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Local Firefighters Union Protests Outside Fundraiser

November 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Members of IAFF Local 1715 conducted what was termed a “peaceful demonstration” Thursday evening outside of a downtown restaurant- the site of a fund raiser for Cumberland Mayor Brian Grim.  Local union president Ken McKenzie tells WCBC News that members of the mayor and city council are refusing to meet with the firefighters to continue the negotiation process needed to resolve some of the differences that have resulted by switching insurance companies.  The matter is now in litigation as the firefighters unions have taken legal action against the city.  Thursday’s protest outside of a political fundraiser gives every indication that the union plans to make this a campaign issue in the months ahead…

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