Arbitrator Sides With Union In Pittsburgh Police Pay Dispute With City

PITTSBURGH, PA &#8211 An arbitrator ruled this week that on-duty Pittsburgh police officers who are sent to work at special events — such as Steelers, Pirates and Penguins games — must be paid at the same higher rate as off-duty officers hired by the venues. The Sept. 30 decision, outlined in a letter obtained by […]

Firefighters Must Remove Union Logos From Breast Cancer “Pink Heals” T-Shirts

Chesterfield, MO &#8211 Tuesday, firefighters with the Monarch Fire Protection District could get permission to start wearing their pink, breast cancer awareness t-shirts — but it will likely be without their union logos. For the past four years the firefighters have worn the shirts to help raise money for people dealing with cancer in their […]

Arbitrator Calls For Conn. State Police Raises

HARTFORD, CT &#8211 Connecticut state police would get pay raises of 2 percent this fiscal year and 3 percent next year while retaining nearly unrestricted off-duty use of their cruisers, under an arbitration decision that now goes to the state legislature. An independent arbitrator settled contract negotiation disputes between the Connecticut State Police Union and […]

Police Association Seeks Probe Of Pension System

The 13,000-member Arizona Police Association has called for a criminal investigation into whether the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System improperly reported the values of some real-estate assets in an annual report in order to improve the bottom line. The association, whose members are beneficiaries of the underfunded public-safety pension plan, last month asked the Arizona […]