Firefighters Will Work Without Pay To Keep District Open

COVENTRY, RI &#8211 A potential public safety problem has been averted in Coventry. Five fire stations in town are on the brink of closing down but firefighters now say they will work without pay to avert the crisis. A financial mess in the Central Coventry Fire District leaves emergency service up in the air and […]

Contretemps Over Firefighters, Breast Cancer T-Shirts, And Licenses

ANNAPOLIS, MD &#8211 City Council members questioned Mayor Josh Cohen about whether the city was justified in asking the firefighters’ union to obtain a solicitors license to sell its breast cancer fundraiser T-shirts. The union is selling the shirts throughout October at the fire house at 620 Taylor Ave. for $12. All the proceeds go […]

San Luis Obispo Police Officers Agree To Pay Cut, Ending Impasse

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA &#8211 San Luis Obispo has reached agreement with its last employee group — the Police Officers Association — after nearly a year of grueling negotiations that reduced all city employees’ compensation by at least 6.8 percent. The Police Officers Association ratified a four-year contract Monday resulting in a 4 percent salary […]

Mayor Hires Aide To Help Control Cost Of Firefighter Sick Leave

YONKERS, NY — Mayor Mike Spano, taking aim at unlimited sick leave for city cops and firefighters, announced today that he is hiring a former federal investigator to help set new policies and weed out costly abuses of the system. Former Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Patrick Shea will serve as the mayor’s $140,000-a-year “special assistant […]