Hundreds Rally To Support Arbitration Raise For Boston Firefighters- 06/04/10
By Doug Cunningham
Labor leaders are rallying behind Boston firefighters, demanding that the city honor an arbitrator’s decision to give the firefighters raises. The union says the raise totals 16.5 percent over a four year contract. It includes a two and a half percent increase in return for firefighters undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Hundreds rallied to support the firefighters in Boston Thursday. Unions supporting them include the Greater Boston Labor Council, the Boston Teachers Union, United Steel Workers, a Boston police union and Boston’s Newspaper Printing Pressmen union.