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    Would it be considered an unfair labor practice to replace a 48 hour union position (two fixed 24 hour shifts/week) with 2 call personnel working two 10 hour shifts (8a-6p). The union position is fully funded for this fiscal year and was posted with 3 qualified ff/medics turning in applications. Thanks for your thoughts, billfires

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    So if I took this right, there is a position open correct? And the administration wants to fill the void with 2 call people to reduce OT? Am I heading the right way or not? Or did I misread what you wrote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billfires View Post
    Would it be considered an unfair labor practice to replace a 48 hour union position (two fixed 24 hour shifts/week) with 2 call personnel working two 10 hour shifts (8a-6p). The union position is fully funded for this fiscal year and was posted with 3 qualified ff/medics turning in applications. Thanks for your thoughts, billfires
    Are you IAFF, and do you have an attorney to represent the Local?
    You should also contact the PFFM (if you are affiliated) and ask their opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    "Firehouse lawyers" are like broken clocks, they are only right about twice a day.
    That is being generous!

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    +1 to what CaptainGonzo said.
    + review your contract

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    To clarify, we get 48 hours at straight time. We are budgeted for 3 full time people working fixed 24 hour shifts (Tue & Thur, Wed & Fri, and Sat & Mon). There is funding to cover Sun from 8am-12 Midnight with call guys. We are attempting to go IAFF & PFFM but will have to do so as a sub local. Just threw this out to see if anyone has run into this before. Thanks, billfires

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    They can do anything they want with unoccupied positions. It can only be unfair labor if they are affecting employees.

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