Friday, November 25, 2005

Darryl's campaign letter...

This will be in the newsletter, too. But, some of you will be voting before WORKER comes out. Anybody else out there with campaign letters, please e-mail them to me ASAP. Thanks, John

Brothers & Sisters:

What's next?

We thought it was over. We thought we were safe and we thought we had time to rebuild.

You hear all of the time that involvement is the key to change. Maybe it is and maybe it's not. I am not sure at this point, however, I do know that I as an individual need to stay as involved as I possibly can in order to (help) protect and secure my career and life.

I have been on the job for almost 13 years now and have seen budget cuts in most of those years. This is extremely discouraging and I want to see a change. It is critical that change occurs for the success and growth of our departments.

If elected, as part of the Executive Board, I am committed to doing everything in my power to help our Union grow, by:

POLITICAL ACTION: Interviewing, campaigning, and lobbying our current and future city leaders who stand up for firefighter rights, safety and working conditions

BEING PROACTIVE: Keeping an eye on the future of our Union and directing our Union leadership to take positive steps toward betterment of our jobs and the safety of ourselves and the safety of our families

REVENUE INCREASES: Making sure our city leaders get all the information needed to make sound decisions on new revenue ideas that will help build the fire department and secure our jobs for the future

Below are different positions that I have held and/or been involved with for the Union in the past 9 years:

Executive Board Member: 3 Terms
Grievance Committee Member: 1 Term
Safety Committee: First appointment
RBO Committee: 6 Years
Campaigning for political candidates: Ongoing

I am committed to finding solutions to any and all problems that come our way and will see to it that we are treated fairly and with respect. Elected or not I will continue to work for Local 29 to continue to provide you a great job and our citizens a great service.

If you have any questions about where I stand please feel free to call 230-1089.


Darryl J. Wisniewski

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

United Lab's test of deep fat turkey fryers...

Very enjoyable video of the hazards of deep frying a turkey. Might take a few moments to load. So dangerous, yet so gol-durned delicious.

Roger Libby shares what he's thinking about potential givebacks...

Click on the link above to download the word doc.