Tag Archives: staffing

Airport Firefighters Seek Injunction to Prevent Retaliation Over IAFF Censure

Nine members of IAFF Local 3217, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Professional Firefighters, have filed suit against the Authority and three chief officers seeking an injunction to prevent retaliation against them for trying to bring to light safety related staffing concerns. The nine firefighters are the elected officers and executive board of the local.

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Wisconsin IAFF Local President Fired Over Social Media Post

The president of a Wisconsin International Association of Firefighters local was terminated last week over a social media post that criticized understaffing over the Memorial Day weekend. Spencer Nett, president of IAFF Local 5026, was terminated by the Dells-Delton EMS Commission on August 4, 2022.

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Illinois Firefighters Sue To Block Staffing Cuts

Elgin Association of Firefighters, IAFF Local 439, filed suit last week seeking an injunction to block the city’s plan to cut two positions from minimum shift staffing. The city council voted to eliminate the positions when the collective bargaining agreement ends on December 31, 2017.

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What is Going On in Omaha

When you look at the fire service across the country it becomes painfully obvious that there are these snarly areas of discontent where legal battles just go on and on and on. One suit morphs into another suit and yet ...

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Omaha Firefighters NFPA 1710 Suit Dismissed

This just in – Nebraska District Court Judge James Gleason has dismissed a lawsuit by IAFF Local 385 against the City of Omaha alleging that Mayor Jean Stothert's proposed 2014 budget will violate their collective bargaining agreement. The firefighters alleged ...

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Omaha Staffing Dispute Continues

The suit filed by Omaha firefighters challenging Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2014 budget was heard in state District Court last week with both sides facing some difficult questions.  

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Omaha Firefighters Sue to Enforce NFPA 1710

Omaha firefighters are taking the city and mayor to court over a proposed budget that they claim will violate their collective bargaining agreement. Mayor Jean Stothert announced her budget yesterday and according to IAFF Local 385 union officials, it will ...

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Edison Firefighters Sue To Block Staffing Cuts

Firefighters in Edison Township, NJ have filed suit against the township alleging that staffing cuts are endangering citizens. The suit, which was filed in Superior Court in New Brunswick on Friday, October 29, 2010, alleges that the cuts constitute an abuse ...

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Lawrence Mayor’s Comments Infuriate Firefighters

Economically depressed Lawrence, Massachusetts has seen its share of fires – and controversies – over the years, but a recent public statement by Mayor William Lantigua has angered the few remaining firefighters that Lawrence still has, igniting another controversy. A ...

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