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    What are some issues that should be considered in a contract discussion for the "bosses" (those poor souls that tested themselves out of the front seat of the fire truck and into the suburban)?
    Are you salaried or hourly, do you get acting position pay, if you are hourly, how is overtime distributed, if you are salaried and work the 24 on 48 off (or comparable) how is your pay calculated.
    Any other issues you have in your contract, or even better, wish you did.

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    We have a clause in our contract that states no FF's will moonlight in any vollie department. It is also outlined in the union constitution.

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    Now that the standard don't volunteer issue has been brought up...let's end it here and now. LFD2203 and his fellow suburban drivers are working on their first contract. We initially got collective bargaining, put it took a long time for the state labor board to determine if our District Majors were eligable for the collective bargaining. So let's be helpful in getting their first contract together and leave all the old fights for seperate threads.

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    I take it you're referring to the Batt Chief or equivalent. Ours are members of the union, and work the same 24 hr shifts-we only have 5 stations, our 1 Batt Chief is the Shift commander. He is paid hourly, 10% above a Captain. We have Lts, (10% above FF), Capt (8% above Lt), and BC. The pay raise is the same for acting positions, any time you fill the slot for more than 2 hours. BCs-we only have 3, 1 per shift-fall in by OT hrs worked on the officers OT list. Those with the least hours worked get called first.

    The BC's responsibilities include:
    -Act as IC on fires and multi-company responses.
    -Scheduling, to include determining company assignments.
    -Determines need for overtime to fulfill minimum manning.
    -Makes daily rounds to outlying stations, to pick up/deliver interdept. correspondence.
    -Checks all his shift's run reports for discrepancies
    -Ensures SOPS/SOGs/Dept Regulations are followed
    -Supervises FD Dispatch

    One policy we put into effect after much heartbreak was that, if the BC works overtime he fills the vacancy on the company, not the BC job, unless the regular BC is off. It's not right to bump a shift commander out of his position on his own shift.

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    Good points. Thanks, you got our job responsibilities pretty close. Any more input out there?

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