Fellow Firefighters of the IPFFA,
WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!!!
LET ME SAY IT AGAIN – WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!!!
In this past year, we have seen some amazing and unprecedented events within our Association.
We have seen our Fire Chief use our jobs as a bargaining chip to secure an employment contract!!!
We have clearly communicated to Council our stance concerning the Chief – we have No Confidence in this Chief!!!
We have seen the City Manager make the rounds among the rank and file in order to bolster a faltering department head!!!
During the 2011-2012 Budget Retreat, we watched the Chief falsely represent the state of inspections, fire safety education, and staffing – even when directly questioned by Council members!!!
In the last month, we have been evicted from Old Central with only ten days notice – after more than fifteen years!!! The City at first extended our time but has once again demanded we vacate immediately!!!
Most recently, the City has suspended our payroll deductions for the PAC Fund – effective immediately!!! These funds will not be deducted from your December 2nd check.
WE ARE FACED WITH A CHOICE – WE CAN EITHER LAY DOWN – OR STAND UP!!!
LET’S STAND UP!!!
I AM CALLING ON ALL OFF DUTY FIREFIGHTERS TO ATTEND THE DECEMBER 8TH COUNCIL MEETING!!!