The Takeaway

Reduced to Minimum Wage: A Firefighter's Struggle

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What would you do if your salary was reduced to that of a teenager working at McDonalds? To hundreds of public officials, this scenario has become a harsh reality.

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Mourners Honor Fallen NYC Firefighter

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A New York City fire lieutenant who died fighting a Brooklyn blaze is being laid to rest on Long Island.



City Blocked From Hiring New Firefighters Based On 'Invalid' Entrance Exam

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A federal judge is blocking the city from hiring new firefighters, based on a 2007 hiring test, which he says was unfair to black and Hispanic applicants. The New York City Fire Department says it needs to hire 300 new members before the end of August. But Judge Nicholas Garaufis says the city can only do this if it can prove its hiring needs are so urgent that they justify using a test that Garuafis describes as "invalid."

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FDNY Commissioner Under Fire

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Firefighters protest fire house closures outside City Hall

Firefighters protest fire house closures outside City Hall

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says he'll be forced to close 16 firehouses unless the firefighters union agrees to reduce staff at 60 engine companies. Scoppetta says ...