Cleveland EMS crews win PTSD coverage, $3.7M in back pay
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A fight for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder coverage years in the making has ended with a win for Cleveland paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers.
A union contract for Cleveland EMS just passed, under an agreement out of court that still needs to be ratified by city council.
The agreement includes about $3.7 million in back pay for employees and mental health language, addressing PTSD.
CARE has been negotiating their contract since March of 2016.