Baltimore City Targeting EMS Staff Shortage With Cash Bonuses

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City spending board approved a new program Wednesday aimed at solving the city’s emergency medical services shortage. Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace said the city is down 80 EMS providers, and that number has increased. In June, firefighters union Local 734 president Matthew Coster said there were 74 vacancies. Continue […]

Decatur Firefighters Change Work Schedule To Help Recruitment

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur firefighters are now on a new work schedule. The hope is that it will help with recruiting new firefighters and keeping the ones the city already has. Decatur firefighters now work on a 48-96 schedule, meaning firefighters will work a 48-hour shift, before having four days off in a row. This […]

Judge Largely Rules In Favor Of CCRB Rule Expansion In NYPD Union Lawsuit

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) can continue investigating body-worn camera misuse after a favorable New York State Supreme Court ruling on Jan. 3 in a lawsuit filed against the NYPD watchdog by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the largest union representing the department’s uniformed officers. Last Wednesday’s decision stems from legal challenges against CCRB’s […]

Shelton Loses Another Labor Decision Over Police Officers Forced To Change Outside

The City of Shelton lost another case before the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration over forcing police officers to use outside portable toilets instead of police station locker rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shelton police officers – particularly female officers, according to the decision – were punished when photos surfaced showing them having […]