published Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Fire, police, city workers address City Council


by Cliff Hightower

Dozens of firefighters, policemen and city workers crowded the City Council assembly room tonight to air their grievances over pay, pensions and appeals.

Jonathon Lehman, a local firefighter, spoke for about four minutes on behalf of three employee unions, saying they were expressing solidarity.

“We’re not irrational; we’re not greedy,” Lehman said.

He said the only thing the union members wanted was what had been taking from them over the years. He gave a list of grievances, including making sure the city’s pension plans remained untouched, giving city workers health coverage over the age of 65 and making sure workers are paid overtime.

For complete details, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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bpqd said...

We ask our government workers to hang on until the next election cycle so that we can vote out every single one of these cronies on the council. We are all beyond disgusted with city and county government right now. Self-appointments, disgusting cronyism, it's all bad for all of us.

We apologize for failing to oust Mayor Littlefield. We apologize for failing to anticipate the backstabbing done by Ramsey's departure to join the Corker clan's Nashville franchise.

We look forward to taxing the rich to make up for these losses as soon as possible. We will start with commercial real estate holders.

Vote Democrat. Fight back against the self-serving wealthy.

April 13, 2011 at 8:18 a.m.
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