HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The union that represents Huntington firefighters ratified the latest contract offer from the city.

The contract between the city and the International Association of Firefighters Local 289 will result in a 12% pay raise over three years and health care coverage at current cost levels. The contract also gives the city more management flexibility.

“We are proud of the partnerships we have developed with the unions that represent city employees,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “We are affirming that labor and management can come together to ensure certainty and security for our employees and certainty for the services that are provided to our residents.”

The Huntington City Council will next have to approve the contract. Councilmembers have already approved contracts with Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 65 and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 598 this year.