raul garcia

Flint firefighters are voting on a new contract and the outcome is far from certain.    The head of the city’s firefighters union says its chances are 50-50.

 Flint firefighters are being asked to approve a new contract that will force firemen to increase contributions to their retirement plan and force them to pay more for health insurance.

“Basically the city doesn’t give us anything.  They’re basically just taking away.," says Raul Garcia, the president of the Flint Firefighters Union,  "They made us no kinds of offers or incentives for people to leave.”