Police, Firefighter Unions Sue Indianapolis Over Health Care

INDIANAPOLIS, IN &#8211 The Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police and Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union have sued the city in response to proposed changes to health insurance plans for 2015. Union leaders have argued that the proposed new insurance plan breaks existing contracts with the city. The issue, Mike Reeves, president of the firefighter union said […]

Dallas Police To Sideline Officers For A Month After Shootings, Other Traumatic Events

DALLAS, TX &#8211 Dallas police are planning sweeping changes to the way they handle officers involved in shootings and other traumatic incidents. On the heels of six shootings by police last month, commanders will now mandate that officers who fire their weapons go through more frequent psychological counseling and that they remain off the streets […]

5-Year Deal Gives Chicago Police 11 Percent Raise

CHICAGO, IL &#8211 Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced a tentative contract deal with the Fraternal Order of Police, a development that could ease tensions with the city’s largest union going into next year’s election. Administration and union officials would not release details of the proposed five-year pact, which must still be approved by the […]

Fundraising For Ferguson Officer Halted Pending Tax Advice On Paying Legal Bills

ST. LOUIS, MO &#8211 A police charity has stopped taking donations for Darren Wilson — the Ferguson officer at the center of a national shooting controversy — until determining the tax implications of spending proceeds on his legal bills, organizers said Tuesday. “There is nothing sinister going on,” said Jeff Roorda, a board member speaking […]

Houston Fire Union President Announces Resignation

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player HOUSTON, TX &#822 The president of the Houston Firefighters Union, Bryan Sky-Eagle, is resigning. Sky-Eagle said fellow firefighters are making threats of violence against him, his wife and children, ages 9 and 12. “They’ve involved physical threats, they’ve involved warnings to watch my back at night, forcibly removing me and […]