Houston Firefighters Union Sues City Over Staff Cuts

Law360, Houston (February 25, 2014, 9:59 PM EST) -- The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association was dealt a setback Tuesday when a Texas judge denied its request to stop the city from limiting emergency services to cover $8.5 million in unexpected overtime pay, a move the union says violates its collective bargaining agreement.

Harris County District Judge Elaine H. Palmer denied HPFFA’s request for a temporary restraining order, on the same day the union filed suit against Houston over a so-called “rolling brownout plan” it launched after the fire department’s revelation that it was on...
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