Local 2 Infighting
Problems over on the fire side of things:
The FOP may have it's issues, but at least they are not going out of their way to expel or suspend from the union. Seven CFD paramedics (including a paramedic Field Chief) or being put on trial by IAFF Local-2 for creating a political action committee to support Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (prior to Local-2 endorsing Rahm Emanuel). The charges were brought up by a retired member of the CFD and the hearing is being supported and financed by Local-2, with firefighter & paramedics from the Rockford area being brought in by Local-2 to act as hearing officers. Their hotel bill for the hearing officers will be paid by Local-2 (from dues paid by members).
It's a hard pill to swallow when I see problems within our FOP, what Firefighters Local-2 is doing, is downright disturbing!! This is what the Mayor wants, destruction from within our ranks.
That's one of the biggest complaints about unions. They forcefully collect dues and then spend them on things you vehemently disagree with. Example - CPS sending pizzas to the Ferguson protesters and buses full of know-nothings supporting a felon. We've met hundreds of teachers who are furious about this, but they have no voice in their own union. We know dozens of firefighters who wouldn't (and didn't) vote for Rahm, but their union endorsed him. Now they're paying a political price.
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