Arbitration Judge To Look At Endicott Fire Department Scheduling Case

By WBNG News

Arbitration Judge To Look At Endicott Fire Department Scheduling Case

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An arbitration judge will decide the scheduling of the Endicott Fire Department.

In January, village leaders decided it wanted to change firefighters schedules June 1st.

Currently they worked 24 hours, and then received 24 hours off.

Union rules had employees working only eight days a month.

The village wants firefighters working 10 hours a day, roughly 16 days a month.

The department's union objected to the change.

Friday in Binghamton Civil Supreme Court, judge Ferris Lebous decided the issue would be decided by an arbitration judge.

Village attorney Paul Sweeney tells Action News that judge should be selected within the next two weeks.

But gives no time frame for when the matter will be resolved.

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