“While there are others in the department who have problems with women at work, Mudie is by far the most inappropriate and disgusting,” wrote the accuser, who hinted that she was or was a tacoma firefighter. “How can we change cultural norms when there are no borders for some individuals?” Below is a complete list of local government contracts and agreements in our document library. You can also search for keywords using the search box below. In May, two battalion chiefs from Fairfax Fire and Rescue County, Virginia, filed federal lawsuits against the department, saying they had been punished for opposing discrimination and sexual harassment. The department has been plagued by accusations of systematic sexual harassment and several complaints after a firefighter was harassed and sexually assaulted on a message card in 2016. The first female firefighter with Country Club Hills in Illinois received $11 million last year after a jury found she had been suspended for complaining about male colleagues who made naughty comments to her and openly saw pornography on duty. “Still others said they feared that if Firefighter Mudie and others were able to discover their identities, Firefighter Mudie and some supporters would participate in a campaign to beat people and make their lives unpleasant within the department,” the report said. Mudie was charged in October 2008 with sex discrimination against a firefighter, according to city records. The president of the Tacoma Firefighters` Union was suspended 30 days without pay for regularly using derogatory terms to describe female colleagues. The 40-year-old has worked as a Tacoma firefighter since 2003 and is currently a paramedic at Der Engine 10, stationed in Block 7200 of South Park Avenue. He has been a union president since 2012 and earned US$112,696 in 2017, according to the city. The author claimed that Mudie has negeal terms when talking about female firefighters, including a former deputy chief, both on and off duty. In 2017, women accounted for only 3.5 percent of all professional firefighters, up from 5.3 percent from 2007, according to Bureau of Labor statistics.

Of the 384 firefighters mandated in Tacoma, 44 (11.5%) are women. Few incidents or specific data are listed in the investigation report, but several interviewees referred to a trip to Colorado Springs in 2013 to pay tribute to fallen firefighter Albert Nejmeh. Harassment of female firefighters is not uncommon. “I believe I was disciplined for no good reason by the City of Tacoma and in violation of my union`s collective agreement with the City,” he said. A Tacoma firefighter, who is president of the Local 31 fire department, was suspended for 30 days without pay after an investigation found he regularly used derogatory terms to describe women and those who disagreed with him. A two-page letter typed was given to firefighters in February 2018. The author claims that Mudie is “one of the most nauseating people” and thinks he is immune to punishment because he is a union president. If you have any sample documents to share, please send them to MRSC Librarian Gabrielle Nicas. In 2005, Mudie was put in trouble following an incident outside the service after Seafair. Across the country, women have filed lawsuits against departments that allow sexual harassment, name, or discrimination based on sex.

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