I think its a matter of strategy to draw the fire union into the mud and a prickly public battle with the Third Floor. In doing so the union loses much of its ability to wrap themselves in the mantra of protecting the public, and instead come across as another union busting the bank of taxpayers, many of whom don't make nearly as much as the aggrieved union members.
The straw man argument on OT and the panting for 24 hour shifts is not convincing. The union has some good arguments like the one made by the guy who called the show today....
People are getting tired of everyone else coming first.
Watertown Daily Times | Firefighters’ union counters city attacks