Carpentersville fire union clashing with village over scheduling
Nov 13, 2013 11:02 AM -
Carpentersville's full-time firefighters say cost-saving moves by the village spell slower response times that will jeopardize residents' safety. And they've launched a campaign to warn the public of what they view as understaffing of the village's three fire stations. The village administration, however, says firefighters have "buyer's remorse" about their new contract and really are lamenting the anticipated loss of overtime. The campaign is nothing more than a scare tactic, village leaders say. "Management is in charge of the village, not the union," Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said.