Tag Archives: arbitration

Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Florida Firefighter For Gang Affiliation

The termination of a Florida firefighter for violating a gang affiliation prohibition has been upheld by an arbitrator. Clinton Neal Walker was fired by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in January 2018. He was the first county employee to be charged with violating a new ordinance that prohibits employees from being affiliated with a criminal organization.

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Illinois City Sues IAFF Local To Contract Out EMS

An Illinois city seeking to contract-out emergency medical services from its fire department, is suing to enforce an arbitration ruling allowing its plan to move forward. The City of Mattoon filed suit last week in Coles County Circuit Court against Mattoon Firefighters IAFF Local 691.

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Lockport Sues Firefighters’ Union to Block Arbitration

The city of Lockport, New York and Lockport Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 963 have been locked in an ongoing battle the likes of which few other fire departments of its size have experienced. The contentious relationship has resulted in at least five lawsuits between the parties…. THIS YEAR ALONE!!!

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Court Vacates Camden Arbitration Award

Camden Firefighters, IAFF Local 788 suffered a setback today when a New Jersey Appellate Division Court vacated an interest arbitration ruling that granted them modest pay raises in four of the five years covered by the award. The problem: the ...

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Florida Arbitration Award Draws the Ire of Elected Officials

An arbitrator’s ruling that essentially granted firefighters what their contract said they were entitled to, has drawn sharp criticism from elected officials in Charlotte County, Florida. The criticism was so vitriolic that one county commissioner, Robert Skidmore, accused the firefighters ...

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Canadian Sexual Harassment Case Dismissed

A sexual harassment suit brought by a female firefighter against her department and her union has been dismissed… sort of. The court concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit, and that the matter rightfully belonged in binding arbitration. ...

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