Memphis firefighter resigns from union post after Facebook flap

MEMPHIS, TN &#8211 A Memphis firefighter who posted Facebook comments that offended some Frayser residents has resigned from his union position, officials announced today. Robert Kramer, who has served on the executive board of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association for six years, submitted his letter of resignation today. It officially takes effect Tuesday. Kramer, a […]

NY State police sergeants move to 4/10’s to save overtime

ALBANY, NY &#8211 Most sergeants in the New York state police will work 10-hour shifts under a new agreement that the union and police officials say should help limit overtime. Thomas Mungeer, president of the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, says most of the 530 non-commissioned officers have been doing that under a […]

Police Union’s Rally Causes Job Seekers To Depart

HAMPTON, NH &#8211 More than 30 prospective candidates looking to join the part-time ranks of the Hampton Police Department walked away Saturday from taking a test they must pass before being hired. Their decision came after encountering a rally staged by current police officers who have been working without a raise for almost six years. […]

Arbitrator: No ties for Montgomery detectives

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD &#8211 Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger is not permitted to require detectives to wear ties or cancel casual Friday without consulting with the police union, an arbitrator ruled last month. According to the decision, the arbitrator, Earle William Hockenberry, found that because the department previously had allowed detectives to wear […]

Contracts in The News Updated

Contract summaries have been added for Montclair, New Jersey Police (supervisors) and the Las Vegas, Nevada Fire Department.