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Firefighters Approve; Four Unions Reject Mayor’s Call for Pay Freeze

12:00AM
January
26, 2009

Columbus firefighters Monday agreed to give up their pay raises this year to help the city balance its budget – the only union representing city employees to make that promise so far. In return, Mayor Coleman promises that no firefighters will be laid off.

Firefighters President Disputes City Budget Projections

Columbus mayor Coleman says firefighter staffing will reach its highest level in 2007; union president disputes projection
12:00AM
November 16, 2006

The president of the Columbus Fire Fighters Union says he doesn’t believe the city will employ a record 1,555 firefighters by the end of 2007 as projected in the city’s 2007 budget.