Philly Needs To Fill Vacant Firefighter Posts, Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (May 16, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Tuesday gave the city of Philadelphia until May 25 to fill 17 budgeted captain and lieutenant vacancies in the city’s fire department that union officials claim have gone unfilled in violation of civil service regulations.

Just one day after International Association of Firefighters Local 22 filed suit in Philadelphia County court seeking to force the city to comply with civil service regulations it said mandated that budgeted vacancies be filled expeditiously, Judge Leon Tucker issued an order giving the city just...
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