Category Archives: Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456

The numbers

The official count approving the city’s contract with fire are here. The Stockton Professional Firefighters Association Local 456 voted: Yes 97     No 54 That is a 64 percent approval. This comes as  a follow-up to this story.

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The addresses

As for redacting other names in the document, that’s not the same.

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What happened last night

The proposal to adjust police Chief Blair Ulring’s pay — cutting some things, raising others — was defeated by a single vote. City Manager Bob Deis had recommended the changes because they would allow the city to hold on to Ulring, who would retire otherwise, and save the city another round of headhunting, or the [...]

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Mediation next week in fire labor talks

In case you missed it, City Hall declared an impasse this week in labor talks with its fire union. Mediation is set for Wednesday and Friday next week.

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Fire layoff notices going out

An agreement has been signed that allowed layoff notices for firefighters to be issued. (For background, catch up here, here and here.) Here’s a copy of the agreement. It does not suspend minimum staffing requirements between now and July 1. The number of scheduled layoffs in the Fire Department under the “Plan B” city budget [...]

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Tentative deal on layoff notices

City spokeswoman Connie Cochran says City Hall and the fire union have reached a conceptual agreement this evening that would allow layoff notices to be issued to the 48 firefighters whose jobs are to be eliminated under one budget proposal. Details are still being worked out and a deal is not yet finalized, she said. [...]

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Begging for layoff notices

Something you don’t hear too often: people pleading for layoff notices. Three Stockton firefighters, who said they are among the 48 scheduled to be laid off under the city’s proposed “Plan B” budget, did just that tonight. The firefighters said they can’t be added to a statewide displaced firefighters list and compete for jobs at [...]

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Any day now

While waiting for an arbitrator to make his ruling in the protracted City Hall and firefighters union arbitration (a decision is expected any day), I’ve had the opportunity to read through a flurry of written briefs filed by each side since testimony wrapped up in February. If you’re bored this weekend, thought maybe you’d like [...]

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Fire union’s letter and offer

Today’s story about Stockton’s budget crisis mentioned a letter from the firefighters union to elected leaders that outlines an offer by the unions in negotiations. Click here to read the letter. The union outlines its offer on pages 3 and 4. A quick note: There’s a dispute over the timing of the union’s offer. Fire [...]

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Fire union’s response to grand jury report

Here’s the fire union’s response to the civil grand jury report critical of Fire Department staffing. Record colleague Christian Burkin has a full report in Tuesday’s paper.

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