Jeffersonville firefighters union disputing fitness test

By Sam Schreiber - e-mail

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (AP) – The city off Jeffersonville is at odds with a firefighters union over a department fitness test.

Union president David Kaskie says that the union met with city officials in January, to discuss the fitness evaluation. There, Kaskie says, it was decided that abdominal crunches would suffice for the sit-up portion of the test.

However, in subsequent tests, union members have been required to do full sit-ups.

One firefighter, who has failed the test three times, has filed a grievance. The case will now go before the Jeffersonville Fire Merit Commission.

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