Super Bowl Rules Spawn Dispute In Connecticut Corrections Agency

HARTFORD, CT &#8211 Efforts to stop the annual Super Bowl flood of “sick” calls among state prison guards largely succeeded in stopping staff shortages and statewide inmate lockdowns while the New York Giants clashed with the New England Patriots. But unionized guards have now called an illegal procedure, filing about 100 grievances against Department of […]

Chicago Fire Chief Abruptly Resigns

CHICAGO, IL &#8211 Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff — who said he was “deathly against” closing firehouses or reducing the minimum staffing requirement on fire apparatus — abruptly resigned Wednesday, leaving firefighters without a champion headed into contentious contract talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Hoff, 56, is a third generation Chicago firefighter whose father was killed […]

Court orders Portland to negotiate changes in pension formula

PORTLAND, OR &#8211 Shortly after Portland voters approved reforms to the city’s unique public safety pension and disability fund, a newly appointed board that oversees Portland police and firefighter pensions changed how officers’ and firefighters’ pensions are calculated. The board found that the former fund administrator had misinterpreted the City Charter that governs the fund, […]