Denver Sheriff’s Deputies Face Pay Freeze This Year Under Contract Approved By City Council

DENVER, CO — Denver City Council approved a one-year contract Monday night with the union representing sheriff’s deputies, effectively freezing salaries and cutting other benefits for the year that’s already well underway. The newly approved contract means deputies will not receive raises this year, Department of Public Safety’s Director of Communications Kelli Christensen said. It […]

NYC’s Labor Contracts Set To Expire Amid Fiscal Crisis

NEW YORK, NY — When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014, every municipal collective bargaining agreement had expired, and union leaders were demanding $7 billion in retroactive pay. Though only one municipal union had endorsed him during the primary, de Blasio was seen as a friend of organized labor and, […]

Overtime Pay Reinstated For New Orleans Firefighters

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has reinstated paid overtime for public safety departments, the latest sign of recovery for a municipal government that took a fiscal beating amid coronavirus restrictions. The New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Fire Department will see a collective $7.2 million in overtime pay through the rest of this year after having gone […]

West Virginia Firefighters Claim Retaliation In Pay Dispute

MORGANTOWN, WV — Firefighters in West Virginia’s Morgantown say the city manager lowered their pay in retaliation for their refusal to accept a settlement in a separate dispute, although the city says it is just making the firefighters play by the rules. The new dispute involves the firefighters’ shift differential pay — a small pay […]