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Stories tagged: Spokane Firefighters Union


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Five face discipline as city wraps investigation of bullying and hazing within Spokane Fire Department

The city of Spokane will discipline five firefighters after concluding its investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying at Spokane Fire Department Station 2.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Flyer targeting Spokane City Council candidate Matthew Howes was a cheap shot

A flyer that attacked Spokane City Council candidate Matthew Howes for restaurant violations was a slimy and poorly executed effort that fuels our political cynicism.


Spokane fire captain contests discipline after incident with patient

A Spokane firefighter is contesting a three-shift suspension he received after being charged with assaulting a patient on a medical call.


Spokane firefighters will continue to answer medical calls in SUVs

SUVs will continue to respond to some medical emergencies in Spokane, according to an agreement announced Monday between the city and the firefighters union. The agreement follows a vote by …


Stuckart action referred to city’s ethics panel

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the subject of a possible ethics violation for leaking what city officials call a “highly confidential email regarding a pending matter of litigation.” …


Mayor David Condon fights judge’s ruling on fire appointments

Spokane Mayor David Condon is fighting for the power to hire more political appointees in the Fire Department even though a judge has said he can’t and the City Council …


Council will consider park department reorganization

The Spokane City Council will consider Monday wholesale changes to the makeup of the park department, widening the scope of the mayor’s appointing powers. The decision follows similar moves in …


Task force calls for restoring fire service on South Hill

A mayoral task force says Spokane should return first-response firefighting capability to a South Hill fire station. But Mayor David Condon doesn’t appear ready to take that advice just yet. …


Park Board seeks rule change

The push to strip civil service protections from managers is continuing at City Hall. Later this month, the Spokane City Council will consider a request from the Park Board to …


Spokane campaign group fails to report funds

Spokane’s Feb. 12 special election has spawned three official campaign organizations, along with campaign reporting violations. It wasn’t until mid-December when the Spokane City Council decided to hold the Feb. …


Jobs stymie budget action

Spokane Mayor David Condon’s plan to approve a budget without increasing property taxes is on hold as the City Council struggles with further cuts to police and fire services. The …


Labor deal has familiar look

Eight months after the Spokane City Council rejected a firefighters labor contract negotiated by the last mayor, the new mayor has agreed to nearly the same terms. City officials say …


Firefighter contract negotiations stall

Spokane city administrators and firefighters have reached an impasse in contract negotiations following the rejection of a proposed contract agreed to by former Mayor Mary Verner. The Spokane Firefighters Union …


Council to tackle firefighter contract

Spokane city leaders are readying for a showdown with the Spokane Firefighters Union over a three-year contract negotiated between the firefighters and former Mayor Mary Verner in the final days …


Verner, fire union reached deal

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and the leadership of the city’s fire union tentatively agreed to a new contract in the final days of Verner’s term. But the deal still …


Deal saves Spokane firefighting jobs

Spokane won’t lose a fire station and firefighters won’t face pink slips for 2011. The Spokane firefighters union voted last week to accept Mayor Mary Verner’s request to forgo raises …


Deal with firefighters would preserve jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


Firefighters make concessions to save jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


City jobs on the line as mayor presents budget

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner presented her grim 2011 budget to the City Council on Monday still without having achieved union concessions. That means the loss of 120 city jobs remains …


City, firefighters reach deal to avoid cuts

Spokane firefighters likely will be spared layoffs thanks to a deal reached last week between union leaders and city administrators. The sides agreed to create a new early retirement program …