On Friday, November 14, the City of Wauwatosa officially appealed the judge’s decision. This appeal will push out resolution of the case past the new year. Despite a collective bargaining agreement that says health insurance will be covered once a judge’s decision is received, the city is refusing to even cover this leaving the family in the same circumstances they have been in for the past two years. They have had to let the health insurance lapse in an effort to remain in their home & with the cold weather, Michel has again had to use more medications to breathe easy & see her doctor more often. Despite this, she has faith that this will eventually be resolved & hopes that changes can be made to the system so that other firefighters & those covered by presumptive law do not suffer the same financial hardships over a prolonged period of time. She is thankful for the support of her community and fellow firefighters.
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- Brookfield Professional Fire Fighters Association Local-2051
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