Thomas Malone

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Name: Thomas Malone
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Memphis fire union and others to present alternative city employee insurance plan

At Tuesday's Memphis City Council meeting, representatives of several labor unions plan to present an alternative insurance plan designed to keep retires on city health insurance.“I think that you’ll see that there will be a very real and decent proposal ... [Published Memphis Business Journal - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Sickouts Appear To Be Over, But Fight Is Not

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Thursday, for the first time in weeks, every single fire truck is operating in Memphis.A big increase in sick calls resulted in the department pulling as many as four a day out of service.Firefighters and police have been ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Memphis Fire Department hiring new recruits as firefighters retire

Memphis, Tenn. — Changes to health care coverage are not extinguishing hundreds of people’s spark to be a firefighter. The Memphis Fire Department is looking to hire about 100 new recruits.314 people have already applied for those jobs since Wednesda ... [Published WREG - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

MFD Looking To Hire In Midst Of Budget Battle

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The Memphis Fire Department is currently hiring, but there are concerns the recent cuts to city employee benefits could discourage qualified candidates from applying."When you hire here in the past, you realized you had ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Memphis Firefighters leaving the department

(Memphis, Tenn) – This Tuesday, 24 Memphis firefighters will retire from the Memphis Fire Department. Their retirements were planned, but their departure hints at another problem.The revolving doors at the Memphis Fire Department may be a bit one-sid ... [Published WREG - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

Nearly 30 Memphis firefighters scheduled to retire this week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It looks like the red rash is clearing up. Sunday, 60 Fire fighters were off the job, that’s down from Saturday’s staggering count of 80.Memphis Fire officials say only ten of the 60 called in sick for just Sunday. 50 of the firefighters, ... [Published WREG - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Rumors Swirl As City Worker Sick-Out Continues

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--MPD's 'Blue Flu' protest may be easing up, but the city is far from finding a solution to the the battle over healthcare and pension cuts for city employees.413 Memphis police officers were out on sick leave Friday, which ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Backroom deal could cure the 'Blue Flu'

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC) - As the number of cops calling in sick dropped Thursday to below 500, WMC Action News 5 learned a backroom deal might put police and firefighters back in service. The number of police officers out sick far exceeds the number of firefighters, ... [Published WMCTV.com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Police, fire departments make sure people who call in sick are home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When the commanders come knocking, the police and fire departments say you better be coughing.Both MPD and MFD have policies in place where they can check to make sure people calling in sick are home in bed. But with more than 500 police ... [Published WREG - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

"Red Rash" Spreads As Firefighter Sick Calls Increase

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - There's something else to worry about when it comes to public safety.It's called ‘Red Rash,’ a term used to describe city firefighters calling in sick.About 65 have called in today.20 or so of those are on long term d ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Mayor Wharton Responds To 'Blue Flu' Crisis

MEMPHIS, TN  (localmemphis.com)-- 555 Memphis police officers called off work Tuesday, forcing department leaders to shuffle units and bring in help from Shelby County Sheriff's deputies.Mayor A C Wharton held a news conference to address the crisis.Stopping ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Memphis Avoids 'Red Rash'...For Now

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--Talk of a boycott by Memphis firefighters has been circulating the same way the 'Blue Flu' started.Monday, 38 firefighters called in sick. Department leaders say that's only 10 more than a usual day. T hat's a far cry from ... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 08 2014]

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"the city is waking up. the city is starting to get engaged. the neighborhood groups are starting to pay attention. and maybe that's what we need to wake this city up" Malone said
"when you hire here in the past, you realized you had a pretty strong future ahead of you. now, do you really have a future?" said Thomas Malone, president of the Memphis Firefighters Association
"i know the sky is falling. i haven't felt anything on my head yet, but i know it is falling because they said it was" said Malone
"we've only had one face to face meeting and we don't have a lot of trust going in" said Malone

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Memphis fire union and others to present altern... [Published Memphis Business Journal - Jul 29 2014]
Public interviews set for Kansas Supreme Court ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 28 2014]
Sickouts Appear To Be Over, But Fight Is Not [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 24 2014]
AMER : EDWARD LORENZ REVISITING THE LIMITS OF P... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 21 2014]
Nice to know names of Supreme Court applicants [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 20 2014]
Memphis Fire Department hiring new recruits as ... [Published WREG - Jul 19 2014]
MFD Looking To Hire In Midst Of Budget Battle [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 18 2014]
Memphis Fire Department Looking To Hire [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 17 2014]
Other Cities Recruiting Officer, Firefighters a... [Published MyFox Memphis - Jul 17 2014]
Firefighter association president talks about a... [Published WREG - Jul 16 2014]
Memphis Employee Benefits Compared To Other Cities [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 16 2014]
Memphis Firefighters leaving the department [Published WREG - Jul 14 2014]
57 MFD firefighters retired already this year [Published WMCTV.com - Jul 14 2014]
Nearly 30 Memphis firefighters scheduled to ret... [Published WREG - Jul 13 2014]
80 Firefighters call in sick Saturday [Published WREG - Jul 13 2014]
Police officers returning to work, more firefig... [Published MyFox Memphis - Jul 13 2014]
Rumors Swirl As City Worker Sick-Out Continues [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 12 2014]
Leaders of 'Blue Flu' protest unknown [Published Idaho Statesman - Jul 11 2014]
Backroom deal could cure the 'Blue Flu' [Published WMCTV.com - Jul 11 2014]
Two Wichitans among applicants for Kansas Supre... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 11 2014]
Police, fire departments make sure people who c... [Published WREG - Jul 11 2014]
Lawrence native Caleb Stegall among those seeki... [Published Lawrence Journal-World - Jul 10 2014]
Gov. Sam Brownback’s former legal counsel seeks... [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 10 2014]
Mayor Wharton Works To Prevent “Blue Flu” Worst... [Published MyFox Memphis - Jul 09 2014]
"Red Rash" Spreads As Firefighter Sick Calls In... [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 09 2014]
Mayor Wharton Responds To 'Blue Flu' Crisis [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 09 2014]
What will it take to end the Blue Flu? [Published WREG - Jul 09 2014]
Memphis Avoids 'Red Rash'...For Now [Published My Eyewitness News - Jul 08 2014]
Video: Starkville Pharmacy Provides Training fo... [Published WCBI - Jul 08 2014]
Silent protest appears to mount as reports of B... [Published WMCTV.com - Jul 06 2014]
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Futurework [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 23 2014]
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What's the Future of the Workplace? [Published Strategy and Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it - Jun 11 2014]
MIT professor Thomas Malone predicts that new technologies will enable more decentralized decision making and ultimately more freedom in business. (video) See it on Scoop.it , via Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof ...
Climate CoLab thinks you could be the one to fi... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 28 2014]
This is part of a series exploring how collective intelligence can create a better world. Read the whole series  here . Think you’ve landed on the solution to the global warming crisis, if only you could get someone to hear you out? Tired of your ...
With collective intelligence, scientists learn ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 13 2014]
When it comes to climate change, there’s a lot of room for feeling glum. Not only is it a massive problem, it’s hard to understand – and even harder to know what to do about it. “But there’s also at least one reason for optimism,” says Thomas Malone, ...
Leading Ladies [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Apr 07 2014]
Attention Michael Hayden : Here’s a thorough debunking of the notion that women are too “emotional” to be effective leaders: A  study  recently published in the Journal of International Affairs suggested that female leadership may be advantageous ...
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