Illinois Hopes To Boost Volunteer Firefighter Force With New Tax Credit

 It’s two weeks until taxes are due. While that may not be an exciting story, here’s a more fiery one: the Illinois Department of Revenue is offering free money to volunteer firefighters. During a recent interview, Glen Ellyn volunteer firefighter Patrick Ryan was interrupted — as a fire truck left for a call as he […]

Austin Reaches One Full Year Without A Long-Term Police Contract

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police officers have officially been operating for one full calendar year without a long-term police contract, as the city and the police union continue negotiations toward a new contract. The previous long-term contract expired on April 1, 2023. After nearly a year away, last month, the Austin Police Association announced it would […]

State Court Again Rules In Favor Of City, Union In Geneva Police Review Board Case

GENEVA — The former members of the city’s defunct Police Review Board have nearly exhausted their legal efforts to restore the body. On March 15, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Fourth Judicial Department in Rochester denied a motion by the former PRB members to re-argue in that court that they had the right to […]

New Monroe Police Union Contract A Win For Recruitment, Retention

MONROE, CT — First Selectman Terry Rooney held a signing ceremony in the Monroe Town Hall conference room Monday morning to finalize a new police union contract, which he says will help the town’s recruitment and retention of officers. In the past, Monroe has spent time and money training its young officers only to lose […]

Fire Union Says City’s 21.7% Raise Offer Isn’t Enough

SAN ANTONIO – As it begins negotiating a new contract with the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association has a burning desire to deliver a big payday to its members. But exactly how big still isn’t clear. With the current contract expiring at the end of the year, the union and city’s […]

Milwaukee Police Union Lawsuit Survives Attempt To Kick Case Out Of Court

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge denied a request from the City of Milwaukee to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by the Milwaukee Police Association surrounding a body camera release policy. Judge Brittany Grayson’s ruling, issued Friday, also stopped short of handing the union a win without a trial. Continue reading at