Gadsden Firefighters Say City Retaliated After Overtime Pay Lawsuit

GADSDEN, Ala. — Members of the Gadsden Fire Department filed an amended complaint against the city in federal court. The firefighters’ original complaint, filed on May 5, 2022, sought the recovery of damages resulting from a claim that the city violated the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The reported violations claim […]

Tucson Won’t Match Phoenix Pay Raise For New Police Hires

TUCSON, Ariz. – The city of Phoenix has taken an unprecedented step to try to stop the attrition plaguing the police department which has hundreds of positions it can’t fill. The city is offering a $20,000 bump in starting pay for new recruits bringing the salary for new hires to $68,000, one of the highest […]

Corrections Officer Pay Increasing 15% As Staffing Shortages Hit Critical Levels

King County Corrections needs to fill roughly 100 vacant positions. To incentivize new and lateral hires, the union which represents the agency has recently voted to raise its standard hourly wage by a flat 15%. The Corrections Guild’s contract expired in December 2021, and officers in jails and prisons in King County have been working […]