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Retaliation Over the Formation of a Union

Today’s burning question: I work part-time for a small fire department in a state that recognizes collective bargaining for firefighters. We are in the process of filing a petition with state labor relations board to become recognized by the township for collective bargaining purposes. We have enough members to form the union and we have all signed the union election petition. Rumor has it that the trustees have found out and plan to terminate our internet/WiFi access, stop letting us wash our cars at the station, put renovations of the fire station on hold, and even cancel the purchase of a new engine.

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Pennsylvania Labor Board Reverses Firing of Chambersburg IAFF VP

The abuse of firefighter union officials in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania has been well chronicled here on Fire Law Blog. At every juncture of its multi-year struggle with the borough’s elected and appointed officials, The Greater Chambersburg Area Paid Fire Fighters, IAFF 1813 have prevailed. Here are a few of the headlines

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Labor Board Issues Another Complaint Against North Kingstown

On the heals of the Town Council bypassing the union and taking a settlement offer directly to individual firefighters, the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board has filed yet another unfair labor practice complaint against the Town of North Kingstown at the request of North Kingstown Firefighters, IAFF Local 1651.

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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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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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NK Firefighters Victorious Yet Again

Not to be remiss in reporting important fire law headlines, North Kingstown Firefighters IAFF Local 1651 have won another round of their epic battle with the town of North Kingstown by prevailing at the state labor board on their unfair ...

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