Omaha Fire Union Running Own Health Plan A ‘Radical Shift’

The City of Omaha is preparing to get out of the business of providing health insurance for more than 600 of its employees. And the city’s fire union wants to get into the health insurance business. In the latest round of labor negotiations, the union went in trying to avoid health care cuts. To meet […]

Four Options For Salvaging New Orleans Firefighters Pension Fund All Rejected

Months of analysis and negotiations over the fate of the New Orleans firefighters pension fund appeared to crumble Monday night, as union and retirement system representatives rejected a set of options put forward as ways to fix the ailing system. Firefighters jeered and, in some cases, crumpled sheets of paper laying out the details of […]

Stakes High As Florida Supreme Court Weighs Miami ‘Financial Urgency’ Case

Miami’s controversial decision to save millions during the recession by unilaterally slashing employees’ wages and benefits could come back to bite the city and pull it once again into a financial crisis. On Tuesday, the Florida Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a long-fought lawsuit by Miami’s police union challenging the city’s […]