Saturday, November 13, 2004

Doorbelling begins!

We have all the materials at the union office. We will be doing some organized campaigns, probably next weekend - 11-20 and 11-21. But, you don't have to wait for that. Grab your crew and pick a neighborhood (in the city) and go out and do it. Just make sure you sign up and tell us which neighborhood you're going to do, so we don't duplicate our efforts. I went out for about 45 minutes today and hit 30 houses. Everybody I talked to was real supportive. What they usually had to say was that we were getting screwed, but they were getting it worse because of the reduction in their service.

I don't like it when I have to answer the door for solicitors, so I kept that in mind when I was doorbelling. If it looked like there wasn't activity in the front room, I didn't ring the bell. I just left a flyer. The folks I did talk to were happy to take, not only the flyer, but a postcard for the city council as well.

I would grab 1 postcard for every 4 flyers when you are stocking up to go out. Also, if they have any questions you can't answer, Local 29's website and phone number is on the flyer.

If you have any questions for me, give me a call or e-mail

John Griffith

Friday, November 12, 2004

Offer of work from a concerned citizen...

From Kevin Haughton:

Today a citizen came by the union office and offered the following;

Dwayne Phinney needs general handyman work in his rentals ie walls, plumbing, general plumbing, painting, and clean up. The position or positions are part time with very flexible hours so if you are interested give him a call.

Dwayne Phinney 466-9316

List of billboard locales...

This is a word document. The last 2 locations won't go up until Monday.

media briefing materials- Outline

The outline of what was said at the briefing on Wednesday.

media briefing materials- NFPA 1710

From Wednesday's briefing.

Media briefing materials- fire growth

From Wednesday's briefing.

The press conference on Wednesday

DJ Hill and Don Waller did a great job briefing our local media on the budget cut issues. There was a great picture of Greg Borg with a gramatically correct slide in the background (Thanks Jesse) in yesterday's paper.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mickey Reynolds in motorcycle accident...

We (E3) went up tonight and saw Mickey at Deaconess. He looks pretty banged up, but was in good spirits. Mickey says the deer looks even worse. Mickey might be there tomorrow or longer, so if you're in the neighborhood...

We all wish you a speedy recovery Mickey!


Billboard sighting...

Sprague and Cowley. Anybody else see any of our billboards out there?


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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Rumors about picking and choosing from the seniority list.

Concerning layoffs, Chief Williams has emphatically said there will be no skipping of members on the seniority list because of their paramedic status.

Probationary members' street test delayed...

Chief Hansen has said that there will be no streets test for the probationary members until they return from being laid-off.

From the letter writing committee

From Dave Kovak and Doug Ross. It looks like if the word is going to go out on what these cuts mean to Spokane, we're the only ones who will do it. We'll be door-belling this weekend. More info to follow.