Lakeland Fire Department administrators unfairly retaliated against the president of an employee union, a hearing examiner for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission ruled Thursday. The city was ordered to rescind a reprimand to the union president and transfer two lieutenants to their previous stations, The Ledger reports. The city has 15 days to file any objections and is reviewing the 44-page order before deciding next steps. | Hearing officer’s order

Source: The Ledger

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