Philly Firefighters File New Action to End 2009 Stalemate

IAFF Local 22 has once again taken the City of Philadelphia to court over the 2009 collective bargaining agreement that remains unresolved. The union has thus far prevailed at every decision point, yet Mayor Michael Nutter continue to defy arbitration awards and court rulings hoping for a resolution on his own terms.

Local 22 president Bill Galt was quoted as saying “My members feel we’re just being slapped in the face here.  We’re getting absolutely no respect from this administration, and it’s wrong.”

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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