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    Default Open letter to the public safety forces of South Carolina


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    Your point? No comments so apparently the post/link means nothing to you? So why post it?

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    Of course it means something to me. I wrote it. I was having trouble posting the full text to the forum, so I posted it to a blog in a randomly selected SC newspaper and linked to it. Since then, my original attempts (including this one) posted to the forum. I don't know what the problem was, but I apologize for any confusion.

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    Judging from the double posts below (and the fact that his user name matches the email address in the letter), it looks to me like he's the author and was having a problem posting the full text in the forum.

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=92166
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    Gee...Imagine a country where police officers and firefighters from every state had the right to negotiate with their employers over wages, benefits and work rules ?
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    Oh yeah...And not be fired at the whim of management... One can only hope.
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    THE employee / employer cooperation act is definitely not the end all / be all - but boy it's a good start for our brothers that don't have collective bargaining. I shutter to think what would happen to our department without it.

    There are some down-sides, but being a union shop with 100% membership is A LOT better than the alternatives.

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    I work in a non-union FD in SC. Without the rights afforded by collective bargaining, our manpower has been reduced to unsafe levels, our benefits cut (and eliminated), and our salaries kept well-below acceptable levels.
    I won't even mention the sub-standard equipment, including everything from bunker gear to apparatus.

    I'm not 100% pro-union, but in the case of public safety entities, unions are a must. It's far to easy for municipal governments to cut $$ for police, fire, and ems.

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    I have said it before and will say it again. I truly admire my fellow IAFF members from states that do not have collective bargaining rights. They stick their necks out while others sit back and enjoy the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan22 View Post
    I work in a non-union FD in SC. Without the rights afforded by collective bargaining, our manpower has been reduced to unsafe levels, our benefits cut (and eliminated), and our salaries kept well-below acceptable levels.
    I won't even mention the sub-standard equipment, including everything from bunker gear to apparatus.

    I'm not 100% pro-union, but in the case of public safety entities, unions are a must. It's far to easy for municipal governments to cut $$ for police, fire, and ems.
    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope things get better.

    Not to take the thread away, but I've been debating the last few days to start a new thread about this but I figure I will throw this in here. The Horry firetruck crash, the rumor mill here in Ohio (I'm from the area where Philip McElroy is from) The rumors are he got fired from his job because "he couldn't show up to work" I was shocked to hear this, and if it's true shame on them!
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