Metro Atlanta Fire Department In ‘Hot Seat’ Over Claims Of Unfair Pay

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Marietta Fire Department and city council are in the ‘hot seat,’ according to firefighters who demand oversight on a new pay scale. City personnel claims the new scale offers little salary equity among the ranks. “I worked at the fire department putting my life on the line, putting my future health […]

Unvaccinated Firefighters File $171M Tort Claims, Saying Their Termination Violates Civil Rights

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – A group of former King County firefighters who lost their jobs over their objection to the state’s vaccine mandate plan to file suit against their old employer for wrongful termination. In total, 10 employees who plan to file tort claims seek more than $171 million in damages against Eastside Fire & Rescue. Former firefighter Rocky Martinez was one […]

Miami Police Department Recommends Firing Controversial Capt. Javier Ortiz

Over the past two-and-a-half years, Miami Police Department (MPD) Capt. Javier Ortiz has been on the job for an aggregate total of eight months. For the other 22 months, Ortiz, one of the department’s most controversial officers, has been on suspension for various investigations into his conduct, all the while being paid on the public’s […]

NYC Says Police Officers Can Smoke Weed; Directed To Cease Marijuana Testing

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – New York City police officers could soon clock out and light up, according to a memo issued Wednesday by the New York City Law Department, a source told the Staten Island Advance/ In a memo, the New York City Law Department, which oversees all city agencies, directed the NYPD to “cease […]

Porta-Potty Retaliation

This article appears in the July 2022 issue of our monthly newsletter, Public Safety Labor News. The Shelton Police Union and the City of Shelton, Connecticut are parties to a collective bargaining agreement. On March 10, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont proclaimed a COVID-19 state of emergency. Six days later, the Governor issued Executive Order No. […]