(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Town of Jackson Council and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special Joint Information Meeting to discuss the collective bargaining process with the local firefighter union. On February 22, Local Union 5067 of the International Association of Firefighters requested a meeting with the Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners. Officials subsequently set the meeting for today at 3 p.m. to negotiate a contract for the paid full time firefighters at Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. "Our goal is to come up with a contract that continues to ensure public safety, firefighter safety, and utilizes the best practices for the operation of the department," said a response letter sent by John Tobey, the president of the local firefighters union. In August, full-time career firefighters in Jackson organized as a labor union under the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
under the organization are full-time emergency service personnel employed
by Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Teton County. The 17 cross-trained, dual-role
firefighters provide the majority of Teton County’s 911 responses for fires
and medical emergencies.
“The firefighters seek to preserve working, middle-class wages and
opportunity for our members to live in the county they work to protect,”
said Tobey in a release announcing the union in late 2015.
The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at the County Chambers and is set to last two
The full union, and Town and County correspondence prior to this meeting is
available to review here.
*Feature Photo: h/t Local Union 5067 / Pitchengine Communities*