Union goes after local chapter’s family members for ‘dues’


A statewide union for firefighters in Connecticut is going after the family members of the leaders of a local chapter for allegedly past-due “dues.”

They amount to some $52,000.

The dispute now has been escalated to court, where the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is fighting a claim from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 825 that it illegally refused to stop billing the dues when Local 825 members disaffiliated.

And Local 825 members not only want a court to relieve them of the $52,000, they want returned another $96,000 that previously was paid to the state group because the


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