Local 3112

Cass County Professional Firefighters


South Metro

West Peculiar

Harrisonville

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You may be wondering why does it matter if the local firefighters are union or not? Well there are many opinions on this matter, such as it protects jobs, pay, and work conditions.  Ultimately although it affects you indirectly it protects you the public.  Being a union shop it helps protect jobs, the city or district has a harder time cutting staffing to save money in times of need which would effect your coverage and response times.   It allows us to make sure we have safe and proper equipment to provide you with these services. It also gives us an outlet to give back to the community outside of the department.  

Union

1. Wages, benefits and working conditions are protected by a legal contract.

2. A contract spells out how much each worker earns.

3. Unions negotiate raises for everyone. Members vote on it and if they feel it’s an unfair, they can vote it down.

4. If you are unfairly disciplined, unions provide due process to protect against unscrupulous supervisors.

5. If you don’t like something at work you can work together with your union to change it.

Non-Union


1. Management can change wages, benefits and working conditions unilaterally.


2.No one knows how much anyone else earns. Disparate treatment/favoritism exists.


3.If you want a raise you must plead your case to a supervisor or manager.


4.If you are unfairly disciplined, you are on your own (at-will employee). You’re subject solely to policy.


5.If you don’t like something at work, you are at the mercy of management.

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES A UNION MAKE?

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The 3 departments making up Cass County Professional Firefighters 3112 cover over 114 sq. miles in Cass County, MO.