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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Firefighter union pushes petition on social media

As the local firefighters’ union continues to push its petition seeking a referendum on whether the resort’s firefighters and paramedics should have binding interest arbitration, the union has taken to social media to explain its cause and to refute assertions made by Ocean City officials.

Last Friday afternoon, the Chapter 4269 of the International Association of Fire Fighters released on its Facebook page a short video of chapter President Ryan Whittington directly addressing Ocean City taxpayers and voters.

In the two-and-a-half minute video, Whittington says binding interest arbitration brings in a third party mediator to settle disagreements, while it also gives firefighters and paramedics a voice in the process.



Anonymous said...

Residents? Maybe 3000. Taxpayers? Several hundred thousand. People permitted to vote are only residents. The Ocean City crime family has been on a spending spree during the entire recession. New fire houses, new building for Beach Patrol, and the new cars and trucks roll in by the week. They even have an ambulance stored in a warehouse at Public Works collecting dust. The police and firefighters because unionized by the crime family's own doing. Nobody other group of employees are unionized. The request of this union for more control was expected eventually. The taxpayers aren't represented in any negotiation with the union now and they still won't if the union is given more power. The crime family should not be complaining to the taxpayers. They should look in the mirror at themselves then complain.

Anonymous said...

Forget about the union! The union will only cost everybody more money....from the firefighter to the taxpayers. Unions have ruined the US economy as it is.....

Anonymous said...

If they don't like the work schedule they are free to seek employment elsewhere.