The Sacramento city firefighters union has ratified an agreement with city labor officials that will save 44 jobs and require firefighters to pay the employee shares of their pensions. The agreement was announced this afternoon.
The deal must now be approved by the City Council.
Meanwhile, Friday was the last day of work for 16 city police officers who were laid off after negotiations between their union and city officials broke down last week.
The city has reached labor pacts with three of its four largest unions. Local 39 - which represents most employees not in public safety - and a union representing mid-level managers and support staff have also agreed to deals on pension concessions.