Pa. lawsuit against union could spend months in court system

Union has been court-ordered to stop 'encouraging, sanctioning and supporting a secondary boycott of volunteer fire services'


By Jim Tuttle
The Public Opinion

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chambersburg's lawsuit against a firefighters' union could easily spend months in the court system and cost borough taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Borough Solicitor G. Bryan Salzmann said the suit, filed May 8 against International Association of Firefighters Local 1813 and two of its officers, was a necessary reaction to a situation that threatened public safety. The union has been court-ordered to stop "encouraging, sanctioning and supporting a secondary boycott of volunteer fire services."

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