I am disgusted with Mayor Campana's lack of integrity as he insults members of the fire department again. His motives are to make them all look like bad guys and publicly threaten them to do what he says, "or else". Why are the firefighters constantly being targeted? What happened to honoring your contractual obligations to men who clearly deserve it? The fire department knows it will start paying for insurance at some point. Yes, they are fortunate to have the benefits they do. I am sure when it is time to negotiate a new contract, that will be on the table. The mayor is bullying firemen to take the deductible or lose their job. What happened to the money City Council made available to hire the two members of the fire department lost last year? There are 30 members of the fire department. I believe there are closer to 60 police officers.
It seems to me the mayor has a vendetta against firefighters. Why else would he continue to pick on them? He receives benefits from the teachers union. You would think he would be aware of how this process works. When the contract expires, that is when you address changes. I respectfully ask citizens of Williamsport to stand up for the men who would give their lives for you! Tell the mayor how much they mean to you. Ask him to be a man of integrity and honor the men who sacrifice so much to serve the city. Find a different way to save the city money.
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