San Bernardino: In Tentative Deal, County Would Take On Fire Services

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – After years of battling, the bankrupt city of San Bernardino and its fire department union have reached an all-encompassing — though tentative — agreement that would enable the city to obtain its fire protection from a county fire district, city officials say in a written statement. The announcement was released Monday, […]

Laid-Off Firefighters Sue City That Replaced Them With Paid-On Call Staff

BRAINERD, MN – Laid-off firefighters in Brainerd are suing the city for unfair labor practices and other claims after the City Council voted last year to replace the full-time firefighting staff with a paid-on-call department. Brainerd once had five full-time firefighters along with dozens of paid volunteers who responded to calls. Eliminating the full-time positions […]