Firefighters Officially Granted Right To Collective Bargaining

The Mayor signed off on the Firefighter’s Mediation Act on June 30, officially granting Athens firefighters the right to collective bargaining.

The act allows Athens firefighters to bargain for better wages, working conditions and more.

Emily Thompson, the president of the local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters, says that gaining a seat at the table has a few benefits.

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