uniformed Members of the Paid Fire Department of the Town of Kearny”, adopted February 22, 1961, the amendments and supplements to date thereto, which Ordinance is made part of this Agreement as attached hereto, in which the hours of employment shall be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. This tour of duty is commonly known as the 24 hours on duty and 72 hours off duty. The Town shall implement the 24-hour on duty schedule on or about January 31, 2004.
2. The tours of duty as constituted by the Town results in an eight (8) week work cycle with an average workweek of forty-two (42) hours per member.
3. The two (2) mechanics shall work a schedule of four (4) days per week, ten (10) hours per day, with the schedule of days to be determined by the Chief.
4. Members of the oncoming tour of duty shall be allowed to relieve another member of the tour going off duty up to one (1) hour in advance of the end of the workday. FMBA members will advise the tour Captains of the earlier relief and appropriate entries will be made. The intent of early relief is to offer a convenience to the members on an occasional basis rather than on an every day basis.
5. Probationary firemen shall not work more than forty-two (42) hours per week without compensation as per this Agreement.
6. All employees, except those employees addressed in Section 7 below, covered by this Agreement shall be entitled to get another firefighter to “cover” (work) their shift. Members will be permitted to exchange their scheduled work shift with another employee a maximum of 15 times per year. “Covers” will not be allowed for more than 48 hours in one month. Requests for additional covers must be in writing to the Chief of the Department who will make a determination on the request.
7. Probationary firefighters shall not be eligible for covers until forty-five (45) days after completion of their fire academy training.
8. Employees may exchange duty times subject to the approval of the Chief of the Fire Department provided the efficiency of the Department is not diminished.










ARTICLE XIII
EDUCATION

1. The employer agrees to pay the cost of education benefits for education courses taken by employees which constitute a benefit to and which are directly related to his employment activities, subject, however, to the following limitations.
a. Courses taken must be at an accredited college or university.
b. Payment will be made to maximum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per credit.
c. Payment for the cost of books shall not exceed Forty ($40.00) dollars per year.
d. Payment shall be made in the form of reimbursement to the employee at the rate of fifty (50%) percent per year of said reimbursable costs as herein above defined.
e. The employer shall deduct from said reimbursable costs any federal grant in aid funds that may have been received by the employee but federal grant in aid funds shall not include veteran’s benefits.
f. Vouchers showing receipted payment of all books and credits taken must be submitted before any payment shall be made.
2. Seminars on arson and fire prevention will be made available to the members of the Bureau of Combustibles and paid for by the Town, subject to the approval of the Chief.


ARTICLE XIV
LEAVES OF ABSENCE

1. Leaves of Absence may be granted by the Town pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 38:23-1 et seq. And 40A:9-158 for military service, sick and disability leave, and for other reasons as permitted by law. All leave including but not limited to, vacation, sick, personal and holiday shall be on a day for day basis.
2. The Chief of the Fire Department subject to the consent of the governing body may authorize special leaves of absence not to exceed six (6) calendar months in any one (1) year without pay for urgent personal business requiring the employees attention for an extended time.
3. Bereavement Leave
(a.) The Town will permit employees bereavement leave with pay, not to exceed four (4) calendar days, commencing with the next scheduled duty date from the date of death, for the employee to attend to arrangements for funerals of spouses, children, parents, brothers or sisters, mothers-in-law or fathers-in-law, daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, grandparents or grandchildren, or any other member of the employee’s household. In the event that it is necessary for an employee to take bereavement leave in accordance with this contract, during his vacation period, the allowable bereavement leave will be given and charged before the vacation leave is charged against the employee. The employee shall advise the Town of the number of bereavement days that he desires to be charged to him and in reduction of his allowable vacation time.
(b) When bereavement leaves occur during a vacation period, all employees will be entitled to the same leave as he would have been entitled to if he were working his normal tour of duty. In accordance with the above, if an employee elects to take his earned bereavement days at a later date, no request shall be considered more than two (2) weeks in advance of the selected date and shall not be approved if a recall is required for that date. However, once approval has been granted, the employee shall not be denied the day off. It is the intention of both parties to have the days taken within twelve months of the bereavement leave. By notifying his tour Deputy Chief, the employee may add the earned number of bereavement days to his current vacation or he may choose to take the earned bereavement days at a later date.
4. Family Leave
Effective February 1, 2004, members working the 24 hour shift shall be granted leave without the loss of pay up to a maximum period of two (2) working days and staff members shall be granted leave without the loss of pay up to a maximum of five (5) working days in cases where a member of the employee’s household is seriously ill or has given birth to a child, provided the employee has no unused vacation time remaining during the calendar year in which the illness or birth occurs, in which case the employee shall be required to utilize remaining vacation allowance first
5. Personal Leave
Effective February 1, 2004, members working the 24-hour shift are entitled to one personal day per calendar year. Employees on the 24-hour shift may split the one-day into two blocks that must be used between 0800 hrs – 2000 hrs or 2000 hrs – 0800 hrs. All other members are entitled to 2 personal days per calendar year. A Personal day will be granted with at least 8 hours notice. Effective January 1, 2004, personal days which are not used during the course of the calendar year will be eliminated and there will be no payment for any such unused personal days.
Any member of the bargaining unit who has unused personal leave from the calendar year 2003, will be permitted to use said time without restraint, except for notification requirements, within the first three months of calendar year 2004, ending March 31, 2004.
Use of their personal leave during this period shall be on the basis of twelve (12) hours constituting one personal leave day.
6. Terminal Leave
Each member covered by this agreement shall be entitled to and granted terminal leave. Each member may choose the following options. Members working the 24-hour shift may take 22.5 working days with pay for the purpose of early retirement or the member shall receive 1/91st of their salary for the 22.5 days. Members working the 4 days per week schedule may take 45 working days with pay for the purpose of early retirement or the member shall receive 1/208th of their salary for the 45 days. Members working the 5 days per week schedule may take 45 working days with pay for the purpose of early retirement or the member shall receive 1/260th of their salary for the 45 days.
7. Disability Leave
(a) The Town agrees to pay employees at their regular rate of pay during periods of disability due to illness, injury or recuperation therefrom for a maximum period of one (1) year from date of such disability, provided such employee is incapable of performing his duties as a fireman and that such disability is established by a competent physician.
(b) The Town retains the right to extend this period of payment for disability due to illness or injury beyond one (1) year at its discretion.
(c) The Town may require at any time during the period of such extended disability, as described in Section (b) above, that the employee be examined by a physician selected and paid for by the Town for such purpose.
(d) In the event a disagreement arises with respect to the existence or extent of the disability, such issue shall be determined by a physician agreed to by and between both of the parties to this Agreement, i.e., the Employer and the FMBA.
(e) If at any time a doctor’s certificate is requested by the Chief for any reason, the Town will pay for such certificate.
(f) Any member of the FMBA receiving a resolution of commendation passed by the Mayor and Council shall be given one (1) day off with pay.











ARTICLE XV
VACATIONS

1. All employees covered by the Agreement shall receive working days vacation with pay annually following this schedule: Members working the 24 hour shift after three (3) years of service, shall receive 8 vacation days. Members working the 5/2 (8 hours) shall receive 25 days vacation. Members working the 4/3 (10 hours) shall receive 20 days vacation.
2. To the extent permitted by law, employees covered by this Agreement who work the 24 hours shift shall receive vacation leave as follows:
(a) During the first calendar year of service, a firefighter shall receive two (2) workdays vacation
(b) During the second calendar year of service, a firefighter shall receive two (2) workdays vacation.
(c) During the third calendar year of service, a firefighter shall receive four (4) workdays vacation.
(d) After completion of the third year of service, a firefighter shall receive the full annual vacation allowance – eight (8) days.
(e) Each member of the FMBA working the 24-hour shift shall receive one (1) additional vacation day for every 10 years of service. All staff members shall receive one (1) additional vacation day for every 5 years of service.
3. Seniority within the group shall be the basis for determining preference of vacation days. Vacation schedule shall be set with the approval of the Chief.
4. In the event that an employee is reinstated after a resignation, his time out of the Town’s employ shall be deducted in computing his vacation eligibility and his seniority. An employee must work for a minimum of five (5) months consecutively upon returning from an extended voluntary leave of absence or resignation before he will be permitted to take his vacation.
5. In the event of retirement or death, the employee or his estate shall receive his earned vacation pay.
6. Payment of unused vacation time upon retirement:
a. Members working the 24-hour shift shall receive 1/91st of their salary for all unused vacation days.
b. Members working the 4 days per week schedule shall receive 1/208th of their salary for all unused vacation days.
c. Members working the 5 days per week schedule shall receive 1/260th of their salary for all unused vacation days.
7. Only two (2) members working the 24-hour shift are allowed on vacation per tour. When the number of firefighters exceeds sixty-nine (69), three firefighters will be allowed on vacation. Delegates authorized by Statute for convention leave are exempt from this limitation.


ARTICLE XVI
SICK LEAVE

1. (a) Sick leave is hereby defined to mean a leave of absence with pay from post or duty by an employee due to illness, injury, accident, and/or exposure to contagious disease that is not job related, or attendance upon a member of employees’ immediate family being seriously ill or injured and requiring the care and attendance of such employee. See N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.3 (g) – Sick leave may be used by employees who are unable to work because of:
          1. Personal illness or injury (see N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.21B for Federal family and medical leave);
          2. Exposure to contagious disease (see N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.21B for Federal family and medical leave);
          3. Care, for a reasonable period of time, of a seriously ill member of the employee’s immediate family (see N.J.A.C. 4A:1-1.3 for definition of immediate family, see N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.21A for family leave under State law and see N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.21B for Federal family and medical leave).
      b. Subject to certain rules and regulations as set forth herein, an employee shall have up to 1 year of sick leave consistent with N.J.S.A. 40A-14-16. For purposes of record keeping and use in determining military leave entitlement, employees working the 5 day or 4 day work schedule will be charged one (1) sick day for every sick day they are out, and employees working the 24 hour shift will be charged two (2) sick days for every 24 hour shift they are out.
      c. An employee absent on sick leave shall report their intended absence at least two (2) hours prior to their shift, except where emergent circumstances prevent the employee from doing so. In those instances, the employee shall report his absence as promptly as possible.
      d. The Town may require an employee to produce a physician’s certificate as proof of illness or the need for his/her attendance upon a member of their immediate family, and for sick leave taken under the following conditions:
          1. Leave taken the day immediately prior to or immediately after other authorized leave;
          2. Three (3) consecutive days of absence for non twenty-four (24) hour employees and two (2) consecutive days of absence for twenty-four (24) hour employees under the definition set down in subsection (a);
          3. After five (5) sick leave occurrences in a rolling twelve month period for non twenty-four (24) hour employees and four (4) sick leave occurrences for twenty-four (24) hour employees, where an occurrence is defined as a continuous leave of absence resulting from an incident or occasion which resulted in illness, injury, accident, and/or exposure to contagious disease;
          4. The Fire Chief, Town Administrator or designee may require an employee to be examined by a physician of the governing body’s choice at its own expense to verify the fact of an employee’s illness. The failure of an employee to report for such an examination may result in progressive disciplinary action;
          5. Should the Town determine an employee has established patterns of abusive or excessive sick leave, the Town shall first provide an oral or written warning to the employee and, thereafter, if the pattern continues the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The FMBA President or his designee shall be copied with all such warnings or disciplinary notices.
          6. If said sick leave was in excess of twenty (20) calendar days, (beginning with the date of the initial sick call) the Town may require the employee to provide a physician’s verification of an employee’s fitness to return to full duty that must relate solely to the illness, injury, accident and/or exposure that lead to the sick leave.
      e. In the event the Town’s designated physician and the employee’s physician differ on the employee’s ability to come back to work, the employee will return to work in a limited capacity if the injury resulted from an on-duty occurrence and the matter may be submitted to a third physician that the parties mutually select. The decision of the third physician shall be binding upon both parties. The cost of the physician shall be split.
2. a. Sick Leave Verification
When an employee calls out on sick leave,
          1. The employee shall be required to notify the Town, Fire Chief or designee of their place of confinement and provide a phone number where they can be reached at that location. The Employer shall be permitted to contact employees via telephone during their regularly scheduled shifts to verify their confinement which right shall be exercised reasonably. The Employer may not contact the employee during hours when the employee is not regularly scheduled to work for verification of confinement. Every employee shall be required to have an answering machine at their expense so that the Employer may call to request a return call. If the employee was unable to accept the Employer’s call, he/she must return that call within three (3) hours. The Employee will also be then subject to another verification call.
          2. The Employer shall be permitted to visit the home of an employee or make additional phone calls to confirm his/her confinement during the employee’s regularly scheduled hours of work, provided the Employer has an articulated suspicion (e.g. sounds like a party in the background when a call is made or the phone is not a land line) or the employee has not called back from their place of confinement within the allotted time. Should the employee not respond to the personal visit the Employer has the right to revisit the employee at any time.
          3. Failure of the employee to provide the Employer with his/her place of confinement and with a valid telephone number or failure of the Employer to be able to verify that the employee is at his/her place of confinement, may result in the Town taking appropriate action which may include determining the time is unapproved leave and no sick leave payments shall be made.

3. On-The-Job Illness/Injury:
      a. Whenever employees, subject to this Agreement, are incapacitated for duty because of an illness, injury, accident, and/or exposure to contagious disease in the performance of their duty, they shall be entitled to leave of absence with pay if the prognosis of the Town physician is that the employee is likely to return to regular duty within a calendar year.
      b. Should the prognosis from the employee’s physician be different from the Town’s physician, the parties agree to the procedure under subsection (e) of Sick Leave. Any temporary disability insurance or workers’ compensation payments shall be credited toward the full pay of the employee. No employee shall receive more than the pay they would normally receive if they were working.
      c. Should the Town implement a “light duty” or “alternate duty” policy, an employee on injured status may be required to perform a job function within this bargaining unit as defined in this contract and on their scheduled work shift, subject to the limitations established by the Town physician.
      d. Employees who becomes ill, injured, and/or exposed to contagious disease in the performance of their duty, whether slight or severe, must make a report within the scheduled hours of the working day of the injury thereof to the Fire Chief or designee. Failure to make such report will discredit the insurance claims of the employee for such injury; if, however the insurance carrier later verifies the injury, the benefits will only become effective under this contract as of the insurance company’s verification date. Failure to make said report may result in disciplinary action being taken by the Fire Chief.
      e. An employee on leave under this Provision shall not engage in any other similar employment activity, either with the town or with another employer. Any employee who is found to be engaged in employment with any other employer will be subject to suspension of injury leave benefits and disciplinary action, including possible termination by the Town.


          ARTICLE XVII
          MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS

1. The Town agrees that all general working conditions pertaining to the physical facilities of the employment shall be maintained at not less than the highest standards in effect as of January 1, 1979.
2. No employees of the Fire Department shall be assigned to perform any duty which is unrelated to fire fighting, fire prevention, rescue, salvage, overhaul work, care and maintenance of fire fighting equipment and apparatus, or any other similarly related work or the normal daily care of the Fire Department quarters.








ARTICLE XVIII
BULLETIN BOARDS

The Town shall permit the FMBA reasonable use of all bulleting boards located in the respective firehouses for posting notices concerning FMBA business and activities, but no notices shall contain salacious, inflammatory or anonymous material

















ARTICLE XIX
LIABILITY INSURANCE

The Town agrees to provide liability insurance coverage in an adequate sum covering
its employees and agents during the performance of their duties.


















ARTICLE XX
PENSIONS

The Town shall provide pensions and retirement benefits to employees covered by this Agreement pursuant to the provisions of the statutes and laws of the State of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 43:16A et seq).

















ARTICLE XXI
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

1. A. grievance is defined as any disagreement or dispute relating to the terms and provisions of this contract, between the firemen and the employer, or between the FMBA and the employer, whereas to the said terms and provisions of this contract, there has been an inequitable; improper or unjust application; interpretation or violation of the Agreement, or a policy or administration decision interpreting this Agreement, which affects them.
2. Nothing in the Agreement shall prevent an employee from discussing any problem with his superior, but there will be no formal grievance until it has been reduced to writing.
3. The following procedure is established for the presentation of grievances and shall be pursued in the order specified:

(a) In the first instance, the FMBA through its duly authorized representative shall attempt to settle informally, all grievances.
(b) If the grievance is not settled informally, then the FMBA shall submit such grievance in writing, no later than ten (10) days after the incident complained of, except in those cases where the aggrieved is physically incapacitated in which event, he or the FMBA shall initiate this complaint within ten (10) days after regaining his capacity to act, to the Chief of the fire Department and the answer to such grievance shall be made in writing with a copy to the Town attorney within five (5) days of its submission, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
(c) If the grievance is not resolved in accordance with the procedure set forth in paragraph 2 herein, or if no answer has been received from the Chief within the time set forth therein, the FMBA shall submit the grievance to the Fire Committee or the entire Mayor and Council for the purpose of adjusting or resolving such grievances. The Fire Committee, Mayor and Council as the case may be, shall hold a hearing within fourteen (14) days, at which time all parties in interest shall have the right to be heard and shall report its findings in writing to the FMBA and employee concerned within ten (10) days of said hearing in writing. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the informal settlement of a grievance at any stage.
(d) If the grievance is not settled through the steps as outlined above, then the aggrieved shall have the choice of pursuing all legal remedies afforded by provisions of the N.J. State Department of Personnel, or to submit such grievance to Arbitration in accordance with Article XXI herein.









ARTICLE XXII
ARBITRATION

1. Any grievance or other matter in dispute involving the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement, not settled by the Grievance Procedure herein provided, shall be referred to an arbitrator as hereinafter provided.
2. Either party may institute arbitration proceedings when the Grievance Procedure has been exhausted by written demand upon the other party specifying the nature of the unsettled grievance or other matter in dispute. Within fifteen (15) days following the presentation of such demand the party demanding arbitration shall request the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission to appoint an arbitrator to hear the dispute in the manner set forth in Rule 19:12-14, Rules and Regulations and statement of Procedure of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.
3. The decision of the arbitrator shall be in writing and shall include the reasons for each finding and conclusion, and be rendered within thirty (30) days if circumstances permit. The arbitrator shall have no right to vary or modify the terms of this Agreement.
4. The decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the FMBA and on the Town.
5. Where an employee has exercised his right to appeal as expressly granted in the N>J> State Department of Personnel Rules or Statutes of New Jersey, there shall be no right to arbitration under the provisions of this Article.
6. In the event of a change in the law governing the New Jersey Public Employment relations Commission or its Rules and Regulations which would in any way effect the method of selection of an arbitrator, then, in the alternative, the party demanding the arbitration shall request the American Arbitration Association to submit a list of nine (9) arbitrators from which the parties may make a selection of an arbitrator. If the parties fail to agree on the selection of the Arbitrator from the list, each party shall alternately strike one (1) name until but one (1) name remains and the party shall be the arbitrator of the issue or issues to be arbitrated. The cost of the arbitrator’s services, if any, shall be shared by both parties and each of the parties shall bear its own costs.

















ARTICLE XXIII
SAVINGS CLAUSE

Each and every clause of this Agreement shall be deemed separable from each and every other clause of the Agreement to the end that in the event any clause or clauses shall be finally determined to be in violation of any law, then in such event, such clause or clauses only, to the extent that any may be so in violation, shall be deemed of no force and effect and unenforceable without impairing the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Agreement, including any and all provisions in the remainder of any clause, sentence or paragraph, in which offending language may appear. In the event of such contract clause invalidation, both the Town and the FMBA agree to meet within ten (10) days of such determination and negotiate a valid clause reflecting the intent of the parties and to reach such Agreement concerning such valid clause within thirty (30) days. Said thirty (30) days may be extended by mutual consent of both parties.










ARTICLE XXIV
WAIVERS

The waiver of any breach, term or condition of this Agreement by either party, shall not constitute a precedent in the future enforcement of all its terms and provisions.


















ARTICLE XXV
REOPENER

All minimum manpower provisions have been stricken from the within contract. It is agreed that in the event that the Courts and/or legislature of the State of New Jersey determine that minimum manpower requirements are a mandatory subject of negotiations, this contract between the Town of Kearny and the FMBA shall be reopened and further negotiated on the issue of what provisions shall be included in the contract relating to minimum manpower.















ARTICLE XXVI
MEDICAL TREATMENT

Insofar as permitted by law, the Town shall provide medical coverage to employees who are retired due to disability for their injuries arising out of and in the course of employment.


















ARTICLE XXVII
LONGEVITY

1. Every employee covered by this Agreement shall be paid, in addition to the rates of pay set forth in Article VII and Schedule A herein, a longevity increment based upon years of service with the Town of Kearny in accordance with the following schedule.
Years of Service Percentage
4 through 7 2%
8 through 11 4%
12 through 15 6%
16 through 19 8%
20 + years 10%
2. (a). Longevity shall be considered earned as of January 1st of each year, if the employee shall have completed their necessary years of service during said calendar year. Longevity shall be paid in equal amounts in the employee’s weekly base pay. In the event of retirement or death, the employee or their estate shall receive his/her earned longevity pay. An employee who retires during the calendar year shall receive the remainder of their longevity in a lump sum, this shall not be added as base salary for pension purposes.
(b) After January 1, 1974, an employee may credit only up to a maximum of 5 years service with another department of the Town of Kearny for longevity purposes.
(c) Effective July 1, 2003, Article XXVI – Longevity is removed from this agreement.

ARTICLE XXVIII
ACTING CAPACITY

1. Any employees working in a capacity in a pay grade above his will be paid at the lowest step of that pay grade for a minimum of four (4) hours and all time after the four (4) hours in which the employee is assigned to such performance provided such designation is made in writing by the Chief or his authorized designee.
2. From and after the date of this Agreement, any firefighter acting as Captain on an in-service apparatus during a run or operation shall receive Captain’s pay during the time the apparatus is on such run or operation whether designated in writing or not. It is understood that there will be no more than one (1) acting Captain per apparatus.











ARTICLE XXIX
MUTUAL AID

In the event an employee is sent to work in another municipality for Mutual Aid, the employer agrees that in the event such employee is killed or injured while rendering aid to a neighboring community, or en route thereto or therefrom, such employee will be fully covered by insurance and pension, the same as if he were working in Kearny.
















ARTICLE XXX
SAFETY

1. For the reason of safety, all firefighters will ride to and from alarms of fire, in-service
inspections and at any times when fire apparatus is used, in the cab area of such apparatus.
2. All firehouses are to be locked when left vacant or after 11:00 p.m.

















ARTICLE XXXI
RETROACTIVITY

All agreements made herein relative to wages and other fiscal benefits, other than where dates are specifically set forth or the language of the contract is otherwise, shall be retroactive to July 1, 2001.
Retroactive pay shall be paid as follows:
7/1/2001 – 6/30/02 Shall be paid by March 1, 2004
7/1/2002 – 6/30/03 Shall be paid by September 1, 2004
7/1/2003 – 12/31/2003 Shall be paid by September 1, 2005













ARTICLE XXXII
POLICY DETERMINATIONS

The following have been agreed upon and will constitute policy determinations in the operations of the Fire Department for the term of the contract.
a. Every employee who was covered by this contract, who was on sick leave, shall not be charged with vacation time. In the event his/her vacation, sick leave, worker’s compensation and/or bereavement leave coincide, then he/she would be charged with sick leave, worker’s compensation or bereavement leave only and later be granted his/her vacation leave, even if into the following year.
(1) In no event shall the employee be allowed to take sick time in place of vacation time for any illness or injury occurring while he is already on vacation.
(2) The provisions of (a) above as related to extension of vacation days into the following year shall apply only if the sickness or injury occurs during the last three (3) months of any particular year.
b. During the last three (3) months of any particular year, if it becomes necessary to carry over vacation time into the next succeeding year, the employee shall receive payment at the option of the Town of the said carried over vacation time at straight time rather than the vacation days themselves.
    c. In-service inspections and outside drills are not to be conducted when the temperature reading is above eighty-five (85) degrees or below forth (40) degrees Fahrenheit.
d. All firehouses will be provided with a snow blower or similar device such as a sidewalk plow.
e. All fire engines and trucks will have protection for employees including lighting, windshield and handgrips, if feasible.




















ARTICLE XXXIII
DIRECTIVES

Pursuant to the Agreement executed October 27, 1981, between the Town of Kearny and the Kearny Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association, paragraph IX of said Agreement reads as follows:
“Effective December 31, 1981, and in future successive directives issued by the Fire Department, Items 18 and 19 (Vacation Picks and Periods) of the Interest Arbitration Award will be observed”.
Said clause, as stated above, shall survive and not be merged in the within Collective Bargaining Agreement executed for the years July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2007 by and between the Town of Kearny and the Kearny FMBA and shall continue in full force and effect.








IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this
27 day of January, 2004.


ATTEST: TOWN OF KEARNY

By: _________________________________ By: ______________________________
ALBERTO SANTOS, MAYOR


ATTEST: FIREMEN’S MUTUAL BENEVOLENT ASSN., LOCAL NO. 18

By: __________________________________ By: ______________________________
JAMES BAILLIE
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Kearny and FMBA Loc 18 2001.pdf