Firefighting News: Washington D.C. Mayor Plans to Push Forward with Firefighter Shift Changes

04/23/2014
Mayor Vincent C. Gray vowed to move forward with a deeply controversial proposal to change the way firefighters' work shifts are arranged, over the objections of at least one of his possible successors, reports The Washington Post. D.C. Wins Ruling on Changing Firefighters Schedules Last week, the citys Public Employee Relations Board ruled that the fire department is free to move to a new work schedule of shorter but more frequent shifts -- upending the long-standing 24 hours on, 72 hours off schedule that has allowed many firefighters to live hundreds of miles from the city. "We're happy with the PERB decision, and we intend to move forward with the implementation of the PERB decis...

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