Buffalo Firefighters, Police, Teachers Remain Without Contract

BUFFALO, NY &#8211 The last time Buffalo Firefighters had a pay raise, a gallon of gas was roughly $1.70. Now it hovers around $4. The year was 2001. That is when the firefighter union contract expired. Hundreds of firefighters and their supporters gathered for a rally on the steps of City Hall on Thursday. “This […]

Indianapolis Police Officers To Pay Fee For Take-Home Cars

INDIANAPOLIS, IN &#8211 The free ride is over for Indianapolis police officers. Starting Dec. 1, the city will charge most officers a monthly fee for their take-home cars. The surcharge was negotiated with the Fraternal Order of Police and is expected to save the city about $1.3 million a year in fuel and maintenance costs. […]

Providence Firefighters Ok Settlement On Pension Freeze

PROVIDENE, RI &#8211 The Providence firefighters union has approved a proposed settlement over a pension freeze and health benefit changes that resolves two lawsuits against the city. The agreement provides for a suspension of cost-of-living adjustments for 10 years and requires members to enroll in Medicare at age 65. It was approved Wednesday, 70 percent […]