Police union president, executive board members resign

SHAWNEE, OK &#8211 A letter to all police union members shows that Shawnee Police Association President Ken King and two members of the union’s executive board resigned on Thursday. The letter, headlined “Attention” and addressed to all union members and listed as being from King, although it did not have his signature, appeared on the […]

Detroit Police, Without Raise Since 2000, Looking At 10% Pay Cut

DETROIT, MI &#8211 Joe Duncan said he’s never seen things this bad. The president of the Detroit Police Officers Association said a proposed 10 percent pay cut for his 2,200 members — who are paid a maximum $53,253 — shows the city’s desperation to avoid a state takeover. “We haven’t had a raise since 2000,” […]

D.C. fire chief to push for controversial change in firefighters’ work shifts

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 Dozens of District firefighters showed their displeasure with proposed changes to their schedules by standing at attention and marching off in unison after their chief’s “state of the department” speech Tuesday. Kenneth B. Ellerbe, chief of the city’s Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said he will fight for a change […]

Union Assails N.Y.C. Fire Dept. Curb on Opinions

NEW YORK, NY &#8211 To New York City firefighters, who often put in 24-hour shifts, the firehouse can be a home away from home between emergency calls. It is where they cook meals, conduct training, lift weights and trade notes on the latest internal policy or city political imbroglio. So when the fire commissioner issued […]