First Thursday, September 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: Review of the Department of Labor’s rule changes concerning who is exempt from overtime under the FLSA A Cleveland firefighter was ordered to pay $2,500 for personal calls on city phone San Jose mayor changes position on police officers paying training costs Daily log is not a “personnel […]

Over 24 Police And Firefighter Jobs Cut In East St. Louis

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – More than two dozen firefighter and police jobs are being cut in East St. Louis. The announcement was made official at East St. Louis City Hall Thursday night. The city’s revenue is down and costs are rising. Almost one third of all firefighters in East St. Louis will lose their […]

Cleveland Police Union Sues City Over Training Academy Move

CLEVELAND, OH – The union representing Cleveland police officers has sued the northeast Ohio city over the decision to move its officer training program to Columbus. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association states the training academy move violates federal and state laws because the changes weren’t […]

Most New Orleans Fire Trucks Run Short

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Nearly all the fire trucks in New Orleans are rolling shorthanded, a situation the firefighters’ union says puts its members and the public at risk. Nick Felton, head of the firefighters’ local, said about three-quarters of the city’s 30 pumper trucks and six ladder companies roll with only three firefighters. Best […]