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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wilkes-Barre Fire Fighters Hose Down City

With cities and towns struggling to balance budgets and pay bills, the Wilkes-Barre Firefighters dealt Mayor Tom Leighton and the city an almost fatal blow the other day. Wilkes-Barre's hose holders took the city for a total of $1,193,006.00 on a bogus union contract issue. The contract stated that the firemen should get a raise if the police one. Back in 2007, the city hired people to collect parking meters which I would believe falls under the police umbrella therefore constituting a police pay increase. The firefighters union thought they should get compensated for letting the city hire these meter collectors and the courts agreed. This crap sent a stench floating throughout the valley. First off, these unions are like milking machines sucking the teats of the city dry. Times are tough for most towns and these hose grabbing clowns just whacked Wilkes-Barre on the head of its pee pee. Did you know that there are 86 people associated with WB's Fire Department. Yes, all of them got a payment. Most of the 86 received $14,339.00, however there were a few that got much more. The 6 assistant chiefs hosed the city for a ton. James Clarke ($45,148), Norman Davis Jr ($49,152), Thomas Makar ($47,639), Bruce Reilly ($48,220), William Sharkness ($48,468) and Edward Snarski ($48,468). Are you freakin' kidding me! These guys got more than most of us make in a year in one blast. This makes me wanna puke! By the way, why does Wilkes-Barre need 86 fireman and why do they need 6 Assistant Chiefs? I'll tell you why, because its in the union contract, that's why. These unions need to be put out to the curb with the garbage. They are killing cities and towns all over the state with this kind of shit. Don't get me wrong, the firefighters put their lives on the line everytime they answer a call and I am grateful for that. However, it's the union that really pisses me off! In case you are thinking of supporting these unions, think again. Guess where the $1,193,006.00 comes from? You got it, THE TAXPAYERS. WE THE PEOPLE are footing the bill and I am getting sick and tired of the money flying out of my pocket. Mayor Leighton, throw these union bums out NOW! The cities teats are shriveling up.


  1. This comment came via Facebook

    Hosed is a nice way of putting it!!!! LOL!...DB

  2. When mayor was elected he asked all the city unions to help the city financially in their contracts. the fire union did (concessions = approx 3.5 million dollars over 7 years). Mayor Leighton said "By making (these) substantial concessions, the firefighters' union has agreed to become partners with the city in its revitalization plan" The Fire Fighters Union did their part and who gets cut back?
    Nobody hears about that. Leighton lies and steals but the FD gets blamed.

  3. WBFF088 - What were the exact concessions that the fire union made? I am interested because if I need to blast Leighton I will. Also, did any other unions chip in to help? And exactly what has Leighton stolen from the city?