Burning Money

Portland loves its firefighters—and that’s allowed the fire bureau to become one of the most wasteful operations in the city.

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Portland Fire & Rescue’s newest ladder truck is one of the most sophisticated machines of its kind, a 78,000-pound, gleaming red...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Firefighters Accept Zero Cost-of-Living Increases

When Mayor Sam Adams unveiled the initial details of his 2010-11 budget proposal this winter, he said the City of Portland would ask its employees to make wage concessions in the form of zero cost-of-living increases. Now for the first time in recent history, several labor unions, including the one that represents the politically influential Portland firefighters, have agreed to that salary freeze ...   More
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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