After over two years of contract negotiations, Manchester and its firefighters have reached a tentative agreement.
On Tuesday, the Board of Mayor and Alderman approved a three-year contract that is now headed to union members for a vote.
The decision comes after a tense month of many firefighters taking sick leave, and fewer firefighters working each shift.
Jeff Duval, president of the Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association, expressed support for the tentative contract, which offers a 1.5% COLA increase for 2018 and a 2% increase in 2019 and 2020.
Duval expects the contract to be finalized by the end of the month.