Danger EMTs’ Business But It Doesn’t Pay Well

Thirteen years ago, the state Court of Appeals upheld City Council legislation enacted over then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto granting uniformed status to Emergency Medical Service workers. The president of EMS Local 2507 of District Council 37 at the time, Pat Bahnken, was not as effusive as some might have expected over this ruling by the […]

Kansas City Police Officers Rent Trailers To Skirt Residency Rule, Union Leader Says

The head of the Kansas City police union said Tuesday that some officers rent trailers and keep two homes to skirt rules that require them to live within the city limits. The comment came during a contentious exchange between Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99 president Brad Lemon and police commissioner Cathy Dean, during a monthly meeting […]

Dracut Police Chief Reacts To Union Concerns

DRACUT — Dracut Police Chief Peter Bartlett released an unsolicited statement on Monday defending himself against what a representative of the Dracut Police Patrol and Supervisor’s unions says are concerns they raised about management within the department. In Bartlett’s statement he said, “Leading a complex municipal police agency in the 21st Century is challenging work.” […]

Oregon Corrections Officer Files $7M Hazing Suit Against State

SALEM — An Oregon Department of Corrections officer is suing the state, a former coworker and corrections officials for $7 million after he was attacked with a stun gun. The civil rights lawsuit filed last week on behalf of Michael Kilgus accuses Coffee Creek Correctional Facility of maintaining a culture of “silence enforced through violence, threats, […]

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Update

In this special podcast, Will covers the latest developments concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and public safety labor and employment. All the links mentioned in the podcast can be found here.