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Court Monitor Again Approves the Arbitration Settlement Process in the Firefighter Case


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 02-05-2015





Contact:  Stephanie York, Communications Director, City of Akron

                (330) 365-2345  [email protected]


Akron, Ohio (February 4, 2015) - This evening, the Court Monitor in the Howe v. City of Akron case reaffirmed his approval of the Arbitration Settlement Agreement.  This decision will permit the City to make promotions of firefighters based on "time in service" seniority and certification (training), while the promotion-by-examination process winds its way through the courts.

"I am extremely appreciative that the monitor recognizes how important making a quick decision is to the safety of our firefighters and our citizens, and that he did not take the entire 14 days allotted to him by Judge Adams in which to make his decision," noted Firefighters Local 330 Union President Russ Brode.

"Being able to fill the management level positions is extremely vital to the efficiency of the fire department. We have been without permanent promotions for far too long and I am glad that at least the monitor can see the need for expediency in the process," said Mayor Don Plusquellic.

The Court Monitor's decision now goes back to Judge Adams for his consideration and approval.



For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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