CLINTON — Clinton Fire Department now has two more trucks approved to handle Basic Life Support medical calls after a city council vote during a Monday special session.
The council tabled a decision on the upgrade at its June 4 meeting, mayor Carolyn Peters citing concerns about volunteer firefighters performing work also performed by union ambulance service personnel. Peters said, while many of her concerns had been addressed, the issue of non-union personnel performing union functions had not. She felt it was clear from firefighter’s union correspondence that the union approved the arrangement. But, she said it was not clear to her the ambulance service union did. Since other hospital employees are represented by the AFSCME local in addition to the ambulance workers, her interpretation was that all of those members needed to approve the arrangement.For the complete article see the 06-12-2012 issue.
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