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Firefighter Union Files Suit

October 4th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The union representing Cumberland fire fighters has filed suit against the city over the collective bargaining agreement. The city, although coming to terms with the other bargaining groups, has been unable to reach agreement with IAFF Local 1715 representing the fire department personnel and there is a dispute over a change in health care coverage. The city wants to include the firefighters union as part of a cooperative local government insurance trust. Local 1715 President Ken McKenzie told WCBC News that the primary point of contention is a safety issue as the department would like to see the staffing numbers increased from the previous agreement…


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