In October 2008, Mudie was charged with sexual discrimination against a firefighter, according to city records. A Tacoma firefighter, who is the president of the Local 31 firefighters` union, was suspended for 30 days without pay after an investigation revealed that he regularly used derogatory language to describe women and those who disagreed with him. „Others said they feared that if firefighter Mudie and others were able to find out their identities, firefighter Mudie and individual supporters would campaign to beat people and make their lives uncomfortable within the department,“ the report said. Few incidents or concrete data are mentioned in the investigation report, but several interviewees referred to a 2013 trip to Colorado Springs to honor fallen firefighter Albert Nejmeh. In May, two battalion chiefs filed civil complaints against the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia, claiming they had been punished for advocating against discrimination on the basis of sex and harassment. After the suicide of a firefighter in 2016, who was harassed and sexually assaulted on a tablet, the department was plagued by accusations of systematic sexual harassment and several complaints. Harassment of female firefighters is not uncommon. Below is the full list of local government contracts and conventions in our sample library. You can also search for contracts/agreements by keyword using the search field below. In February 2018, a two-page letter was delivered to firefighters.
The author claims that Mudie is „one of the most disgusting individuals“ and believes that he is immune to punishment because he is a union president. The author claimed that Mudie used derogatory terms when he spoke of female firefighters, including a former deputy boss while on duty. Of the 384 firefighters assigned to Tacoma, 44 (or 11.5 per cent) are women. The president of the Tacoma Firefighters` Union was suspended for 30 days without pay for regularly using derogatory language to describe female colleagues. „While there are others in the department who have problems with women at work, Mudie is by far the most inappropriate and repugnant,“ wrote the accuser, who suggested that she was or was a Tacoma firefighter. „How can we change cultural norms when there are no limits for some individuals today?“ Women accounted for only 3.5% of all professional firefighters in 2017, up 5.3% from 2007, according to Bureau of Labor statistics. The 40-year-old has been working as a Tacoma firefighter since 2003 and is currently an ambulance driver on Engine 10, parked in the 7200 block of South Park Avenue. He has been president of the union since 2012 and earned $112,696 in 2017, according to the city. The first female firefighter with Country Club Hills in Illinois received $11 million last year after a jury found she had been suspended for complaining to male colleagues who made indecent comments to her and openly saw pornography on duty.
„I think I was disciplined by the city of Tacoma for no fair reason and violated my union`s collective agreement with the city,“ he said. Sheryl Willert, a lawyer at Williams, Kastner and Gibbs, studied the issue for six months. The woman did not report the incident, but one of her superiors did so after he heard about it. The city has commissioned an outside lawyer to investigate the charges against Mudie, and paid his company $36,255 last year.