Phoenix Police Chief Fired After Unauthorized Press Conference

PHOENIX, AZ – Embattled Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday, hours after he held an unauthorized news conference where he said it was “time to silence the critics” and requested a two-year contract from the city. Unions representing Phoenix police officers sought a vote of no confidence in Garcia last month, alleging the […]

Court Sides With Firefighters In Minimum Staffing Case

LOCKPORT, NY – A ruling made by Judge Frank Caruso in New York State Supreme Court last week says the Lockport Professional Firefighters Association can take to arbitration the cuts made in its minimum staffing levels. In June, the City of Lockport filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the firefighter union’s bid to reverse reductions […]

New Tactic In Stalled San Antonio Health Insurance Negotiations: A ‘Push Poll’

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Officials at the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association were outraged Wednesday over reports that a telephone poll regarding stalled collective bargaining negotiations with the city was being conducted in San Antonio. “When we have taken our message to the community, we offered 100 percent transparency by announcing on each public outreach […]

Tensions Mount Between NYC Mayor, Police Union

NEW YORK, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city’s police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers in the wake of their call to ban him from future New York Police Department funerals. The relationship between de Blasio and the police unions […]