Colorado Springs Firefighters Lose Bid For Collective Bargaining – By A Landslide

Colorado Springs voters overwhelmingly denied collective bargaining privileges for firefighters in Tuesday’s election, maintaining the city’s long-standing anti-union sentiment, preliminary results show. Issue 1, the ballot’s single question, lost by 26,634 to 57,904 votes, City Clerk Sarah Johnson said. The Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 5, petitioned the question onto the ballot late last year […]

Lynchburg Firefighters Raise Concerns Over Staffing, Pay

LYNCHBURG, VA — In the last 18 years, 25 percent more people have called Lynchburg home. As population continues to grow, the Lynchburg Fire Department hasn’t. “There has been no addition of manpower whatsoever here in the fire department,” said Jamie Maxwell, President of the Lynchburg Firefighters Association. The LFD is currently budgeted for 176 […]

First Thursday, April 2019

This month’s cases include: California Supreme Court Ducks (For Now) Major Retirement Question But Allows End To ‘Air Time,’ Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System, 2019 WL 1008413 (Cal. 2019). Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply In Disciplinary Appeal, Ramirez v. State Personnel Board, 2019 WL 948970 (Cal. App. 2019). DROP Benefits […]

Grievances, Arbitration And Past Practices 2019

September 25-27, 2019Las Vegas, NevadaThe Flamingo Las Vegas REGISTER [tabs][tab title=”AGENDA”] September 25, 2019 9:00 Introduction And Recent Developments In Public Safety Labor Issues Recent developments from around the country in the area of public safety labor relations. Court decisions and laws enacted by Congress. Changes in state public sector bargaining laws. Discussion of Janus, […]

Collective Bargaining For Public Safety Employees

  April 10-12, 2019Las Vegas, NevadaThe Flamingo Las Vegas REGISTER [tabs][tab title=”AGENDA”] April 10, 2019 9:00 am – Introduction And Recent Developments In Law Enforcement Labor Issues Recent developments from around the country in the area of public safety labor relations, including a review of pending or recent changes in state public sector bargaining laws. […]