Florida City, Fire Union Settle On Pension Changes

GAINESVILLE, FL &#8211 City administration and the Gainesville fire union have reached an agreement on pension changes intended to stem the city’s rising retirement costs. The fire union was the final employee group the city had left to reach an agreement with in order end a series of negotiations on pension changes that date back […]

LAFD Firefighter Wins $1.1 Million Racial Discrimination Verdict

LOS ANGELES, CA &#8211 A civil court jury on Monday returned a $1.1 million verdict against the City of Los Angeles, finding in favor of a black firefighter who said he had been discriminated against during a nearly three-decade career because of his race. The verdict comes after 16 days of deliberation — and six […]

Studies Ongoing On The Silence Of Suicidal Police Officers

LOWER MERION, PA &#8211 Like many who lose a loved one to suicide, the family and friends of Officer Sean Quinn said they didn’t see it coming. Quinn, 46, was a veteran of the Lower Merion Police Department, a former DARE instructor who loved working with children. He was a private man with a strong […]

Philadelphia Firefighter’s Union Alleges Perjury Against Fire Commissioner

PHILADELPHIA, PA &#8211 Firefighters Union Local 22 is accusing City Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Fire Department Human Resource Manager Karen Hyers of lying under oath during a Sep. 25 court testimony in connection with the demotion of 14 firefighters. The union has made a formal request to the District Attorney’s Office to investigate the […]