Tag Archives: Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456

More from City Hall: Fire deal approved

7:16 p.m.: Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke is discussing the agreement. He is suggesting that the city carve out the co-pay provisions and pass the contract. If that disrupts the negotiation, he said, staff would return to council to address that. Vice Mayor Kathy Miller is making that motion. The item is approved 6-0. Fire […]

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Fire deal

Gary Malloy, a retired businessman who has been watching and commenting on the city’s budget deliberations this year, was at City Hall for this afternoon’s meeting of the City Council’s budget and finance committee. His assessment of the administration’s proposed labor deal with Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456 – “I’m pretty disappointed that we only […]

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Polling

A pollster interested in police and fire salaries and City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. called a resident Wednesday to ask if that person would: Support a ballot initiative requiring that Stockton have 1.8 police officers and 1.2 firefighters per 1,000 residents regardless of its economic impact on the city; Support a ballot initiative mandating police […]

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Macedo: Firefighters displeased with police deal

The City Council this evening is likely to formalize its labor agreement with Stockton police officers. Fire Capt. Dave Macedo, president of Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456, was not impressed. “I’m not going to say anything on the deal they made, but it definitely has an impact on what we’re going to do,” he said. […]

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Fire Capt. Macedo: “No way in hell”

In his report of action taken in closed session, City Attorney Ren Nosky this evening said the City Council had not only approved a tentative agreement with Stockton Police Officers Association, but also with Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456. That there was no mention of the fire deal (one worth $7.2 million to the city […]

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More from City Hall: Ending with little talk on labor deals

8:03 p.m.: On to council comments. Vice Mayor Kathy Miller: “I just want to say that this weekend there were some really great events going on around here.” It was the Fourth of July weekend, and though there were no fireworks on the Fourth (budget cuts) there was Taste of San Joaquin. Councilman Elbert Holman […]

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More from City Hall: Hittle on the deal

Fire Chief Ron Hittle took a minute to the side to talk about the tentative labor deal. He said he believes the union membership will ratify it. “I’m very proud of them to come to the table,” he said. He said the $7.2 million in concessions “more than likely” averted station closures (brownouts, they’re called) or layoffs. Of […]

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More from City Hall: Police and fire deals approved

Mayor Ann Johnston is calling the City Council meeting to order. City Attorney Ren Nosky is reporting on the tentative police deal: The vote was 6-1. Councilman Dale Fritchen dissented. The deal is for a 15 percent raise retroactive to June 30, 2008. In return, the union would give $4.2 million in concessions. That involves […]

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More from City Hall: Development in fire negotiation

7:06 p.m.: City Manager Gordon Palmer has gotten to the Fire Department, and he is calling Fire Chief Ron Hittle up to address the administration’s negotiation with the fire union over $9.3 million in concessions the city is relying on. Hittle said the department currently has 27 vacancies. He said the most the city has […]

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On budget and fire

The City Council opened its annual budget study session this evening, and though the administration’s budget proposal was unusual (In the Police Department budget is Account No. 025-6430: COPS Hiring Recovery Grant, and in the Fire Department is a line item for “concessions from labor groups to be negotiated.”), the start of this year’s installment of […]

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