14 city firefighters finally promoted

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    NEW HAVEN — His son was 11 when William Gambardella left his house in a snowstorm to take the oral portion of a 2003 civil service test for captain in the Fire Department. His daughter was 6.

    “My son is now going into college, and my daughter is a teenager,” Gambardella, 52, a 15-year department member, said after his promotion to captain was approved Tuesday following a half-decade legal fight that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court. “That’s how long the process has taken.”




    14 city firefighters finally promoted- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut




    and their pay should be retroactive too!





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    Absolutely. Bout time.
     
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    Wooo Hooo! :clap2: :clap2:
     
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    Damn city government, having the nerve to obey the law. What the hell were they thinking.
     
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    Its amazing the time, effort and money wasted!
     
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    They did not follow the law (which is why these people eneded up being promoted), they put the public at risk by not seeking the best qualified to protect everyone.
     
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    The Supreme Court is the highest law of the land. The city should follow the damn law. I agree!
     
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    They were thinking they didn't want minorities suing them!
     
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    The Supreme Court isn't a law. It's a court.
     
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    Which was a reasonable belief, since the test violated Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
     

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