Mount Vernon mayor and firefighter unions at odds over size of force
Mount Vernon's firefighter unions are clashing with the mayor's office over allegations of understaffing, but the mayor argues that the problem amounts to sick time abuse.
Mayor Ernie Davis alleges that firefighters are abusing their sick time. His response is to not pay the overtime to replace them. "The city cannot fund the aspirations of people who don't want to come to work," he said.