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Union leader's firing at issue

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By David Giuliani

A former Las Vegas firefighter contends he was fired last week because of his role in trying to form a union.

Richard Carrillo, who had been vice president of the Las Vegas Professional Firefighters Association Local 4625, said Fire Chief Andrew Duran didn’t give any reasons for his dismissal last Wednesday.

Carrillo said that after he made initial contacts to form the union last fall, Duran warned him to be careful because he was still a probationary employee.


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