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(A Philadelphia Fire Department medic unit.  File photo)

Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters’ Union

At issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.

01/19/2012

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Study Rips Management, Operations of Philadelphia Fire Department

A top-to-bottom assessment of the Philadelphia Fire Department says the department is wracked by low morale and racial strife. And response times are lower than national standards — particularly responses to medical emergencies.

01/18/2012

(Firefighters' union Local 22 president Bill Gault, at lectern, gestures while addressing councilmembers in the City Council caucus room today.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Firefighters’ Union Asks City To Halt Mass Reassignment of Paramedics

“Anything you could do, we would greatly appreciate,” said Bill Gault, head of Firefighters Local 22, in a personal plea to City Council members.

12/08/2011

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Firefighters’ Union: 2nd Suicide Shows Need For Mental Health Resources

Local 22 President Bill Gault says there is a well-qualified Employee Assistance Program in place, but firefighters are reluctant to use it for several reasons.

09/26/2011

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Milton Street.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Endorses Milton Street For Mayor

The union that represents city firefighters — which has battled Mayor Nutter on contract issues and station brownouts — is now endorsing Nutter’s sole Democratic challenger: Milton Street.

04/07/2011

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