Chicago Firefighters Who Got COVID-19 Say They Were Told It Is Not Considered An On-The-Job IllnessHundreds of Chicago firefighters who got COVID-19 said they were stunned when they were told it is not considered an on-the-job illness.
No New Ambulances Coming, Response Times Still Sometimes Long, And CFD Whistleblower Says Pandemic Has Made Shortage WorseA whistleblower exposed to CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that a critical Chicago Fire Department ambulance shortage has been made worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor, Firefighters' Union Sign New Contract, With $95 Million In Back Pay, But Next Round Of Negotiations Only Six Months OffRank-and-file firefighters’ previous contract with the city expired in 2017, so the new deal lasts only through next June, and negotiations on the next contract will begin in March.
Some Chicago Firefighters To Be Tested For COVID-19 Before And After WorkSome Chicago firefighters and paramedics will now be tested for coronavirus before and after work.
Chicago Firefighters Say Long Wait For COVID-19 Test Results Is MaddeningChicago firefighters say they are having to wait much too long for their COVID-19 test results.
Hotel Essex Providing 274 Rooms For First Responders Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak“We must do everything we can to be responsive to the needs of our heroes on the front lines of this fight," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Quinn Gets Backing Of Firefighters; State Police Group Endorses RaunerIn the race for governor, the Republican and Democratic candidates received competing endorsements Thursday from groups representing some of the state’s police officers and firefighters.
Firefighters Union Backs Ordinance To Allow Renters To Stay Put During ForeclosuresThe union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.
Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor's Plan To Cut Health Care SubsidyUnion leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
Chico Wins Support Of Firefighters' UnionMayoral candidate Gery Chico picked up the support of Chicago’s firefighters Tuesday morning.