Contested Election Produces New Philly Fire Union President

PHILADELPHIA, PA &#8211 It was old versus young in the election for president of the city firefighters union yesterday – and the kids came out on top. Battalion Chief Joseph Schulle defeated incumbent President Bill Gault in a 1,736-1,209 vote by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22. About half the votes were cast […]

13 Cleveland Firefighters Indicted By A Grand Jury In Payroll Abuse Cases

CLEVELAND, OH &#8211 A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted 13 Cleveland firefighters Wednesday, accusing them of illegally paying co-workers to cover most of their shifts — freeing them to work other full-time jobs or run their own companies while continuing to collect salaries and benefits from the city. The indictments, which include counts of theft […]

Chicago To Phase Out Health Care Payments For 30,000 Retirees

Chicago will phase out its 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care by January 2017 but continue that coverage for the oldest retirees, under a mayoral plan that will free taxpayers from a $108.7 million a year burden. Thirty thousand retired city employees will be forced to switch to Obamacare. “With an increasing retiree population, […]