Firefighter Who Feared Burning Buildings Not Disabled Under ADA

The Texas Supreme Court June 6 overturned a $362,000 disability discrimination judgment for a Houston fire captain who was removed from firefighting duties because his fear of entering burning buildings made him a danger to himself and others. Capt. Shayn Proler’s verdict couldn’t stand because no jury could reasonably have found that his fear of […]

New York Corrections Officers Oust Their Union President

ALBANY, NY &#8211 A combination of downsizing and a tough contract has claimed a leader of a state worker union — correctional officers leader Donn Rowe has been voted out of office. Rowe had been, since 2008, president of the approximately 26,000-member New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association. He lost his recent […]