Kansas City Firefighters Local 42 Council Likes 'Ban The Box' Proposal For Convicts By Steve Bell • Mar 28, 2013 bigstock.com A city council committee heard testimony yesterday on taking off of city employment applications a question about previous convictions. Committee members agreed that it would be a good idea. Kansas City Council OKs Firefighter Contract By Dan Verbeck • May 11, 2012 KCCG The Kansas City Council has affirmed a three-year contract with Local 42 of the Firefighters Union. Accord came after weeks of negotiations. Vote Is Set For KCMO Firefighters' Pact By Dan Verbeck • May 2, 2012 The Kansas City Council is poised to vote May 10th on one of the most contentious labor contracts in recent years. The agreement is with Local 42 of the International Association of Firefighters.