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Anne Arundel firefighters prevail in contract arbitration

Anne Arundel County's firefighters union has prevailed in its binding arbitration, keeping the current 42-hour work week, according to union president Craig Oldershaw. .

"It just means that we are being treated no differently than the rest of the county employees and we are not working a longer workweek," Oldershaw said Tuesday.

The county had proposed a schedule giving firefighters a 48-hour work week. It would have reduced the "one-day on, three days off" schedule to just two days off.

The decision leaves the county in a position of deciding how to staff what could amount to the equivalent of dozens of jobs, whether by hiring more firefighters or paying overtime.

A county spokesman could not be reached for comment.



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