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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 5

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  • Text: September 26, 1966 Mr. Roberts . Mo-rley 4520 Santa Fe Tra il, S . W . Atlanta, Georgia 30331 Dear Mr . Morley: I appreciate your letter of Septembel' Z3rd and the copy of your letter to the Atlanta Fire Fighter Union Independent refuting their many erroneous statements. I am most gz teful for your support of the city'& ctions in this matter. Sincerely your , Ivan Allen,· Jr. Mayor lAJr/br �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 10

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  • Text: W H A T _ I . S __ G_0 . I N G ON I _N _ 0 U _R .. T _0 W N? - - --------- ··-·- --- -- -·· · - ··-- ·· ----F1~CTS 1. The City of ;i. tlanta refused to accept the recommendations of mediator, Edwin Harrison, President of Georgia Tech, and will not discuss or negotiate with the firemen. 2. The elected officials of this City are in the process of firing over 500 of your professional firefighters and replacing them with untrained personnel. 3. Fire insurance rates will escalate at a tremendous rate. AGENT IMMEDIATELY FOR VERIFICATION. CONTACT YOUR 4. If you permit the elected officials of this City to fire your well-trained and efficient fire department, it could be the greatest disaster this City has known since Sherman. The truth is, you do not have adequate fire protection despite the erroneous statements of certain City officials and seeming reassurance of the news media. 5. " It is the paramount duty of municipal officials to provide safeguard for the security, safety and welfare of the people residing in the community. Any citizenry would be badly misguided if it allowed a City official to jeopardize the fire-fighting facilities." (Taken from Special Interest Bulletin No. 300, National Board of Fire Underwriters.) 6 . You, the public, ar e a victim of circumstances due to the hasty replac e ment of discharged fir emen . The employment standards have been drastically lowered a nd the training program has been disregarded except for ON-THE-JOB TRA I NI NG. What will happen to your home or your family during the proc e s s o f on- the- j ob t r ain ing? The purpose of this hand-b i ll being de liv er ed to your home is becaus e we have been unabl e t o pre s ent our ca s e to you thr ough news med i a , e ithe r by news relea ses or paid a dver t i sements . If you are concerned with t he fo rego ing f ac t s, tear o ff t he de t achment below· and mail. ATL.-i.NTA FIREFIGHTERS UNION INDEPENDENT 1960 Lakewood Avenue, S. E. 622-8108 --------- -------------------- ---- ----- -- --------------------------------· September, 1966 Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor, City of L'.;. t lanta City Hall 68 Mitchell Str eet, S. W. Atlanta, Geor g ia We hold you directly responsible for the protection of life and property against ravages of fire and disaster. We demand a well-trained and experienced Fire Department IMMEDI!-1.TELY. Signed Address �
  • Tags: Box 14, Box 14 Folder 12, Folder topic: Firemen's strike | 1966
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 14

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  • Text: ...--- . The Atlanta Firefighters Union Independent will and are ready at anytime to start negotiations with the Mayor of the City of Atlanta. We have always been ready. The Atlanta Firefightera have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report. This we tried to do before Friday, September 2. Dr. Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, in his mediator's report, gave the Union the option of a shorter work-hour week or an increase in pay. The report was made public. I will read in part from Dr. Harrison's report: \ Option I: Reduce average work week from present 60 hours to one of 56 hours, which permits a three-platoon operation. This is a fairly common arr~ngement around the country. This reduction in hours would be w,tde without any change in total compensation so that hourly rate would be effectively increased from the present figure by an amount slightly above 7%. It should be emphasized that under this Option the total pay would not be increased (aside again from any future pay inciease granted to all City employees). Opti on II: Maintain the present average work week of 60 hours and to grant the presently employed firemen the fruits of the increase in the total wage bill which would have resulted from the necessary employment of additional firemen if Option I were selected. This increase would amount to 7.14% to be granted on an "acr oss the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighter s chose Opti on II, that the increase in pay start September 1 or be retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September 1. We wer e and are ready to accept Paul J. Ha llinan, Archbishop of question of l egality be left in Judge to act a s arbitr ator, and both part ies . the the the his recommendat i ons of City of Atlanta, that the hands of a Super ior Court findings be bind ing on The Mayor has refused to s it down with our Uni on at anytime s ince August 31, and has refused any offer t o end t hi s dispute by anyone. There are many i mportant peop l e who have tried in the interest of public safety. We ask why has he refused. �
  • Tags: Box 14, Box 14 Folder 12, Folder topic: Firemen's strike | 1966
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 21

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  • Text: n;J? BEGINNING AND MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARIES AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS U. S. CITIES { Sour ce : 1~ City ... - --- Oakland, Califor ni a Berkeley, California Detroit, Michigan Fresno, California Anaheim, California Minneapo l is, Minnesota Gar y, Indiana Jer sey City, New Jer sey Chicago , Ill ino i s Portland, Or egon St . Paul , Minnesota Milwaukee, Wisconsin Philadelphia, Pennsyl vania Cleveland, Ohi o New Haven, Connecticut Newark, New Jer sey Roche ster , New York Columbus , Ohio Toledo , Ohio Akron, Ohio Denver, Col orado Rockford, Illinois Phoenix, Arizona Dayton, Ohio Grand Rapids, Michigan Houston,Texas Dallas, Texas St. Louis, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri Tucson, Arizona Wichita, Kansas Sur vey by City of Atlanta Compt rol ler ' s Of fic e , June, 1966 Population Class (See Note) C D A D D C D C A C C B A B D C C C C C C D C C D B B B C D C Be~innin~ Sal ary Monthly Rank Maximum Salary Monthly Rank 686 644 619 592 584 564 731 710 695 693 710 627 555 584 629 641 615 602 549 624 533 584 586 683 564 544 688 536 588 562 541 514 564 564 559 550 545 555 551 523 520 515 509 508 507 500 496 489 485 482 477 475 473 47 2. 471 470 467 464 464 460 460 450 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 4 5 3 10 24 16 9 8 12 13 26 11 36 17 15 7 18 28 6 33 14 22 30 37 19 20 23 25 27 Workweek (Hours) 56 56 56 56 63 60 56 42 56 56 60 56 48 56 56 42 48 56 54 63 67.6 56 56 56 56 56 56 60 56 61. 7 66 �BEGINNING AND MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARIES AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS U.S. CITIES (Continued) City Population Class (See Note) Memphis, Tennessee C Jacksonville, Florida D Hartford, Connecticut D Baltimore, Maryland B Spokane, Washington D Indianapolis, Indiana C Buffalo, New York B Norfolk, Virginia C Ft. Worth, Texas C Des Moines, Iowa D Birmingham, Alabama C Miami, Florida C Oklahoma Ci tb Oklahoma ______ C _ _ _ _ _ _ Atlant~ Geo~ia __________ c ______ Worchester, Massachusetts D Omaha, Nebraska C Nashville, Tennessee C Topeka, Kansas D Louisville, Kentucky C Fall River, Massachusetts E Columbus, Georgia D Tampa, Florida C St. Petersburg, Florida D Greensboro, North Carolina D San Antonio, Texas B Savannah, Georgia D New Orleans, Louisiana B Mobile, Alabama D Montgomery, Alabama D Little Rock, Arkansas D Beginning Salary Monthly Rank Maximum Salary Monthly Rank 450 32 450 33 448 34 445 35 443 36 438 37 433 38 422 39 422 40 418 41 413 42 409 43 405 _____ 44 _ _ _ _ 403_ J. _ ,__ 45 ____ 402 46 400 47 400 48 395 49 391 50 390 51 368 52 365 53 364 54 362 55 360 56 348 57 345 58 343 59 330 60 325 61 535 450 538 539 510 563 542 535 480 506 501 497 450 _ _ 497_ ~ 510 500 486 456 478 453 422 472 464 502 444 405 427 440 425 Workweek (Hours) 34 72 53 56 32 56 31 56.5 38 56 21 56 29 50 35 72 47 58 40 56 42 56 44 56 _ _ 54 ______ 66 __ _ ,e, . _45 ______ 60 __ _ 39 48 43 60 46 60 59.4 51 56 48 48 52 72 59 56 49 56 50 72 41 56 55 72 60 52 57 56 56 56 58 72 Average - All cities above 543.28 57.56 456.08 Note: Population classes, based on the 1960 Population are as follows: A - Over 1,000,000; B - 500,000 to 1,000,000; C - 250,000 to 500,000; D - 100,000 to 250,000; E ·· 50,000 to 100,000 �
  • Tags: Box 14, Box 14 Folder 12, Folder topic: Firemen's strike | 1966
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 25

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  • Text: SALARY INCREASES GRANTED FOR THE YEARS 1959-1966 ALONG WITH APPROXIMATE ANNUAL COST Salary Range No. Salary of Firemen January 1, 1958 One Step Salary Increase Granted 1959 Salary After 1959 Increase Two Step Salary Increase Granted 1960 Salary After 1960 Increase Two Step Increase Granted 1962 Salary After 1962 Increase Two Step Increase Granted 1965 Salary After 1965 Increase One Step Increase Granted 1966 Present Salary of Firemen 30 31 33 35 37 38 Minimum Salary (Step One) Amount % Increase Maximum Salary (Step Six) Amount % Increase 288.00 12.00 300.00 26.00 326.00 29.00 355.00 31.00 386.00 17.00 403.00 355.00 15.00 370.00 33.00 403.00 35.00 438.00 38.00 476.00 21.00 497.00 4.17 8.67 8.90 8.73 4.40 Police-I Step,Other-None 123,077 252,104 8.92 285,322 Police-2 Step,Other-1 Step 768,331 1,053,653 8.68 346,826 2 Step 1,641,346 1,988,172 8.68 378,552 Police-2 Step,Other-1 Step 1,136,853 1,515,405 4.41 209,260 1 Step 1,068,609 1,277,869 1 1 348z987 4 2 738 2 216 6 1087 1 203 210,395 219,336 228,659 238,377 248,470 1,122,805 1,170,525 1,220,272 1,272,134 1,326,205 1,333,200 1,389,861 1,448,931 1,510,511 1,574,675 40.00 Increase in Consumer Price Index (1957-59 Avg. 100%) to March, 19661 10.30 10.30 Atlanta Economic Review, June, 1966 Approximate Total Annual Cost 129,027 39.93 1source: All Other Employees Received Approximate Annual Cost Other Employees 4.23 Percent Increase and Cumulative Annual Costs 1958-1966 Should Additional Salary Increments be Granted, the Approximate Annual Cost would be as follows: Increment 1 Increment 2 Increment 3 Increment 4 Increment 5 Approximate Annual Cost Firemen Exhibit �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 27

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  • Text: FISHER BODY DIVISION GENERAL MOTORS l I TL H NT il CORPORAT I ON PLHNT A T L AN T A, GEO RG I A OFFICE OF THE: PLANT MANAGER September 13, 1966 Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: It was with much regret that I heard of the City of Atlanta's recent decision to fire approximately 550 trained and experienced firemen. I am deeply concerned about the welfare and safety of this city as it is quite obvious that we do not have adequate fire protection with only a small number of trained men on the job, assisted by new hires with no training or experience, and policemen who are certainly needed in other areas. I do not believe you will be able to replace these men with quali fied personnel for a long time with the hours and wage s now offered them . As a further indication that our city is not adequately protected, the insurance underwriters have stated that under pre s ent circums tances, they probably will not issue new policies and if the serious shortage of traine d firefighters continues to exist, insurance rates may be increased. I feel that such an increase would be an unnecessary expense to prope rty owne rs . I would like to request that you and other r esponsible city officials r e cons ider your decision and urge the s e m en to return to thei r jobs. Ve r y t r uly yours , Mrs. Chris tine D. Hogan Secretary to Plant Manager cc: &>ard of Firemasters �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 51

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  • Text: (2) The firemen came before a meeting of the Fire Committee under the chairmanship of Alderman Milton Farris. The Committee agreed to ~ore than was recommended by the arbitrator, They agfeed to grant ~ 2-step 8,8% wage increase effective January 1 (the first legal date; as Dr. Ed Harris6n, as arbitrator, had double-checked the f egality and had gotten a written opinion from the City Attorney and other legal counsel), In addition, the City agreed to begin employing,in October, 72 additional men so that they would be trained and, effective January l, they would cut the work-work from 60 to 56 hours. It would require 72 additional men to fully man the stations and reduce the hourly work-week to this extent, From the standpoint of the overall -cost to the City, the new men reflected an equivalent of 7,2% increase in wages. This, added to the 8,8% offered, meant a 16% increase to the City. The firemen let the meeting without comment and walked off the job the next day, The City had anticipated this, had drawn the necessary injunctions, and had secured a legal injunction that evening preventing the firemen from leaving their jobs. This injunction was publicized and made effective, but the men refused to return to work, A meeting was held with the Mayor, City Attorney, and the chief of the Firefighters. Chief Hildebrand was authorized and did issue direct orders to each of the men to return to work under the authority of the ~njunction, and further gave direct orders that if they did not they would be either fired or suspended, depending upon their status under Civil Service rights. �~ .,__ (3) \\ After this action was taken, the Mayor received a personal letter irom Archbishop Hallinan, apparently instigated at . the request of ~he Firefighters. He suggested that the Mayor appoint Judge Sam ~ cKenzie to review the legal opinions involved in the granting of ¥age increases during the year 1966. The Mayor declined to accept i his sug g estion, b~cause they had already taken the steps of ~upportin g Chief Hildebrand in the notification of each member of Fhe Fire Department ordering them back to work witr the alternative pf suspension. Secondly, if the opinion of the City Attorney and other counsel had been overturned by Judge MiKenzie, they were not ~\ ble to financially meet the demands of the union. The felt the ~nly course open to them was the one taken of fifing those who iefused to work and repla~ing them with recruits. I , thought you would want to have these facts as presented by the City. R.H • • �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 61

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  • Text: FJT Mayor's Office, C i ty Hall M r . R oy Cheurich Interna tional Vic e P resid ent Amal gamate d Meat Cutte rs and B utcher W orkmen of North America 450P EST Aug 24 66 AF 38 1 11 A LLH1 65 RX PD 9EXTRA A tlanta Ga 24 4 15 P EST I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WIRE AND WISH TO ASSURE YOU ntA T YOUR SUPPOR T OF OUR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE F I REMEN IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED. IVAN ALLEN, J R . MAYOR �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 70

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  • Text: M EET S ATLANTA GEORGIA LABOR COUNCIL AFL-CIO AFFILIATED WITH AMERICAN FEDERATION OP' LABOR · CONGRESS OP' INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS LABOR TEMPLE 250 TENTH STREET. N. E. 876-3096 J . 0. (JIM) MOORE, PRESIDENT R. J. BUTLER, SECRETARY GEORGIA STAT!: AFL-CIO ~ FINANCIAL SECRETARY-TREASURER VICE-PRESIDENTS M ARTH A TRU E HARRY B E XLEY W. G. B, CAUDELLE MELVIN GRANTHAM HERB GR EEN LUCILLE GUTHAS W. W. HUDSON F , H . KING FRA NK LESLEY STEVE C . MCGARITY J. A , B R OOKS CHAIRM AN W. HALEY 18 JOHN B , NIX ROY NORTON R , B . RANDALL C , L, SNEE D J . C, WHITLEY \\ SERGEANT-AT-ARMS FRANK C , GULLATTE COUNSEL J , L , COOPER RUBY JOHNSON F I NANCE COM M ITTEE 250 TENTH STREET, N. E, ATLANTA,GA.3O3O9 GRA C E A L VAREZ O M A B ARTON BEATRICE HENDER SON J une 9, 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr . Ma yor City of At lanta City Ha l l Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear May or Allen: The Atlanta Ge orgia Labor Counc il, AFL-CIO, at regular meeting on June 8, 1966, went on record to reaffirm our position in support of the International Assoc iation of Fire Fighters Local No. 134, and as a voice of Organized Labor in g re a ter Atlanta, to make our posi t ion clear. The Fire Fig ht er s Local No. 134 , is t he only organization recognized by the Atlanta Labor Council, AFLCIO, re p resenting Firemen in the Ci ty of Atlanta. The soc a lle d ind e p end ent union has no aff il i ation wit h the Atlan ta La bor Council , AFL- CIO o r a ny other segment of the AFL - CIO . We are in co mplet e s y mpat hy, and s u pport the res olutions s u b mit t ed b y t he International Fire Fighters Local Union No . 134, t o t he City of At la nt a Alder manic Boar d, r e questing be tter workin g conditions and more pa y f or t h e At l anta Firemen , however , we wis h t o make clear that we will not condone this ra sh, irresponsib l e action of this so-called independent union. The officials of the City of Atlanta are not without some blame for this emergency. Had they been sincerely interested in the problems of the Firemen, which were presented to them several months ago, they would have taken some positive action and made some concrete proposal to remedy some of these problems, however, they only saw fit to use the oldest "dodge", a politician has at his disposal, "I-' 11 give it due consideration". �June 9, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. We are a loss to understand why you have n ot seen f i t to recognize, t hrough th e news media, the fact that the International Associatibn of Fire Fighte r s Local No. 134, has been representing the Firemen of the Cit y of Atlant a f or about forty years and duri n g this per io d of emergency, the faithful members of Local No. 134 are working around the clock to man th e fire stations in our c ity , with the prime c ons id eration being the protecti on of the pro p erty of the citizens of Atlanta. The Atlanta Geo r gia Labor Council, AFL-CIO is available at any time to assist in any way you may deem necessary in this matter . With best wishes and kindest pe rs onal regards, I am ~ e r , Se c reta r y an t a Geo rg i a La bo r Council, AFL-C I O RJ B/ fw ope iu 21 af l cio �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 82

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday, September 16, 1966 For Release 11:00 A. M. 1, The City of Atlanta has m operation this morning 25 fully manned Fire Stations. The t\1tal personnel in the department has now risen to 357 -- 313 of these employees performing actual firefighting duties. Sixty-seven new recruits have been assigned to stations for in-service training and duty under the leadership of experienced Firemen and Fire Officers. We are able to maintain an on-duty shift strength average of 175 firefighting personnel because of extended work hours of those Firemen who have remained on the job. Our attempts to recruit new men to rebuild the Fire . Department have been extremely successful. Since Labor Day the City Personnel Department has examined 327 applicants . �Page Two 140 of these have passed the written examination and are being processed for in-service training and firefighting duties immediately. The Personnel Department is making plans to conduct a recruiting campaign thro.u ghout the Southeast and through the employment of new personnel and the extended work hours of our experienced personnel, we should be able to place the r- e,Q.'5l)Nl,.»' E:., remaining unmanned stations in operation within a ve:ry she-rt period of time . . The Personnel Offi ce at 260 C entral Avenue, S. W. is remaining open until 7:30 p. m. Monday through Friday and until noon on Saturdays to receive and process firefighters applications. I am reques ting all the citizens of Atlanta to practice good fire prevention measures in their homes, businesses, churches and schools. A check-off list i s b e ing releas e d to the news media f or self-ins p ection of your premises which, if conscientiously adhe red to, can prevent fir es and pre s erve property. �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 86

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  • Text: C OP Y 1966 Edi tor The Atlanta Journa l Atla nta, Georgia Dear Sir: It's doubtful t hat you'll pri ~t t his letter s ince you're obviously backing t he City po litica l machine , but you should know t hat the general p ublic has nothing but comt empt for the so- ca lle d loya l firemen. Loyal to wh om? Certainly not the citizens of Atlanta. They know the l argest ob jection of the st riki ng f iremen i s t he lowering of qua li f ica tions t he city ha s been insisting upon - even to the extent t ha t men l abele d as cowardl y and unfit by t he t ra ining s chool have been put to work ! All of thi s, of cou rse, brought on by t he low salarie s and long hours being una ttract ive to t he qua lity of men needed . I n rea lity - the striking men are t he men really loya l to the people - t hey are willing to put everything t hey have , as i ndividuals , i n jeopardy, i n order t o keep Atl 8 nt a ' s Fire Department on t he profess ional , level a city of thi s caliber should have . These so-ca lle1 lo ya l firemen are simply afraid of figh ting for what they know is ri ght - fear of losing a paychec k - or an opportun ity f or a promoti on and in some cases , hoping to get an unearned posit ion by default. In ot her words , t he weak members sta yed on the job - refusing to even back up the men fighting for them ~ I hope there are no fires i nvol ving lives beca use the se men won 't take a risk. Five-hundred fifty men are by far the majority. They couldn't be all wrong ! I wonder how Mayor Allen can face t he citizens knowing he could have averted this situat i on by simply letting a Judge decide t he~ssue . His pride has Atlanta in a dange rous and serious situa tion. Sincerely, �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 92

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  • Text: \I I r 12, 1966 of ao l.ton G. Far:r:i, tt Honor Bonorable Charl s L. D vi, Co tl t II d troller n �Finance C My to th th tt r qu tis for $9816.00 ih ell , incident lly, pro o d pay for one y for two first y sp ct.fully, C '1' . Director of Personn 1 C'l :cb �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 4

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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 9

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  • Text: FO OD INDUSTRIE S FED ERA TION LUMBERME NS MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY BUILDING OWNERS FEDERATION PENNSYLVAN I A LUMBERMENS M UTU A L INSURANCE COMPANY AMERICAN MOTORISTS INSURANCE COMPANY FEDERAL MU TUAL INSURANCE COMPANY IM PROVED RISK MUTUALS AM ERI CAN MANUFACTURERS M UTU A L IN SURA N CE COMPANY ~§~«J,ecJ!l_A~E ~UTIDAJL~ < A CORPORATION l Fl RE-WINDSTORM-AUTOMOBILE AND GENERAL CASUALTY INSURANCE TELEPHONE 876-5781 PEACHTREE BUILDING 1401 ATLANTA 9, GEORGIA September 23, 1966 MAYOR IVAN ALLEN City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Mayor: Don't know that you have seen the enclosed "thing 11 that apparently is being distributed, but thought you would like to see it. Being an insurance agent, I know that Paragraph 3 is absolutely erroneous. Simply to verify, I have talked with the Bureau and confirmed that they do not anticipate any rate changes and I am sure that you have also verified this particular matter. Speak i n g personally, it is my opinion that you have followed the proper course in this matter. It is my opinion tha t a vast majority of our citizens feel the same way. This matter will probably be ratified at the next city election but let me assure you that I person ally agree with your attitude and actions in this ma tt er, and in addition in the matter of the riots which took place not long ago. I hope that it won't be long bef ore s ome method will be devised where by the opinions of resp onsi ble citi z enry can be more effectively enforced. · Sincerely yours, fl l, 4;1 1rJWvr A. C. MORRIS, JR. Assistant Secretary 48-1-241 Encl. �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 15

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  • Text: ~ ' . FOR: FROM: Inter::i at :Lonal Associ2.tion of Fire Fighters, AVi.., -8:I: C 905 Si~t0enth Street, N.W. Washington, D. C. 20036 FE 7-8070 ·Maurer, Fleisher, Zen & Associates, Inc. 1120 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Wash ington, D. C. 20036 FE 7-°8070 F'OR IMMEDIATE R:C:LEASE, SEPTEMBER 8, 19-_66_ AFL-CIO PRESIDENT MEANY, FIRE FIGHTERS' PRESIDENT BUCK VOICE -SUPPORT FOR'NON-STRIKING MEMBERS OF \ ATLANTA FIRE FIGHTERS' UNION WASHINGTON--Staternents of support for the members of Local 134 of the International Association of Fire Figh ·c,.=-::-' ": , who declined to join a strike by a breakaway unaffiliated. organization of fire fighters was voiced today by AFL-CIO President George Meany and President Wm. D. Bucko:' the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO. Mr. Meany said in a tel egram to President Jam es Moore of the Atlanta Labor Council, AFL-CIO, that: "President Buck of International Association of Fire Fighters has informed me of the vicious campaign being carried on to condemn those members of Local 134 bf Fire Fighters in Atlanta who have remained loyal to observance of their international union constitution prohibiting strikes. �, . . .- .. _.,, -2- 'I y:ould urge you and Atlanta Labor Council 1 to lend all moral support to those loyal members of Local 134 who are aware of their obligation, as fire fighters, to the public safety of the city of Atlanta. 11 Imm~Ji~t cly followin g the anncuncement Mr. Meany 1 s wire, IAFF President Buck issued the folloKing statement: \ "The officers and members of the International Association of Fire Fighters are gratified by the stater.:ent of support issued by AFL-CIO President George Meany on behalf of the responsible and courageous members of Local 13L~ , IAFF, who have kept faith with their responsibility to prot e ct the people bf Atlanta from fire under all possible circumstances. 11 It is time to set the record straight and cl ear. The g ood union memb ers in Atlanta are the members of Lo cal J34 who hav e s tayPd at th eir post, in acc ordance with their union constitution and their personal oath of r esponsibility. 11 In a ll the exci t ement of charges a nd accu s ation., propag anda has clouded over the fact that these Local 13~members are the r ea.l trade unionists , who deserve tl:ie support of organized labor an d the general public. George Meany has clearly seen t he true facts and on behalf of American labor h e has spoken out in support of basic AFL- CIO principles. --- �'\ ,I • -3- · "The IAFF recognizes that tl)e fire fighters of Atlanta have for many years had serious grievances, and the city g overnment's slowness in responding to the needs of the fire fighters is directly to blame for the present situation. But even that past failure on the part of the city government does not justify the action I of those who walked away from their union and . their obligation. "On behalf of the IAFF we salute the men of Local 134 who stayed at their post. We can only hope that Atlanta recognizes and applauds their loyalty by developing a program of real and effective collective bargaining and we offer our full support in helping them rebuild Local 134 to full strength once again." //=II . �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 18

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  • Text: Nl'R AFL-CIO September 8, 1966 Mr. James Moore, President Atlanta Labor Council , AFL- CIO 250 10th Street, N. E. Atlanta, Ga. PRESIDENT BUCK or INTER.t\!ATIONAL ASSO CIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS l!AS INFORMED ME OF THE VICIOUS CAMPAIGN BEING CARRIED ON TO CONDEMN THOSE MEMBERS OF LOCAL 134 of FIRE FIGHTERS IN ATLANTA WHO lIAVE REMAINED LOYAL TO OBSERVANCE OF THEIR INTERNATIONAL UNION CONSTI TUTION PROHIBITING STRIKES. I WOULD URGE YOU AND ATLANTA LABOR COUNCIL TO LEND ALL MORAL SUPPORT TO THOSE LOYAL MEMBERS OF LOCAL 134 WHO ARE AWARE OF THEIR OBLIGATION , AS FIREFIGHTERS, TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA GEORGE MEANY PRESIDENT AFL-CIO �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 20

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  • Text: .Arcl1bisl10p·s O.fiice Peachtree Road.N.E. P 0. Box 12047. Northside Station Atlanta.Georgia 30305 2G99 September 2, 1966 To: The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor Captain J. I. Martin, President, Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Independent The Honorable Sam Phillips McKenzie, Judge, Superior Court, Fulton County Our City of Atlanta is again con£ronted with the grave probability of another and more serious lack of fire protection. As one of the spiritual and moral leaders of the community, I feel that I have an obligation to speak out to both parties involved in the present confrontation over the wages, hours and working conditions of the Atlanta firemen, together with the impending work stoppage. As a religious leader, I am concerned about the justice involved on both sides : On the one hand the responsibility of the firemen to the community and the public interest; and on the other hand the responsibility of the co11D1Unity to the firemen and their families. The obligations in justice are mutual. As a citizen I am concerned over the practical implementation of this matter. I also speak as one who is responsible for a school system in which thousands of children are enrolled. surely everything possible must be done to assure the protection of all the children who are returning to school this week. From all the information I have received from the news media and other sources as well as Dr. E. D. Harrison's recent hearing and findings, it seems to be well established, and generally agreed by all, that the aunicipal employees of the City are not on a wage-hour scale commensurate with current economic standards for similar services. That this general problem of inequitable working conditions for municipal employees requires a solution in the near future is without doubt. Nevertheless, the present problem is in the specific arm.of the Fire Department and its demands. I have heard that it is agreed that monies are availabvle from present 1966 appropriations for the Fire Department due to unfilled vacancies in that Department throughout the past year. On the other hand, the greatest obstacle at the present time in granting the increase imm diately or retroactively from September 1, 1966 seems to be a legal one: namely, a law of the State of Georgia which prohibits the City of Atlanta from granting any pay raises after March 1 of the current fiscal yearo The legal opinion that such a retroactive pay raise is illegal has been tendered by both the City Attorney and an unknown attorney employed by �2- Dr. Harrison. The attorney for the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Independent is of a different opinion. I realize that both parties have been subjected to various pressures to resolve these differences and both parties are also under great press ure from those whcae concern is other than the firemen's immediate, economic problems. I feel that the Mayor has acted in good faith in his defacto recognition of captain J. I. Martin representing the voice of the .majority of the firemen in the f>epartment. I have first hand information that Captain Martin and his Executive Board have been trying to do everything that is humanly possible to avoid another work stoppage, and that is his responsibility. Mayor Allen and the City are on record as recognizing and being in sympathy with the needs of the situation. Both parties, therefore, seem to be working honestly and in good faith. Since it seems to be a legal question which threatens our collllllUnity with such disasterous and unbearable consequences, may I respectfully suggest that the following possible solution be carefully considered: First: That both parties put their legal differences in writing (perhaps in the form of a suit for a declaratory judgment). Second: That this legal difference of opinion be resolved by submitting this legal point, and only this legal point, to an impartial legal arbitrator whose expertise in legal matters and sense of fairness are unquestionable. Third: Tha t this legal expert be Judge Sam Phillips McKenzi e , subj ect to the approval of the Chief Judge of the Superior Court, the Honorable Virlyn Moore. Fourth: Tha t t he attorneys for both par tie s submit their c a se to Judge McKenzie within 48 hours eithe r by or al a rgumentation or by means of written brief or both f or his consider ed j udgment . Fifth : Tha t thi s j udgment be rendered as expedi t iously as possible by Judge McKenz i e afte r due consi der a tion. Sixt h: 1£ J udge McKenzie r ules that such a ret roact i ve increase is ill egal then the Uni on agrees that i t wi l l cease any further economic action to secure its demands prior to January 1, 1967. Seventh: 1£ Judge McKenzie rules that the City may lega lly grant said increase in salary and relief for the firemen out of available surplus funds (assuming the funds are available), then the City will grant such increases, retroac tively to Sep tember l , 1966 , as may be a greed upon by the parties . I realize t hat this is a s t op -gap and teaporary solution and does not bring int o the picture the PAS report or the concern of other parties for the plight of other city empl oyees. I believe, however, that it would certainly how the citizens of Atlanta that both partie have gone the last ail in order to bring about a reasonable, honorable nd just settlement . �3- The citizens of Atlanta cannot and will not tolerate another strike by their firemen, and I do not think the citizens will tolerate their firemen not receiving fair and just wages and working hours. If my offices can be used by either or both parties in resolving these or other differences, I respectfully offer their full resources. Should this be the case, I ask that you contact the Auxiliary Bishop, Most Reverend Joseph L. Bernardin, since I am presently in st. Joseph's Infirmary undergoing some tests. May I ask that you consider this letter strictly confidential. A copy has been sent only to the three persons ·named on the first page. No mention of this has been made to the news media. Respectfully yours, r f p,,,.P J-. 1 ~ Most Reverend Paul J. Hallinan Archbishop of Atlanta �; -- ·. J .r. ( ( r ) ' ) '-- c__.Jr l... a c ___,) ( f { ~----· - --..:---- - - • �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 23

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  • Text: BEGINNING AND MAXIMUI1 MONTHLY SALARIES AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS Source: Exhibit SOUTHEASTERN ~ OVER 100,000 f CPULATION C /f i eJ Survey by City of Atlanta Comptrollers' Office, June, 1966 Beginning Salary Monthly Rank Maximum Salary Monthly Rank Workweek (Hours) Memphis, Tennessee 450 1 545 1 66 Jacksonville, Florida 450 2 450 9 56 Birmingham, Alabama 413 3 501 2 56 Miami, Florida 409 4 497 3 56 Atlanta, -Georgia- - - - - - - - - - - - -403- - - - - 5 - - - - - -497- - - - 4 - - - - - - -60 - - Nashville, Tennessee- - - - - - - - - -400- - - - - 6 - - - - - 486- - - - 5 - - - - - -60 - - Columbus, Georgia 368 7 453 8 72 Tampa, Florida 365 8 422 13 56 St. Petersburg, Florida 364 9 472 6 56 Greensboro, North Carolina 362 10 464 7 72 Savannah, Georgia 348 11 444 10 72 New Orleans, Louisiana 345 12 405 14 52 Mobile, Alabama 343 13 427 12 56 Montgomery, Alabama 330 14 440 11 56 Average - All Cities Above 382.14 464.50 60.43 �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 32

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  • Text: September 6, 1966 RESOLUTION BY \\ FINANCE COMMITTEE: WHEREAS, the members of the Atlanta Fire Department requested the City of Atlanta to reduce their work week from 60 hours to 48 hours immediately and to increase the salaries paid all firemen by 10%, effective September 1, 1966, and that said 10% increa.s e would be in addition to any salary or wage increases granted by the City to other employees of the City, and · WHEREAS, the Finance Committee, after carefully reviewing the financia l position of the City, the legal limits placed on the City, a nd the revenue raising measures to be adopted, recommends that the following resolution be adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA as follows: 1. That, effective January 1, 1967, the fire fighting personnel of the Atlanta Fire Department be placed on a · three-platoon system and the work week of firemen be reduced from 60 hours per week to 56 hours per week. 2. That sufficient positions will be creat ed on October 1, 1966 in the Fire Department and that personnel will be recruited as quickly as possible to implement the 56-hour work week effective January 1, 1967. 3. That a salary increase of not less than two steps will be granted to all fire fighting personnel effective January 1, 1967. )~ That, effective January 1, 1967, the basic salaries paid uniformed police personnel will be increased to equal the salary increases granted firemen. 5. That salary and wage increases will be granted to all other City employees consistent with the financial capability of the City, t~king into consideration the salary and wage study now being conducted by Public Administration Service. �CERT IFIED RESOLUTION BY FINANCE co~~1ITTEE: Pled ging the cr ea tion of sufficient positions eff e ctive October 1, 1966 wit hin the Departmen t of Fire to i mpl eme nt 56-ho ur work week by J a nuary 1, 1967, a nd pledging s a l a ry incr ea ses f or fire fi ghting personne l , uniformed police personne l, and other City emp loyees 3 effective J anuary 1, 1 96 7. " /lt..DE..i /IM /Vo SEP �
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 36

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  • Text: March 21, 1966 The Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen City of Atlanta, Georgia Gentlemen: The Finance Committee met and reviewed the following resolutions which were adopted on December 29, 1965 by the International Association of Fire Fir,hters, Local No. 134 1 and referred by the Board of Aldermen on February 7, 1966 to the Finance Committee: (A) A resolution requestinR that the City of Atlanta reduce the work week of firemen from 60 hours to 56 hours and to adopt a three-platoon system to implement same. (B) A resolution requesting overtime pay at the rate of time and one half to firemen for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week. At the request of the Board of Aldermen, the Committee conducted a public hearing on Friday, March 18, 1966 at 2:00 P. M., in which ten people spoke favorably upon the request of the International Association of Fire Fignters. The Finance Committee reviewed a communication from Mayor Allen, who is Chairman of the Budget Commission, to Mr. John A. White regarding the anticipation of City of Atlanta General Fund revenues and the consistency with which the anticipations have been established for the last several years. The Mayor also advised the Finance Committee that the revenue anticipations cannot be revised upward after having been filed with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen unless a new source of revenue is f ound or an existing source of revenue is increased. The Committee also reviewed a report prepared by the City Comptroller regarding the cost of implementing a 56-hour work week, ·using the three-platoon system, for the firemen and the cost of paying time and one half as overtime f or any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. The Committee determined that if these two requests were granted, the annual cost would exceed $1,100,000. After due and caref ul considerat i on, the Committee determined that there were no funds on hand and available at this time to implement either or both of the requests made by the International Association of Fire Fighters. L ~..(f(' \) '--i - Therefore, it is with regret that the Committee i s forced to file an adverse report with your Honorable Body pe rtain ing t o these requestsr however, the Committee/pledges that it will give first preference to reducinp the work weekof- firemen in formulating the ·1 957 Budget before any over-all salary increase is c onsidered for employees and officers of the City. (F..&_FS...J ,,; ~~ �l - 2 - The Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen March 21, 1966 The Committee approved a provision for ove rtime pay at the rate of one and one half times the rep,ular rate of pay to firemen who are called buck on duty in an emergency after having worked 60 hours in that particular week. Respectfully submitted, �
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