Diversity On St. Louis Fire Department; Post Ferguson

With the indictment, or non-indictment, of police officer Darren Wilson looming-most of the municipalities close to Ferguson are gearing up for what some think will be a riot. On the surface it looks like the reaction of the community over the shooting of unarmed teen Mike Brown was self-inflicted by the Ferguson government. When you

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Combustion By F.I.R.E. Introduction

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Pt. 2 of 4 part article on City firefighter’s pension

City Burning? Fire Fighters vs City over control of pensions May 1, 2012 by admin in City Burning?, Labor News From Our Region Part 2: Pension fight smokescreen for control By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher St. Louis – The current fight between fire fighters and City Hall over reducing pension costs is little more than a

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Part 1 of a 4 part article on City firefighter’s pension fund

City fire fighters pension fund earned $40 million interest ‘profit’ from self-contributions April 23, 2012 by admin in City Burning?, Labor News From Our Region PART 1: The Retirement Issue By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher St. Louis – As the battle over fire fighters’ pensions rages in the city, Labor Tribune research for a new series

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Imagine this, imagine that

Adolphus M. Pruitt Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:05 am Imagine this, imagine that By Adolphus Pruitt Imagine this; a school where the majority of moms, grandmothers and great grandmothers of 1,200 children get together for a morning breakfast in the school, calling it Mom & Muffins. Imagine the looks on the faces of the

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St. Louis American’s Political Eye March 29, 2012

Slay plays race card – differently     Mayor Slay A past St. Louis American political cartoon parodying Mayor Slay’s racial blunders and the inane quizzes posted on his campaign website. Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:10 am Slay plays race card – differently St. Louis American Even those who disagree with him most would

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F.I.R.E.’s Response To Editorial: St.Louis American March 15, 2012

Written March 20, 2012. Published in the American March 29, 2012. F.I.R.E.’s Response To The Editorial Dated March 15, 2012 Friday March 16, 2012 the public safety committee voted to “locally control” the Firemen’s Retirement System (FRS) claiming that it would help the City sustain the system and would be best for Firefighters and citizens alike. With

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Editorial From The St. Louis American Paper

Pension fracas shows structural defects Firefighters Pension Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed was recently joined by Alderman Greg Carter, chair of the board’s Public Safety Committee, and members of F.I.R.E. and Firefighters Local 73 at City Hall in announcing an alternative to Mayor Slay’s recent proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension system. Posted: Thursday,

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F.I.R.E.’s Fair And Equitable Movement Still Working

Written March 13, 2012 Historic; that’s what the President of the Board of Aldermen said after helping to facilitate an idea of togetherness that the Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality (F.I.R.E.) proposed six years ago. This “Bridge Committee,” made up of equal numbers of F.I.R.E. and Local 73 has the potential to help bring the

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Monarch Fire District fires four high-ranking officers

Monarch Fire District fires four high-ranking officers BY STEPHEN DEERE • sdeere@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8116 STLtoday.com | Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:19 am | (27) Comments CHESTERFIELD • The Monarch Fire Protection District fired four high-ranking officials over the weekend with little explanation. The district’s three-member Board of Directors held a closed meeting on Saturday.

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