☑ Union Authorizes a Strike
Union President Kevin Burkhart met with hundreds of EMT's, Paramedics and Nurses to update the membership on what has become a very tense contract negotiation with Rural Metro and Southwest Ambulance. During special meetings held January 22nd and 23rd, the membership voted near unanimously (99%) to authorize Union leadership to call a strike over the many unfair labor practices.
Longevity Pay Withheld
Rural Metro has unlawfully withheld, and continues to withhold contractual pay from senior employees despite rulings of the NLRB.
Rural Metro unlawfully reduced pension benefits for nearly 1,100 people, and continues to do so despite a ruling from an arbitrator.
Bad Faith Bargaining
Recently the NLRB filed a federal complaint against Rural Metro for bad-faith negotiations.
The Local I-60, a local of the International Association of Firefighters, was established and chartered in 1992, and has successfully and faithfully represented its members for 22 years. Representing over 800 EMTs, Paramedics and Registered Nurses who provide emergency services to communities throughout Arizona, the Local I-60 was founded to collectively bargain for fair wages, hours, and working conditions while improving the EMS profession.
Special Meetings Tomorrow and Friday
This posting serves as notice for a special meeting of the Local I-60 membership. The Special Meeting will be held shift friendly in all areas at the times indicated below. Locations will be confirmed and posted to the Union’s website as well as sent via e-mail to all members. You…
Special Meeting Notice
By a unanimous vote of the Local I-60’s Executive Board, a special meeting has been called to be held on both Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 and Friday, January 23rd, 2015 in Maricopa County, Pinal County and Pima County.
NLRB Issues Complaint Against Rural Metro
In what has become an epic tale of the Local I-60, just days ago the United State’s National Labor Relations Board issued a formal complaint against Rural Metro (Southwest Ambulance) arising from the Local I-60’s Unfair Labor Practice filed with the same agency in early November, 2014.
2014 Election Results
The votes are in, and the committee has announced the official results of the 2014 Union Officer elections.
Helping our own
As EMS professionals we spend our days caring for others in their time of need. It is unfortunate that one of our very own paramedics, Mike Kacsur, is in need of our caring support.