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Tennessee Retirees Challenge Reduction in Cola

Two retired Chattanooga firefighters have filed a class action suit claiming the city’s attempt to cut their pensions is illegal. William Melhorn and James Gaston joined two retired Chattanooga police officers, Johnny Frazier and Reuben Salter, in filing a nine-page ...

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12th DC Firefighter Arrested… Make that 13

Its been a tough few years for the DC Fire Department/DCFEMS. And its been tough on the DC area news stations trying to keep up with the latest breaking scandals.DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG In the Fire Department Administrative ...

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Another Round Goes to NK Firefighters

Yadiyadiyada…. North Kingstown Firefighters IAFF Local 1651 …yadiyadiyada… prevailed once again ….yadiyadiyada…. state labor board … yadiyadiyada… same old song and dance …yadiyadiyada… getting to be repetitious …yadiyadiyada…

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Mass Firefighter Loses Retaliation Suit

A Massachusetts firefighter who claims he was disciplined in retaliation for his political support of a candidate running for fire board, and for reporting his own ethics violation, has lost his federal court law suit. David Pierce was a captain ...

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Michigan Fire Officer Alleges Gender Discrimination

A Michigan fire officer is claiming she was discriminated against when she was not made acting fire chief despite having served as interim chief for eighteen months. Training and Safety Officer Ona Lee Aguilar of the Saginaw Fire Department claims ...

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North Kingstown Firefighters Prevail Again

There has been another decision favoring the North Kingstown Firefighters, IAFF Local 1651 in the contentious battle with town over switching from a four-shift 42 hour work-week to a three-shift fifty-six hour work-week without negotiating or compensating them for the ...

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Pennsylvania Volunteers Seeking to Unionize

Today’s burning question: Me and my buddies are volunteer firefighters… sort of. We get paid a stipend for volunteering. I suppose that makes us paid volunteers if there is such a thing. So anyway, we want to form a union ...

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