• Senate Republicans Kill 9/11 First Responders Bill

    Remember, remember who cared not for our heroes Despicable. Reprehensible. Unfathomable. Cynical. Business as usual. These are all ways to describe the successful effort of Republicans in the United States Senate last week to prevent the 9/11 First Responders Bill from getting an up-or-down vote. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives and […]

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  • Public Safety Worker Collective Bargaining Bill at Risk

    Call Sen. Kay Hagan to Demand Vote on S.3991 The United States Senate is expected to vote on Wednesday on whether or not to debate the National Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (S.3991). The bill would extend minimum collective bargaining rights nationwide to firefighters, police, EMS, and other public safety workers. It overwhelmingly passed the […]

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  • Public Safety Bargaining Bill Passes U.S. House

    Bill now moves to Senate The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward in providing fire fighters, police officers, and other public safety workers collective bargaining rights by passing the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act as an amendment to the war supplemental spending bill moving through the Congress. Most states already provide bargaining […]

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  • Greensboro Firefighters Could Lose Pay Raises Forever

    City set to short change local heroes Firefighters in Greensboro are facing the indefinite loss of pay raises if the city manager’s budget proposal is adopted by council. Longevity pay, a 1% raise for every 5 years of service up to 5% max, would be frozen for all city employees.  For the average firefighter who […]

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