Firefighters Say Politics to Blame fo...

Firefighters Say Politics to Blame for Department Cuts

There are 1 comment on the Patch.com story from Mar 2, 2012, titled Firefighters Say Politics to Blame for Department Cuts. In it, Patch.com reports that:

The Plymouth Township fire department lost six full-time positions to layoffs at a special township board meeting Thursday, and union officials say politics and personal vendettas are to blame.

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oobasim

Plymouth, MI

#1 Mar 3, 2012
It's a matter of numbers that make sense, not a vendetta. City of Plymouth pulled out, dollars in drop. City of plymouth pulled out, number of runs drops. Number of runs drops, number of personnel needed drops. It's pretty basic math, actually. Combine that with residents not falling for the SAD which would be an open checkbook for annual tax increases, and layoffs happen. The union is upset because now there's less money lining their pockets, which wasn't what they were created for, but it is, sadly, the way things have become.

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