Fire Union Files Complaint Over Hair Policy Dispute

ELGIN, IL – The Elgin firefighters’ union filed a labor complaint against the city after three of its members were told to cut their hair, which they had been growing to protest their 25-month lack of contract. International Association of Firefighters Local 439 President Vince Rychtanek said he, Vice President Edward Hanson and Shop Steward […]

Jacksonville Firefighters Forced To Shave Beards Or Face Limited Shifts

JACKSONVILLE, FL – A battle is brewing within the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department over whether firefighters should be forced to shave their beards. Many Jacksonville firefighters are being held back after a memo was sent to them saying they needed to be clean-shaven by their next duty day or be placed on administrative duty. […]