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Hammond council debates firefighters contract proposal

HAMMOND | Debate over firefighters' seniority days began in the Hammond City Council chambers Monday, but discussion was tabled for a future meeting.

April 14, 2014 10:15 pm

Works board requests police look into union negotiation misconduct

HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works and Safety has requested an investigation to see if a new ordinance is considered an unfair labor action between the city of Hammond and Hammond Firefighters Local 556.

April 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Ordinance to amend Hammond firefighters' contract causes tension

HAMMOND | Three weeks after Hammond firefighters and the city signed a contract, an ordinance pitched by 6th District Councilman Homero Hinojosa is causing tempers to flare.

April 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Hammond firefighters vote to accept contract

HAMMOND | Hammond Firefighters Local 556 voted to accept a new contract offered by the city, although many of them are describing it as disappointing, union President Ed Lomeli said.

February 09, 2014 6:30 pm

Hammond police agree to contract with city, talks with firefighters still on hold

HAMMOND | Hammond firefighters may receive a smaller raise than other city employees in 2013, with Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. saying Friday he doesn't foresee a last-minute rally to save contract negotiations.

September 28, 2012 9:40 pm

Report identifies cost savings in Hammond Fire Department

HAMMOND | Removing a fire engine from service and reworking overtime pay are ways the city can reduce costs in the Hammond Fire Department, according to a report released this week.

August 28, 2012 9:45 pm

Hammond begins contract negotiations

HAMMOND | City administrators and labor leaders are heading to the bargaining table as the Hammond's major union contracts come up for renewal.

August 20, 2012 6:06 pm

McDermott cancels starting negotiations with firefighters union after charges against councilman

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has canceled a meeting to start contract negotiations with the city's firefighters union in protest over pending charges within the labor organization against City Council President Michael Opinker.

August 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Hammond firefighters union formalizing charges against city councilman

HAMMOND | The Hammond firefighters union intends to file charges within the labor organization against City Council President Michael Opinker tied to the controversial overhaul of the city's health insurance program.

June 16, 2012 7:34 pm
Council considers renaming fire station after Pucalik

Council considers renaming fire station after Pucalik

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council has begun the process to rename a fire station after former Councilwoman Kathleen Pucalik, who died earlier this month.

July 28, 2011 12:00 am
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