Leadership

Hours Cut for New York Firemen

Issue 1 and Volume 90.

Hours Cut for New York Firemen As the first step in the establishment of the three-platoon system for members of the New York Fire Department, Commissioner McElligott has announced that the firemen will receive one day off in nine. It is expected that the system will he in operation by the end of 1939, and when it is, the firemen will work eight hours a day and will have a six-day week. Under the temporary arrangement, the men will work ninety-six hours each ten days, with 144 hours off during that period, as compared to the previous working hour schedule of 120 hours. The men will work four nine-hour day shifts, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., then four 15-hour night shifts, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have twenty-four hours off before they go back to the day shift. Commissioner McElligott plans to appoint three hundred new…

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