Saving Lives vs. Picketing Lines
The fire and police union’s are our front line when it comes to public safety. Today people in North Las Vegas were saved from a burning house. Thanks to the quick work of the police and fire department, which arrived within minutes of its initial reporting, the two residents were saved.
The aftermath of a fire like this after June 1st could have a very different outcome if the fire and police unions continue to fear the concessions negotiating table more than the potential danger to the general public.
“If protecting the citizens of North Las Vegas is the priority, then the options are simple,” said Tim Hacker, North Las Vegas City Manager. “Strike a deal at the negotiating table that keeps police and fire fighters working. Public sentiment is clear. Citizens want union members to keep their jobs, keep working but be realistic. The City cannot afford pay raises. Union leaders cannot have it both ways. They can either protect the City or protect their raises, while others lose their jobs.
Real Recessions Require Real Concessions