Leadership

N. Y. Firemen Try for Eight-Hour Day

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

N. Y. Firemen Try for Eight-Hour Day Another step to better working conditions for the firemen of New York City has been provided in a bill drawn up for the establishment of three platoons. The bill reads as follows: “Section 1—After June first, nineteen hundred and thirtyone, no member of the uniformed force of the Fire Department, except the chief of the department, shall be required to be on duty for more than eight hours a day in any one period of twenty-four hours; and all such members, subject to such exception, shall be entitled to at least one day of rest in every calendar week. The head of such department shall divide the members of such uniformed force into such divisions and assign them to such tours of duty that the purposes of this local law shall be accomplished. But in the event of a conflagration or other similar…

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