Thursday, January 22, 2009
Mayor Luke tries to burn firefighters...
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in an election year ploy to look tough on organized labor, has steered himself into direct conflict with the City of Pittsburgh Firefighters Union. AKA IAFF Local 1. In a Post Gazette article; the Mayor states that he will fight to get state law changed in relation to the discipline of firefighters.
This is after a tribunal board cleared a firefighter of wrong doing, due to the fact that the City of Pittsburgh did not adhere to the union contract.
The Huddler to Mayor Ravenstahl... Are you CRAZY? OR just plain STUPID?
State law is there to protect workers rights. The contract is there to protect workers rights. Now because the Mayor lost in his attempt to terminate the firefighter, the Mayor wants to change the rules? Follow the contract Mr. Mayor and you will not have this problem !!!!!!!!!!!!
The Huddler supports all of the Firefighters in this regard, and is willing to BET ALL OF THE MARBLES, that at the end of the day... The Mayor will lose, and Joey King and Firefighters across the state will prevail.
(second Post Gazette article)