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IAFF Union wins right to bargain for Nanticoke workers


AUGUST 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

IAFF Union wins right to bargain for Nanticoke workers


REGION, July 29th-The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Union Local 2655 was successful in organizing workers of the Nanticoke Fire Department Community Ambulance. The union won the right to represent the employees of the Nanticoke ambulance personnel after successfully winning an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia.

The IAFF filed a petition with the NLRB on June 11th, 2010 requesting the agency conduct an election to determine if the employees wanted to be represented by the Union for the purpose of collective bargaining.

On July 16th, the 15 eligible to vote workers voted 7 for union representation to 3 against.

According to the NLRB, the election was certified on July 27th after the employer failed to challenge the balloting result.

The union won the right to represent all land transport and emergency medical service personnel including paramedics and EMT’s employed by Nanticoke. The Nanticoke firefighters are already represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters.

The IAFF also represent firefighters in Carbondale, Scranton, Dunmore, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Hazleton. Scranton is the largest unit of firefighters the IAFF represents in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

According to the petition requesting the NLRB conduct the election, Attorney Stephen Richman of Philadelphia filed the petition on behalf of the IAFF.

The Employer representative to be contacted was Dan Shaw the petition states.

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