Humbling Comments that Plea for Change in the Fire District
Updated On: Jun 15, 2016
Members of Local 2612:
1st: If ever there were a time to "engage for change" in local politics it begins NOW. We must change the landscape of support as citizens and taxpayers of the communities we deliver services within.
2nd: We as firefighters HAVE SUPPORT. While the media has stated this Union is fighting over wages---we are really fighting for the careers of our members and the laws and rights that our employer has and continues to violate. We are the service providers, we are the people that get the work done, and finally we are the rubber that meets the road.
3rd: the comments on this Kansas.com Editorial RESONATE and SUPPORT the issues at hand, as well as lend some credibility to the Relations model that has been trashed and replaced with disrespect and common goals by multiple layers of elected as well as appointed management positions.
The words of our former Public Safety Director are on point. The outcry from a widow of one of our FALLEN are enough to give this fight the BOOST and ADRENALINE needed to fight and Do The Right Thing!