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Record No: Res 31831    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/13/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION requesting that the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, the Seattle Fire Department, and the City Budget Office include in the City's contract for Basic Life Support Emergency Services provisions that provide to emergency medical technicians (EMTs) a prevailing wage and benefits comparable to other emergency workers employed in comparable cities and similar sectors in the City of Seattle; and requesting the departments to provide additional analysis, data, and information.
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute (added; 8/15/18), 3. Signed Resolution 31831, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________
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A RESOLUTION requesting that the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, the Seattle Fire Department, and the City Budget Office include in the City's contract for Basic Life Support Emergency Services provisions that provide to emergency medical technicians (EMTs) a prevailing wage and benefits comparable to other emergency workers employed in comparable cities and similar sectors in the City of Seattle; and requesting the departments to provide additional analysis, data, and information.
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WHEREAS, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) do vital, life-saving work in Seattle every day, assessing, treating, and transporting people in all manner of emergencies, from psychiatric crises to car crashes to strokes; and
WHEREAS, American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), a nationwide for-profit corporation providing Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support ambulance services in 40 states and the District of Columbia, is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a global investment firm that reports managing $176 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the 430 EMTs employed by AMR and serving the City of Seattle are members of Teamsters Local 763; and
WHEREAS, in 2011, The City of Seattle ("City") entered into a five-year contract, with a two-year extension expiring in 2018, with AMR to provide Basic Life Support ambulance services; and
WHEREAS, the City Budget Office, under the authority of the Mayor, is reviewing a proposal from AMR for a successor contract to provide Basic Life Support ambulance services beyond 2018; and
WHEREAS, the 2011 contract between the City and AMR states: "The combined compensation and fringe benefit program for field personnel, on-site management and EMS dispatch personnel should provide a financial benefit to those personnel that is, at least, substantially equivalent to the average rate of compensation for similar private sector field personnel in similar sized a...

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