Durham Firefighter Union Chief: Pay Raises ‘Anything But A Victory’

During a City Council meeting, Durham first responders learned Tuesday night that they would be getting a pay raise, but a representative of the firefighters union said what the city delivered fell short of what is necessary. “That was anything but a victory for us,” said Jason Davis, president of the Durham Professional Firefighters Local […]

TCOLE Reform Signed Into Law, Expanding Authority To Set Police Standards

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation Sunday expanding the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s authority to set standards for law enforcement hiring, licensing, creating new departments and more. Though the long-awaited legislation was expansive and touted by some law enforcement experts as a positive step, one union executive expressed concerns about how it […]

The Florida Police Benevolent Association Challenges A Proposed Union Rule

TALLAHASSEE — As Republican lawmakers this spring passed a controversial law to place additional restrictions on public-employee unions, they included an exemption for unions that represent law-enforcement officers, correctional officers and firefighters. But the Florida Police Benevolent Association is challenging an agency’s proposal for carrying out the law, saying it leaves unanswered questions — including […]