Hosing the Taxpayers: DFL Duluth Fire Department Union Letter ‘NO CUTS ARE ACCEPTABLE’

NO CUTS ARE ACCEPTABLE

Mayor Larson is choosing to take money AWAY from the 2018 fire department budget for other city spending priorities (i.e. fixing streets).

UNION ACTIVITY ON THE TAXPAYER DIMEWe are asking CAPTAINS to ask the chief to visit stations and explain, face-to-face to our members, his plan for cutting the DFD.

WE ARE, THEREFORE, 100% OPPOSED TO HIRING EMPLOYEES ON A TEMPORARY BASIS.

SCREW THE TAXPAYERS: The city is well-funded and has an array of options…

 

8 responses to Hosing the Taxpayers: DFL Duluth Fire Department Union Letter ‘NO CUTS ARE ACCEPTABLE’

  1. poltergeist September 22nd, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Apparently, it is the positon of the DFD that the DFD exists solely to provide jobs for fullltime firemen.

  2. Mike
    Mike September 26th, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Duluth taxpayers have been getting hosed by the DFD forever:

    Former Duluth firefighter gets 17½ years in child pornography case http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime/3888954-former-duluth-firefighter-gets-17%C2%BD-years-child-pornography-case

    I remember something about stripers doing a party at hall number 1 and one of the broke her ankle sliding down a pole at the hall. The city settled out of court.

    They always have time for filling the boot, cooking contests and who knows what else!

  3. poltergeist September 27th, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Then there is.

    From the Duluth News Tribune Matter of Records a current firefighter has the following:

    08/03/15 operating a motor vehicle with prohibited blood alcohol content
    10/14/15 two counts of driving after revocation
    04/14/17 Possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana

    During 2016 this firefighter has been operating a fire truck while on a work permit with state mandated breathalyzer/intoxilyzer in his personal vehicle.
    What is disturbing about this is that this firefighter appears to have a drug and alcohol problem and is allowed to operate a 19 ton fire truck at high speed on the streets of Duluth.

  4. JJ Hardy
    JJ Hardy September 29th, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I think you should mention his name.

  5. poltergeist October 1st, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Another example of firefighter misbehavour

    08/28/2014 Driving Under the Influence
    There have been numerous cases of him intoxicated while on duty
    04/20/2017 Domestic abuse violation of an order for protection.
    This firefighter has also not been disciplined for any of this; it is kept in house.
    His immediate supervisor is the Captain/Union President.

  6. Bryce from Lincoln Park
    Bryce from Lincoln Park October 7th, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Mr Polcat since fire dept discipline procedures are not made public….Just how do you know that he wasn’t disciplined? Are you a psychic or something? You seem to imply, he wasn’t charged or prosecuted for his violation of local laws…Was the above mentioned person charged and convicted? Maybe you are jealous that he has a career and pension?

  7. poltergeist October 8th, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    There are moles living amongst them. They are safe. I have given you dates, figure it out, do a FOIA request.

  8. Bryce from Lincoln Park
    Bryce from Lincoln Park October 19th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Polecat ? What are you talking about? FIOA freedom of information act can get you info from the….FEDERAL government it does not cover ..local unions…Why don’t …you… file a FIOA on pres Rump and get the paperwork about how the Rump cavoted with teen age prostitutes?

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