Memphis: The Quiet Fleecing of an American City

By International Association Of Fire Fighters | While Detroit steals the headlines, Memphis is home to millions in corporate giveaways and slashing of worker benefits to pay for it.

Retired Firefighter Gets Check For $7.58

MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis mayor Jim Strickland is paying some of his top aides big six figure salaries.<p>While city council members debated giving these …

Truth Test: A C Wharton’s mayoral campaign ad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- WREG-TV is holding politicians accountable with the News Channel 3 truth test.<p>We start with the Memphis mayoral race that is just …

City Council tackles several issues at this week’s meeting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The battle between early retirees from the city and Mayor A C Wharton's administration has been ongoing.<p>The president of the …

Business in Politics

Greater Memphis Chamber takes political dive in ‘most important election’ in recent history<p>By Bill Dries<p>One of the first things Shea Flinn noticed …

Pay raise approved for all Memphis city employees

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:29:20 GMT<p>The South Carolina Law Enforcement …

Memphis City Council passes raises for all city workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis City Council has passed Mayor A C Wharton's 2015-2016 fiscal budget with a 2% raise for fire and police personnel.<p>Other …

Memphis city HR director says an impasse 'certain'

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:29:20 GMT<p>The South Carolina Law Enforcement …

City and union can’t reach deal on new contracts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The city of Memphis had until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to work out contracts with its union workers, but couldn't reach a deal.<p>Union …

Memphis Spending Millions To Train Firefighters Who Quit

1,800 people apply for jobs with Memphis Fire Department

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Approximately 1,800 people have applied for jobs with the Memphis Fire Department, even after city workers battled with benefit …

Pension Fight Comes to a Head in Memphis

Public Workers Take Grievances to the Streets<p>MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Last July, half of the police officers walking the streets and patrolling neighborhoods in this city of 650,000 called in sick as they protested reductions to their pensions.<p>The “blue flu” established Memphis as a new axis in the struggle …

Retirement

City Council questions IKEA special treatment in tax deal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- City Council members want the EDGE board to get approval from the council before it makes policy changes in the future. The issue …

TIF Incentives Could Become More Common in Memphis

By Amos Maki<p>Used widely in other Tennessee cities, Tax Increment Financing has been a popular way to spur development.<p>Memphis officials are seeking …