A Pay Raise Might Not Be Enough To Fix Bangor’s Firefighter Shortage

BANGOR, ME — The Bangor firefighter union signed a new agreement with the city that will slightly raise wages for the department, but first responders worry the boost won’t be enough to retain firefighters. The new “bridge” agreement, which passed by a 47-21 vote on Saturday, will give firefighters a five percent pay raise. It’s […]

SEPTA’s Transit Police Union Authorizes Strike

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Members of the union that represents SEPTA police officers voted to authorize their leadership to call a strike against the transit agency after six months of negotiations with no progress toward a new contract. The vote on Friday was nearly unanimous, said Omari Bervine, a patrol officer who is president of the […]

Dangerously Understaffed: Cleveland Still Hemorrhaging Police Officers

CLEVELAND — Our ongoing News 5 Investigation found officers continue to resign or retire from the Cleveland Division of Police at an alarming rate. News 5 Investigators found 128 officers left the department between Jan. 1, 2023 and Sept. 27, 2023. These departures continue a trend that started in 2020. Since Jan. 1, 2020, 648 […]

City Of Clearwater Approves Contract For More Mental Health Services To Firefighters

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — The City of Clearwater is investing more money into mental health resources for firefighters. City leaders just approved an $80,000 contract Thursday night for psychological services. “You name it, I’ve seen it. Burn victims that are still alive, traumatic deaths where they are too far gone, drownings, violence,” said Sean Becker, […]