April 8, 2010

A union or a racket?

I'm sure this will get the public back on the firefighters' side:

Clark County administrators requested that a Metro Police officer be posted at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, saying they sought additional security after a commissioner reported receiving threatening phone calls related to his criticism of firefighters' compensation.

Let's hope Commissioner Sisolak will not be intimidated. All these threats do is turn public opinion more against the firefighters at a time when they need all the goodwill they can get.

Of course if they just agreed to bring their salaries more in line with the national average and stop abusing the overtime system, that'd generate a lot of goodwill too.