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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | City administrators and labor leaders are heading to the bargaining table as the Hammond's major union contracts come up for renewal.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council has begun the process to rename a fire station after former Councilwoman Kathleen Pucalik, who died earlier this month.
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