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Update On Negotiations From President Catanzara

Originally Posted on September 16, 2020

Today the city's attorneys FINALLY tendered a contract proposal that was promised 6 weeks ago.

They clearly wanted to wait to see what the Firefighters would do with their proposal. Our offer was exactly the same essentially, EXCEPT it had conditions. These protection conditions were not part of the original Sgt's financial package. They did feel the need to include them in ours. That should tell you all you need to know about what the Mayor things about rank and file.

This was yet another slap in the face of the hardest working profession in this city and country. The Mayor LIED! There is no sugar-coating it. She went from retro off the books to a full-blown assault on our protections. It is an unacceptable offer and the city was told as much. A counter proposal will be sent this week for financial only. It will be sent to every Alderman also. They will get an invite to discuss the counter proposal and the need to make it a reality. Our members DESERVE every penny! Hopefully they take this seriously because we are taking names. There will be a day of reckoning in 2023 for those who do not support law enforcement. We have intentionally revamped our PAC committee and approach for this fight. Seats WILL change hands in the City Council!

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