Police Union Sues Huntington Beach Over Labor Negotiations Ordinance

Huntington Beach’s rank-and-file police union has sued the city, alleging that an ordinance the City Council approved last year is impeding the officers’ ability to negotiate a new contract. The Huntington Beach Police Officers Assn. lawsuit, filed Nov. 3 in Orange County Superior Court, contends that the December ordinance, which seeks to bring more openness […]

Fire Chief Retiring In Face Of Improper Orders From Director, Union Says

TRENTON — One of the city’s two deputy fire chiefs has chosen to retire instead of heed what he believes are improper and unethical orders from Fire Director Qareeb Bashir, a fire union president said Tuesday. Deputy Chief Robert Tharp was promoted earlier this year at a City Hall ceremony and in just over six […]

City Of Chattanooga Pension Reform Ruled Constitutional

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a previous ruling, dismissing a lawsuit filed against the city of Chattanooga by a group of retired firefighters and police officers, who challenged a key aspect of the city’s reforms to its fire and police pension plan. The lawsuit focused […]