On June 8, 2016, Arbitrator Thomas Maroney ruled that the City of Syracuse violated its collective bargaining agreement with the Syracuse Firefighters, Local 280, IAFF, AFL-CIO, when it unilaterally increased the health insurance premium contributions that hundreds of retired firefighters were required to make to maintain coverage. To read more about this important decision, click […]
Substantial Award of Back Pay, Benefits, and Possible Reinstatement for Firefighter Unlawfully Placed on Unpaid Leave
On June 19, 2015, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department held in a case litigated by Blitman & King LLP that the City of Syracuse unlawfully placed Firefighter John Williams on unpaid, involuntary leave in violation of the New York State Civil Service Law. Firefighter Williams, who was removed from active […]
Legal Updates and Strategies Involving Collective Bargaining and Impasse Procedures and General Municipal Law Section 207-A
Nathaniel G. Lambright, Esq. will be presenting Legal Updates and Strategies Involving Collective Bargaining and Impasse Procedures and General Municipal Law Section 207-A on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the 76th Annual New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association Convention at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York.