Lakeland Cited For Unfair Labor Practices In Retaliation Against Fire Department Employees

LAKELAND —  The city has been cited for unfair labor practices for retaliating against three Lakeland Fire Department employees. The state’s Public Employees Relations Commission found the fire department’s leadership, including Fire Chef Doug Riley, unfairly retaliated against Shannon Turbeville, president of Lakeland Professional Firefighters Local 4173, for asking questions about firefighters’ rights to nationally mandated health care benefits in January 2021. […]

Boston police union leader questions aspects of proposed officer recertification regulations

The head of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association took issue Thursday with a section of proposed regulations governing the process a state commission will need to take to consider law enforcement officers’ applications for recertification. Ahead of a July 1 deadline for officers with last names starting with the letters A through H to recertify, the state’s […]