Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters' UnionAt 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.
Study Rips Management, Operations of Philadelphia Fire DepartmentA 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.
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.
Firefighters’ Union Gets Restraining Order Against CityThe Philadelphia firefighters' union went to court on Friday and got a judge to stop the mayor, at least temporarily, from taking action to remove paramedics from the fire union.