Deannexation Could Threaten Police And Fire Pension Plans In Anniston, AL

Anniston has had a deal with its police and fire employees since 1951: Work for a little less money than other cities and we’ll take care of retirement. “You did it at a little lower pay because you saw the end result,” said Tony Taylor, retired chief of the Anniston Fire Department, now a Jacksonville […]

Court Backs Cleveland FFs’ Demand To Oust Chief

CLEVELAND, OH—Two court decisions involving Cleveland’s civil service laws appear to support a demand by Cleveland’s firefighters union that fire Chief Angelo Calvillo be dismissed. In each case, both heard by the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals, the court ruled that Cleveland’s elections, although non-partisan, are essentially political campaigns and as such, are off […]

Dozens Of Houston Fire Engines Don’t Have A/C: Union President

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On the hottest week of the year, the fire union president is calling on Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council to repair two dozen Houston fire trucks with no working air conditioning. “This is unacceptable. This absolutely unacceptable,” said Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. Monday […]