New York town manager, chief clash over fire union

  • Source: Watertown Daily Times
  • Published: 01/10/2017 12:00 AM

City Manager Sharon A. Addison has given Fire Chief Dale C. Herman an ultimatum about his involvement in a bitter contract fight between the city and the firefighters’ union. In a heated telephone call on Friday, Ms. Addison threatened his job if he didn’t become more of a team player in the city’s ongoing contract battle with the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191. Ms. Addison denied that she asked the fire chief to resign. Chief Herman was still on the job and on duty on Monday. Instead of asking for his resignation, she became “extremely frustrated” during the exchange, saying that he was “either on the management team or not. If not, then you should probably hand over your badge,” Ms. Addison said Monday about the argument.


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