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Update: General Assembly pulls firefighters right to overtime pay bills

Update: General Assembly pulls firefighters right to overtime pay bills

Update: The General Assembly pulled companion firefighters overtime bills from consideration by House and Senate committees on Thursday afternoon. PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island firefighters headed back to the State House today were turned around as Senate and House  companion bills protecting the state’s fire services personnel, police and emergency services personnel from forced shift structures exceeding […]

When the law feels un-American, who is at risk?

When the law feels un-American, who is at risk?

A look into the real-time efforts of organized union-busting NORTH KINGSTOWN – While firefighters across the state are defending their right to good faith bargaining with regard to platoon, shift and wage structures, a local attorney and his firm are providing municipalities with a veritable road map to erasing collective bargaining and workers’ protections in […]

FFAA and Collective Bargaining under attack

FFAA and Collective Bargaining under attack

Municipalities jump through the newly created hoop of managerial rights “We are on the right side of the issue morally and ethically, and although the Town reversed its commitment to waive the timelines that led to today’s decision in their favor, we remain undeterred in our commitment to ensuring our safety, and in turn, the […]

Breaking: North Kingstown Fire Fighters Union Addresses Supreme Court Platoon Structure Ruling

Breaking: North Kingstown Fire Fighters Union Addresses Supreme Court Platoon Structure Ruling

“We are on the right side of the issue morally and ethically, and although the Town reversed its commitment to waive the timelines that led to today’s decision in their favor, we remain undeterred in our commitment to ensuring our safety, and in turn, the safety of our residents. This dangerous experiment needs to end […]

Supreme Court Rules Against North Kingstown Firefighters

Supreme Court Rules Against North Kingstown Firefighters

Breaking – The Rhode Island Supreme Court in a 25-page decision today ruled in favor of the Town of North Kingstown in its years-long battle with its firefighters, IAFF NKFFA Local 1651. The heated discord between town and union began over the town’s unilateral implementation of changes to the department’s wage, shift and platoon schedules. […]

POLL: Town Owes More Than $4M in Damages to Firefighters.

NKFFA Takes the Numbers to Twitter – Firefighters Owed $4M Plus

NKFFA Takes the Numbers to Twitter – Firefighters Owed $4M Plus

North Kingstown – On Monday, the North Kingstown Firefighters (NKFFA) IAFF Local 1651 took their fight with the Town of North Kingstown to Twitter, using social media streams to disseminate the numbers on damages – now more than $4 million.  The actual amount, $4,056,268 encompasses monies owed from the date of the Town’s implementation of […]