Thursday, November 29, 2012
Well, 11 of our best are now wondering what they are going to tell their children on Christmas. That's right, 11 fire fighters have been laid off. Not 1 person in any other department has to worry. Not the second lawyer (The charter only calls for one) that makes $48,247.00. Not Leighton's boy puppet, Drew, who makes $38,682.00. Not one of the city hall people that do NOTHING to save lives.
Oh, and how did the unfortunate Firefighters find out?
The Line Chief had to deliver the letters. Here what they got.
That's it. After the 'King' negotiated a contract extension with us then three weeks later he started screaming that the city had no money. Now MONTHS later, just in time to put pressure on us, lay offs. But ONLY for us. Then he LIED, AGAIN, to the press, "we cannot continue to finance all government services and employee costs without cooperation from the city's unions." After he walked out on them while they made an offer! And this while STILL not giving us any kind of numbers to work with!
To quote another Firefighter, "I haven't felt like this since 9/11 and I saw the towers go down."
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote