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    FDNY Union Chief Cassidy Leaves UFA

    By Michael Barasch

    In September, The Chief reported that Steve Cassidy, the long-time head of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, was stepping down to take a newly created position as executive director of the Fire Pension Fund. James Slevin, the UFA’s vice president for the past 14 years, will serve the remainder of Cassidy’s term, which runs to April 30, […]

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    Court Refuses to dismiss Police Officer’s Personal Injury Case Based on Pension Board’s Determination

    By Dominique A. Penson

    NYC firefighters and police officers have similar pension rights and their pension boards operate very much alike.  As a result, cases that determine firefighters’ rights are applicable to police officers’ cases and vice versa. In one recent case, a New York appeals court rejected an attempt by the City of New York to prevent a […]

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