A tentative agreement between the city and the Honolulu paramedics union will give the paramedics a pay raise and the city will save more than $1 million in overtime. The paramedics' schedules will be increased to 12 hours from eight hours, which will dramatically reduce overtime. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that last year the Department of Emergency Services spent $5.6 million in overtime for paramedics. It's not known when the deal will be finalized.
Posted Wednesday, July 16th 2014 @ 11am