Published: November 16, 2010
Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty on Monday unveiled a $75.5 million 2011 budget proposal that calls for the elimination of 69 positions, a plan he hopes will lead the city out of distressed status in three years
Judge delays scheduled layoffs for Newark police
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, Newark, NJ
Published: Friday, November 12, 2010, 8:12 PM Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:52 AM
NEWARK — A judge sent Newark cops back to the beat and lawyers back to the negotiating table today, granting a 10-day stay of police layoffs in the state’s largest city.
LA fire stations could begin 'brownouts' Fire chief says closures will start on Nov. 21 unless new contract with city is approved
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Fire Department never implemented a staffing plan ordered by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa six weeks ago to boost the department's front-line firefighting ranks and is now threatening to again reduce service citywide in an effort to influence an upcoming union vote.
Talk of outsourcing fire service concerns Big Bear Lake firefighters union
San Bernardino Sun, San Bernardino, CA
Posted: 11/12/2010 03:18:40 PM PST
BIG BEAR LAKE - The firefighters union is concerned some members could lose their job, have it changed or be forced to work in another area if the city goes forward with the idea of outsourcing or merging with another fire agency, a union representative says.
Columbus Mayor Sets 2011 Budget Wishlist
NBC4i.com, Columbus, Ohio
Published: November 15, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced what he's calling "the people's budget" Monday.
In Monday’s paper: Budget woes shrink for firefighters
Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL
Posted Nov 14, 2010 @ 06:52 PM Last update Nov 14, 2010 @ 08:02 PM
The Rockford Fire Department’s share of next year’s $5.5 million general fund deficit is $105,700. Until last month, it was nearly $2 million.
City, Firefighters Still At Odds Over Contract
WFMZ Allentown, Allentown, PA
Posted: 7:27 pm EST November 15, 2010Updated: 7:49 pm EST November 15, 2010
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Two unions have worked with Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski to save the city money.
Task force looks for cuts in West Palm pension plans
Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL
Updated: 7:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 Posted: 7:23 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
In a cash-strapped city, requiring police officers and firefighters to serve more years on the force and eliminating overtime pay in their pension equation could save millions of dollars.
Duluth, firefighters at odds over retiree health-care benefits
Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota
Published November 16 2010
The battle between the city of Duluth and its retirees over health-care benefits has moved to a new front — arbitration.
Town employees protest Local Government Center
Angered by LGC money use
York Weekly, York, ME
November 16, 2010 2:00 AM
NORTH HAMPTON — Approximately 20 representatives of the town's police, fire and teacher unions gathered Monday to voice their dissatisfaction with — and anger at — the Local Government Center over what might be the misuse and redirection of health benefit dollars to the organization's internal operations.
NH firefighters put through their paces to train for crises
The Union Leader, Manchester, NH
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010
LONDONDERRY – Four firefighters in protective hazmat gear and orange galoshes amble down the narrow wooden staircase into the dimly lighted basement of an abandoned furniture store looking for trouble.