City of Brainerd, Former Firefighters Reach Settlement on Union Being Dissolved
The City of Brainerd and five former full-time firefighters have reached a settlement agreement after the five men lost their jobs when the city council dissolved the firefighters union in 2015.
Terms of the agreement say the city must pay the men $3.9 million. The city council approved the settlement during a closed session Monday night.
In 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled the city violated state labor laws by restructuring the fire department and dissolving the union.
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