Ogdensburg reinstates laid-off firefighter

Ogdensburg reinstates laid-off firefighter
Ogdensburg Fire Department (Source: WWNY)

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - The number of laid-off Ogdensburg firefighters has gone from four to three, city officials say.

City manager and acting fire chief Stephen Jellie said Tuesday morning that effective Wednesday the city is reinstating one of four members of the firefighters’ union it laid off earlier this month.

The city and the union have been at odds over the layoffs, which city officials say are necessary for Ogdensburg’s financial well-being.

On Monday a judge denied the union’s request to restore laid-off members to their jobs.

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