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UFD Union filing litigation against Mayor's appointment of Codes Commissioner

By JOLEEN FERRIS

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica Fire Department Union is filing an improper practice charge against the city for Mayor David Roefaro's appointment of Robert Palmieri as Codes Commissioner.

It's not so much the appointment of Palmieri, but the fact that the move took work away from a union member, according to Union President Robert Wenner.

Wenner says a mediator in Albany will hear from both sides on November 8, and from there, the issue could go to a PERB, or Public Employees Relations Board, arbitrator.

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