Panama City and the Teamsters Union are heading to an impasse over a contract for the city's police officers.
Negotiators for the city have rejected all of the proposals and counter proposals made by the negotiators from the Teamsters local 991 out of Mobile.
Officers voted to have the union represent them about a year ago. Sources tell NewsChannel 7 the city will not be making anymore counter-offers, so the union is asking a federal mediator to step in to resolve some of the issues.
The main sticking-point has been salary increases.
The city says it doesn't have the money to give any raises. Future negotiations have been canceled, and both sides are supplying possible dates to begin the mediation.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.