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Hammond Professional Firefighters Association Local 556

Hammond firefighters drop charges against councilman, contract negotiations to proceed

HAMMOND | Contract negotiations with Hammond firefighters are back on after the union dropped charges against a city councilman, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. confirmed Thursday.

October 18, 2012 7:15 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
Hammond firefighters show support for tot with cancer

Hammond firefighters show support for tot with cancer

HAMMOND |  A group of Hammond firefighters have joined a national movement to honor a 4-year-old Texas boy with terminal cancer.

June 17, 2012 8:15 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

Unions critical of proposed insurance changes for Hammond employees

HAMMOND | Labor leaders have spoken out against a proposed overhaul of the city health insurance program, calling the changes "drastic" and requesting the City Council take longer than two weeks to review the plan.

May 20, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Extinguish Hammond firefighters' protests

Hammond's firefighters have been showing their disgust with the city's decision to leave one of its ladder trucks unmanned. Fanning the flames of discontent, however, is unwarranted in this case.

January 23, 2012 12:00 am
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