Animus Toward Union Taints Budget Cuts

Stittleburg, Phillipe
January 2008
Fire Chief;Jan2008, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p28
Trade Publication
The article discusses the decision made by the Fire Protection District in Edgerton, Wisconsin to raise money to buy a fire truck through the dismissal of three full-time firefighters. The district asserts that it was due to budget shortfall, however, the employees' union argues that the move has been subject to mandatory bargaining. Moreover, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) has ordered that the firefighters should return to their positions.


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