City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 030917
City of Long Beach, Long Beach Firefighters Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Alex Basquez
Director of Human Resources

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Beach Firefighters Association (FFA) over a successor labor agreement. The FFA represents approximately 380 Firefighters.

“I believe we have one of the best Fire Departments in the country, so I am delighted that we have reached a tentative agreement with our Firefighters that is fair and values their hard work for the City,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I want to thank the FFA leadership and our negotiating team for their hard work on this agreement.”

The FFA membership is set to vote on the tentative agreement in March. If approved, the agreement would go before the City Council for final approval in April.

“We would like to thank the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager for their support,” said Rex Pritchard, FFA President. “The FFA bargaining team worked diligently with City representatives on reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. We believe this agreement represents fair wage increases for our hard working members.”