Jury Awards More Than $560000 To Police Officers In Pay Disparity Lawsuit

HAMILTON COUNTY, TN – A Hamilton County jury awarded more than $560,000 in damages to 25 police officers on Thursday after finding that the city of Chattanooga failed to give the officers promised raises and failed to maintain fair conditions of employment. The jury rejected the officers’ claim that the city discriminated against them because […]

Ohio State Troopers To Receive First Raise Since 2008 In New Union Contract

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio State Troopers Association overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with the state that includes a bigger boost than other state employees. State troopers and other employees represented by the union will get a 12.5 percent raise over the next three years plus a one-time $750 ratification payment. The raise is […]

Dallas Wants 549 New Cops, But That May Not Be Realistic

It’s an ambitious goal: Dallas wants to hire 549 police officers by next October. But that may be impossible, some police and City Council members say. The Police Department may not be able to get enough people to apply and meet the rigorous requirements for the job. Historically, the department has accepted only about 5 […]

Firehouse Felon’s Pension Slashed

CONCORD, CA – A retired Contra Costa Fire captain convicted of stealing everything from toilet paper to chain saws from his firehouse will pay a steep price for his misdeeds — he’s losing most of his generous government pension. Jon Wilmot’s pension will be cut from about $116,000 a year to $30,000 annually, a county […]