Firefighters’ Union Will Seek To Block Oakland Plan For Fewer Fire Engines

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland city leaders are fine-tuning a plan to have two to three fewer fire engines able to respond to emergencies each day. The reason: Budget cuts due to COVID. Firefighter union leaders say it’s a dangerous idea. “In the middle of a raging pandemic and wildfire season getting worse by the year, the idea […]

L.A. Firefighters Union Offers Financial Concessions In Deal To Avoid Budget Cuts

The union that represents more than 3,600 Los Angeles city firefighters has agreed to push back a 4.5% raise scheduled for this summer, the latest concession offered up by a labor group as the city seeks to address a major budget crisis, according to a union bulletin sent Thursday. United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 […]