Here's the link to the Citistats meeting in Buffalo's City Hall --- Click on this link and listen to the BFD Commish and the Mayors Staff -: http://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Home/Lea...Buffalo_Videos"
It seems , once again the BFD line Firefighter will take one on the chin for "The Brotherhood!"
Recently the New BFD Admin proposed a "Thirty day block" on the Firefighters deemed by Admin as "Sick Time Abusers"
- this would remove a Firefighters name from the call in eligibility list for thirty days, if Admin feels he/she is a "Abuser of Sick Time."
The Admin feels that by slapping the line firefighters for calling in sick - it will curb "Call-ins"(overtime)!
Why is it every time a situation arises - its the worker who gets slapped ? Where's the Union in all of this ? Is the Union President going to support this new rule/punishment ?
Many newer Firefighters have been "Uncomfortable" with whats happening within the BFD and its Union ! Are some of them being "Misinformed or Mislead?"
Buffalo City Hall Management is concerned this "Blue Flue" is hindering their ability to negotiate a fair contract.
Who's steering this ship ? Who's truly in control ? Is it the Mayor of the City of Buffalo - Is it the "New" BFD Admin - or are Union Members being misguided ?
Who will be the next scape goat ?
Question: By slapping the "Sick leave abusers" (usually younger or newer members) - doesn't that shift more overtime call ins to others up the line ?