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  • Text: STATEMENT BY MAYOR I VAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T . KNIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF F IREMAS TERS ; AND CHIEF C . H . HI LDEBRAND , ATLANTA F IRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:00 A . M . M o re than 500 Atlanta fireme,.z_: 5on~u0 M ct, /;}_f.1efuse t q_rep ort for duty Ile. ~ ~ ~~ v;~A,V - - 7 ~~ ~ = ----~ ;d_ ~ _ A _ _ . 4 ( ~ . , < .~ r ~ 143.215.248.55 12:52, 29 December 2017 (EST) ~ c:A/4/4L 143.215.248.55 12:52, 29 December 2017 (EST) -&_ ~l.---'?'l · A~ ~ ~ ~ _ _ _ . , . , ~ ~. J L ~ ~ ~ - < bo ~ ~ ,,/.)11. ~ _j'_._ 2:ti 7:.3 a r r-~. ~¾~~7:U~ �The Atlanta Fire Department continues to make progress toward restoration of normal fire protection. The number of fire stations, with fully manned apparatus in service, has been increased to 25 out of a total of 32 stations. ~tv-.l 67 Recruits have been assigned to stations for in-service training and duty under the leadership of experienced firemen and fire officers. Total employees in the department number 357 with 313 of this number performing fire fighting duties. The on-duty shift strength now averages 175 fire fighting personnel by virtue of extended work hours. The number of false alarms and fire calls is approximately the same as for the same period last year. I am requesting all the citizens of Atlanta to practice good fire prevention measures in their homes, businesses, churches, and schools. A check-off list is being released to the news media for self-inspection of your premises which, if conscientiously adhered to, can prevent fires and preserve property. �STATEMENT BY C HIEF C. H . HILDEBRAND Mr . Martin' s statement i s erroneous and is a clear design to mislead the public . The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in minutes. --------- pieces of equipment w ith men answered the call. of the firefighters were new personnel , but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal and experienced fire men of many years experience . The fire was brought under control in and extinguished in minutes . minutes There was never any danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control of the Atlanta Fire Department at every moment. The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and infl rnatory statements that the city is in grave danger o! burning up because of lack of firefighting personnel. This simply is not true. All st tions in s rvic:e , of 32, e d qu tely �manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated firemen . New men are being employed and trained daily . Since the walkoff of some 500 firemen on back firefighter staff :famtt up from , we hKVe built the to -------- The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at all times . I:f there is a reduction in fi:re protection, it is the result of former Captain Martin and his followers deserti ng their posts, refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton Superior C o urt to return to their jobs . It was Mr . Martin who refused to accept the city ' s action increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept Dr . Harri on' s recommendations and broke off negotiations with the B o ard of Aldermen . Mr . Martin d many other former employ Fire Department fail d to s of the City ppe r before the Board of Firemasters to even explain their actions or answer charges of dereliction of duty, failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the C o urt. no further choice. City of Atl n t . Th city had They w re fired as called for by the 1 ws of the �Since these men, by their actions , have chosen not to work for the Atlanta F i re Department, I call on them to refrain from continued harrassment of normal fire department operati ons and of the general public , and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with those men who desire to serve their city in thi s area of responsibility . �-The Atlanta Firefighters Un-ion Independent will and are ready at anytime to start negotiations with the Mayor of the City of Atlanta. We have alw~y§ b@@n r@adyi The AtlAnta Fir@fiBht@ra have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report. we tried -to do before Friday, September 2. This Dr. Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, in his mediator's report, gave the Union the option of a shor_ter work-hour week or an increase in pay. The report was made public. I will read in part from Dr. Harrison's report: ~tion 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 arrangement around the country. This reduction in hours would be made 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 increase granted to all City employees). Option II: Maintain the present average work week of 60 hours and to grant the presently employed firemen the fruits of the in• crease 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 "across the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighters chose Option II, that the increase in pay start September 1 or be retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September _l. We were and are ready to accept Paul J •. Hallinan, Archbishop of question of legality be left in Judge to act as arbitrator, and both parties. the the the his recommendations of City of Atlanta, that the hands of a Superior Court findings be binding on The Mayor has refused to sit ·down with our Union at anytime since August 31, and has refused any offer to end this dispute by anyone. There are many important people who have tried in the interest of public safety. We ask why has he refused. �- I �Carl Sutherland left the following information for you: Since September 6 we have employed 149 which includes 33 of the former firemen that have been reemployed. We have lo~ had 273 to pass the written examination but ~ some through medical examinations, court records, failure to repor~ or further tests, etc. There is no way of telling how many more who have passed the written examination are still likely to be employed -- Must be approximately 50 consideration. ~+; ll ~ under Still receiving good response to advertising. He doesn't know if you would want to m e ntion this but he feels the pickets have discouraged some of them from coming back to complete their applications. �9/~l STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND Mr. Martin 1 s statement is erroneous and is a clear design to mislead the public. The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in minutes. ------- pieces of equipment with men answered the call. of the firefighters were new personnel, but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal and experienced firemen of many years experience . The fire was brought under control in and extinguished in minutes. minutes There was never any danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control of the Atlanta Fire D e partment at e v e ry mome nt. The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and inflamato r y statements that the city is in grave danger of burning up b ecau se of l ack of firefighting p ers onne l. This simply is not true . All stations in s e rvice, of 32, aT e ade quate ly �manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated firemen. New men are being employed and trained daily. Since the walkoff of some 500 firemen on back firefighter staff ~ u p from , we have built the -~------ to -------- The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at all times. If there is a reduction in fire protection, it is the result of former Captain Martin and his followers deserting their posts, refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton Superior Court to return to their jobs. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept the city's action increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept Dr. Harrison's recommendations and broke off negotiations with the Board of Aldermen. Mr . Martin and many other former employees of the City Fire Department failed to appear before the Board of Firemasters to even expl ain their actions or answer charges of d ereliction of duty, failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the Court. no further choice. City of Atlan ta. The city had They were fired as called for by the laws of the �Since these men, by their actions, have chosen not to work for the Atlanta Fire Department, I call on them to refrain from continued harrassment of normal fire department operations and of the general public, and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with those men who desire to serve their city in this area of responsibility. �Tb Co thoir City of Atl&n ty up .rior- ColU't o to tullull firem city 1ld to r f11J'D to tbat m Unot r . twill fwiill to th city eir vga,,1Ha.. fur fu'th ,r c::.ti011 ~ ~o ec entativ ri • cUo · ctio • 0£ dty oificial ., incl of Co City • r • ri•., r,. Ci ! . ,. a i of la•, ..~.... ~~Ulllte •• •• i 1 �l. dez t Inform y u Bud t adjuabn nt 111 opted, ·o r tter pp....ove ct of th City of t 'te~ e arch 3ht:t. of th C tlau bud · t 11 ry rt! • h who re e n i tr lion ~cA d v ,. a tyo 0 bdo the· 'lion. ~ect to t to. JO r f, ir a r em 1n theil' ,.. port t ling cone flrem din s , th y can cl • r.rie offi incl cl d city t their n xt ae tin akfor immedl J'une 20th. 56 r oirl!t ek r ctl Ftnane Committe , M.r• •• 1( r •ri•, vt. 30 f fr m r. Jl ve • f ' •l • �WE ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINT ED HA T THESE ME N :WHO SAY T HEY REPRESEN T THE FIREMEN WHO ARE ON S T RIKE EXERCISE NO CON TROL OVER T HESE MEN. 'THESE LEADERS HA VE A r THE T EAMS TERS' UNI ON HALL S T A TED T HA T T HEY HA VE ASKED THE FIREMEN T O OBEY THE COUR T ORDER O RE TURN T O THEIR POS TS . THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM THE UNION LEADERSHIP. T HE CI T Y OFFICIALS HA VE ME T WI TH THESE LEADERS IN GOOD FAITH . W~ THOUGH T THEY WERE T HE ELEC TED REPRESENT A IVES AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN WHO ARE REFUSING T O WORK. APPAREN TLY THIS IS NO T T HE CASE . I F WE AKE T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVING T HIS DILEMMA , WE MUS T BE ABLE TO DEAL WI TII SOMEONE WHO DOES EXERCISE PROPER CONR'ROL OVER THE MAJ ORI T Y 0 1:s T HE FIREMEN AND WHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED BY THE FIREMEN. �7E ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED f HA ' THF..SE MEN WHO SAY THEY REPRESEN T THE F I REMEN . .-;: HO ARE ON S TRIKE EXERCISE NO CONTROL OVER '": HESE MEN. THESE LEADEFS HAVE A~ THE I'EAMS TE S 1 UNION HALL S A ED THA T THEY HAVE ASKED f HE FIREMEN TO OBEY THE COUR r ORDER .0 RE TURN r o ·r HEIR POS TS . THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM rHE UNION L EADERSHIP. T HE CI -y OFFICIALS HAVE ME T GOOD FAITH. I f H THESE LEADERS IN WE THOUGH T THEY WERE THE E L EC T ED REPRESEN1 A rIVES AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN HO ARE RE USING TO WORK. PPAREN TL Y THIS IS NO T niE CASE. IF DI LEMMA, E A8E T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVI NG ,..HIS E MUS T BE A BLE T O DEAL WI TH S OMEONE HO DOES EXERCISE PROPER CONimOL OVER THE MAJO I TY O ' THE FIFEMEN AND '\VHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED B Y THE F l EMEN. �STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T. KNIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, ll:00 A. M. More than 500 Atlanta firemen continue to refuse/J to report for duty orda-t' 01 -~ f:::v/}&,...J -5uf2--r1ov le-o ff ~rv~ b1~ u'f-1--o 1 1 tt?' s of as directed by &e-- ·Htta:TG~ 'l.he City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department ,~ ~ ~~ -fa office ~ The City Attorney's cul.e(J ~ the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Indpendent, and its principal officers, J. I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered. The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present dilemma with the members of the Fire Department through these men who are the representatives of the striking firemen. We have done as much as is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta. The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta. They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the citizens of this city. We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are under sworn oath to protect. Therefore, we are directing all employees of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to report to duty on their normal shifts at 8:00 a. m. Friday and 6:00 p . m. Friday. Anyone failing to report will be considered in violation of the City's Civ il S e rvice Law and will b e discharged for inattention to or dereliction of duty. The se jobs w ill the n b e d e clared o pen and applications will b e _/ �taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of income and loss of many years of retirement rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there ~ ~ has been no response to this request' fr~m the Union leadership. (} P~g,,e,,d u, a rt ~l> J/~ve 5 of Cto m m v/J1 c..«-fr .,~f µow ope~ w 1'?r- . (fl-~:j_,,/ ~ __s; Al':~5""'!~~=;t;.,... n <:,.., ' ' " ' u ..,,of" Q v, r<.IT•,?.,.. ae <'.12 Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no ·control· over the , 61 +'- ., , ·' - · r;5 hi e111 ~ striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated services, will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to their families and return to work as directed. . , �POLICE ATLANTA DEPARTZ.ZNT BUt,,L E. T l N Monday ·S eptember 5, 1966 .AUallta,• Georgia September 5, 1966 ·Effect-we- -~ me TE RS ; AND CHI EF C, H . HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT' - - T HUR SDAY , J U NE 9, 19 66, 11:30 A. M , More than 500 Atlanta., fi reme n c ontimue to re f u se t o report for d uty as directed by order of the Fulto n Su.~e r i r Ca.u rt and b y the authorities of the City of Atlanta and the A tlanta F i r e 1De pa:rtmen t, The City A ttorney's office has asked the Court this morning t o cite th e A tlantta Firefigh t e rs Union, Inde p e ndent, and its principal officers, J. I. M a rt in amd Leonard Styron, for civil conte mpt and failure to return to duty as cor del!."ed . The City of Atlanta h aw, made e,v e r y a tte mpt t o r es olve the pre s e nt dilemma with the members of tlre Ficre De par h ne nt rhr o ugh thes e m e n who are the representatives of the sttriki.mg fi1remen . We hav e d o n e a s m uch a s is possible under the laws gove r ninW, th e C ity o f Atlanta . The Union leaders ancn s raki ng; fir el!il'len h ave s how n an utte r contempt for the laws of the State of Ge or gia am d th e a ut h orit y of the C ity of Atla nta. They have also shown a reckle s s d is, e ga :rd fo r the prop e rty and live s of the citizens of this city. We can no longe r tol e ira te a ctio n wrud.ch pl a c es in jeopa rdy t h e thousands of lives and millions o f do lar s of p r operty wh ich the s e me n are under sworn oath to prote ct. Th e r eJfo r e, w e a re di r e c t i ng a ll employee s o f the Atlanta Fire D e p a rtm ent who wis h to rema in a s empl oy ee s o f the City to report to duty on their normal h i f•Sl no l a te r t han 8: 00 a . m . Saturday. F a ilure to report will be conside r e d a V'1olat:i.on a;f the City ' s Civ il S e r vice L a w a nd �,, will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or dereliction of duty. Employees failing to report will be suspended by the Chief pending the h ~arings and action will be taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of incom.e and the placing in jeopardy of many years of retirer.nent rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no response to thitL. request from the Union leadership. Apparently, there are no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its members. Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated servicei: will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State, and to their families and return to work as directed. �CITY OF .ATLANTA ' IVAN AL LEN',' JR ., MAYOR R. EARL LANDER S, Admini strative Assis tant MR S. ANN M. MOSES , Exec ut ive Sec reta ry DAN E. SWEAT , JR., Direct or of Gove rn menta l Li ai son NEWS RELEASE CIT Y HALL ATLANTA, G A. 30303 Tel . 522-4463 Ar ea Code 404 STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERNI.P,_ N WILLIAM T. K NIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:30 A. M. More than 500 Atlanta fire1nen continue to refuse to report for duty as directed by order of the Fulton Superior Court and by the authorities of the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department. The City Attorney's office has asked the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Independent, and its principal officers, J, I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered. The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present dilemma with the members of the Fire Department rhrough these m e n who are the representatives of the striking firemen. V{e have done as much as is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta. The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta. They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the citizens of this city. We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are under sworn oath to protect. Therefore, we are directing all employees of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to report to duty on their normal shifts no later than 8:00 a. m. Saturday, Failure to report will be considered a violation of the City's Civil S e rvice Law and ==== �,,' will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or dereliction of duty. Employees failing to report will be suspended by the Chief pending the h -:oarings and action will be taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of incom.e and the placing in jeopardy of many years of retirernent rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no response to thi'B.:. request from the Union leadership. Apparently, there are no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its members. Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the striking members because their request has been ignored. Thes"e two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated servicej, will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to their families and return to work as directed. �10 COr: m 1anta Jo urnal ~:~~.:-:-. ....:=~ ... . . ..-: : -. . ... and CONSTITUTION SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1966 .-'.0 .-,..-;:,..- .- ...,.: ., ... ,~-s:" 't::,::-:c,,,.,.;;';{~:.,;;:'...~:..-,:.,·;C;;...,.... ,,., ...,,..... -::.-, .. ,·:,....,.,.;·.,.J,,.,,,.,,.,.,.,.,., , ,.,.,~,.l,,,,.,; ,.,,:.-,,,,,::t:m~ NEW UN ION Ml LIT Grurnbl1ng Firem By RALEIGH BRYANS A number - evidently a large number - of disgruntled Atlanta firemen have defected from ·their old union to join a new independent" union that is exhibiting militancy and is seeking greater wage gains for them. The new union is now pressuring city officials to recognize it as negotiating agent for firemen with · an apparent threat that fin~men will take extraordinary action on their own if officials . do not. The union is Atlanta Firefighters Union, Inc.. independent. Its attorney and business representntive, Robert L. Mitchell, voiced this apparrnt threat in a May 16 letter addressed to Alderman W. T. Knight. chairman of the .city's Boarl of Fircmastcrs. MR. l\11TCIIELL slated that "if negotiations are not com-. mrnccd immrdialely. then the members of this union will have no choice hut t.o promulgate th >ir own working rulrs, which staff Photo- Charl e, P ug h will he placed into effect imATLANTA CITY HALL GETS PICKETS AS FIREMEN SEEK INCREASE IN PAY mediately." Placards Ask for Immediate Action Concerning Pay and Working Hours In the same lefter. Mr. Mitch· ell gave Mr. Knight what was charter to ,offl~lals of AFL-CIO. The city's present position has va Les Jn the fire degartmenl . at their monthly pay the first information any respon- The _new urnon was f~rmed, been laid down by Mayor Al- •was sible citv official had received accordmg to Capt. Marlm, on !en's administrative assistant, rose from $403 in 1960 to $49"7 in regarding the nature of the wage April 19. This, judging by Mr. Earl Landers. This position, quite 196 , or 23.3 ner cent. lnme and ho 11 r demands the new union Mclver's newsletter, must h~ve candidly, is that city leaders do sa . esfx years, _firemen.'. 25is making. followe? a Local 134 meetmg not s h are firemen's evident year service pensio-11S... increas..e.d ,.. at which members expressed str'ong belief that they have been from $150 a month to $227.50 or Upon behalf of the Allanta their disenchantment and indi- badly treated at the city budget 61.6 per cent. Their 35--year serfiremen." wrote Mr. Mitchell, cated their plans to defect from table. This, interestingly, is a vice pensions r_Qs~ rom 200 a "we are willing to agree al this the local. position taken by Local 134 Pres- mont to $295.80 a month, or ti~e to a 56.:.bo_u ~ck coup~ There have been persistent, ident Mclver in his April news- 47.9 er cent. Their inc-of-duty with a $100 per month wage m- but strictly unconfirmed, ru- letter. ffisill)..iill R5!nSiOllS rose from crease for cas. iremen on a -mors that Capt. Martin's new $150 a month to $323.05 a month, one-year basis. union is oriented to the Team- MR. LANDERS (as did Mr. or U e_r cen . And widow's The d e m a rrd- for a 56-hour sters Union. Hearsay has it that Mclver) details improved wage benefits -on disability pensions work week is not ne,v. It was the Teamsters Union did send and other benefits which have rose 1rofu $112.50 a month to the major demand made at the in organizers to Jure firemen accrued to firemen in the six- $242.28- a month, or. 115 per start of ' 1965 by firemen when into a Teamsters' affiliate but year period between in 1960 cent again. they were represented by their did not succeed in that. But fire- and this year. old union'. L?cal l M, lnte~·nation- men may have had help from In these__six__y..e.ars.,_ fir.emen.. MR. . LANDERS . ppints out al AsSQ_CJalion of Firefighters, Teamsters organizers i.n fnrm- ,liave received six inc enl that wage and per,.;ion increases AFL-CJO. ing their "independertl" union. pa increases. These increment accorded firemen have boosted increases id not come in one the annual fire department apBut brand-new is the new That, again, is rumor. union's demand for a $100 per The disgruntlement of city a year. however. _In 1960, theY-,, propriations from $3,765,955 in olicemen, 1960 to $5,247,678 in 1966, or an month wage increase. And new, firemen came to a head this to ether •it cit rant ~o-· eme t aggregate of $1,581.734. This, he and extraordinarv. is the union year as they had for a number w~ representative's 'giveaway that of years firemen at budget-mak- increase, while other city em- says, is the equivalent of more his organization is contemplat- ing time had pressured the al- ployes got one. In 1962 tbeuot than one mill of taxation, based , 10-· c n increase on the 1965 tax digest. He indiir.g a one-ye::i r union.cit~· con- dermanic finance committee to a s th er city cates the city feels it is meant ct. ·Citv ;mnnls rlo nrit re- shorten the fire department alung_Jli.UL..a fl r t an~· 'precedent o such a work week. The finance com- rmployes. In 1965 and again- 1n ingful to local taxpayers that hen_ef.it from ones the six-year $1,581,734 increase e ntracl. mittee decline t is, saying he 19.ilii, increment general increases. in outlays for firemen's salarcity budget was too tight. 'l'he impact of lhe six ies and pensions was realizeCI THE PRESJDENT of the new union, Capt. J. T. Martin. corn- THROUGH LOCAL 134, fire- increment increases for pri- without a tax ir.crcase. plained Tuesday, while leading men subsequently mounted an a group of firemen who picket- aggressive campaign to pered City Hall , that !Vlayor Allen suade aldermen to change their and other city offi cia ls had giv- minds. They appeared at City en the union thr. "old run- Hall in great numbers when the around" when it had sought rec- fi nan ce commi ttee accorded og-nilion. them a special hear in~ But they-. Ci lv offi cials contend this Is were told, finally. on March 21, no the case. Holl"c>vrr, they do that the committee's position n, kc it cle:ir th:11 ci rcum- still was the same - there just (. n r,s arr m:iki";; it difficult I wasn't money enough available. fr;,· q,,, m tn dct·1rll· \ li1C' 11i r lo I They did get a solemn pledge l "flJi'1' tl_ 1" rini 1111ion. Thr. I from . the full Roa rd of /\Ider,.,:,, f,r r nwn s un1ri 1 1, v~·,ng lo I men and Mayor Allen th-at their I ·, i' it·· r· 1 ;i t 1n 1 ;: ; i·rwk•· ;ma n , request for c1 shnrtr r \:·nrk :vrek: �THE PR ESIDENT of the new ,-________________, union, Capt. J. T. Marlin, com- THROUGH LOC 134, fireplained Tu.esday, while leading men subsequently· mounted an a group of firemen who picket- aggi:essive campaign to pered City Hall. that Mayor Allen suade aldermen to change their and other city officials had giv- minds. They appeared at City en the union the "old run- Hall in great numbers when the around " when it had sought rec- f i n an c e committee accorded ognition. them a special hearing. But they . City officials contend this ls were told, finally , on March 21, not · the case. However, they do that the committee's position make it clear that circum- still was the same - there just stances are making it difficult wasn't money enough available. for them to decide whether ·to The;> did get a solemn pledge recognize the new union . The from the full Board of Alderold firemen 's union is vying to men and Mayor Allen thaUheir · keep its position as spokesman request for a shorter work week for firemen . will receive first priority, above "This resolves itself into a all other budget requests, when contest between two groups who the city budget for 1967 is beclaim they are representing the ing fixed this fall and winter. members of the fire departWHAT FIREM~ demanded, ment," says Mayor Allen. If the claims of its president ~..anuar:y_ anLaga m are to be accepted, the new March a- r-edw;tiorl-oLih.elr union has laid hold of a siz- ~ c . o m . .fi0-1lour:s .J.o 56 able majority of the men in the h_qgrs_and- ti-me-and-a-half- overfire department. Capt. Martin t!.m.e.-p.ay..Jor- any_w..ork they persaid Tuesday that 550 of 718 l9rmed beY- nd t.'ne 40 hoursthat "eligible men" in the depart- most other city employes wor •. ment are members of his un- This would have cost the city ion. (Officially, th!!re are 726 $1.1 million, according to City firefighters.) Comptroller Charles_L. Davis. On the other hand, the presi- The_ finance_ c_omm!tte,e's, an? dent of the old AFL-CIO fire- the city admm1stration s, pos1men's union has said in a news- tion at the time was that the letter published recently that 1966 budget was the tightest in "there will always be a Local years. This was in large part 13-1, International Association of the case, finance officials insistFirefighters," an.d that the old ed, because the budget included union is still very much in busie-ste ' a raise for all city ness. personnel - firemen included. , The iremen em n s, said RADIOMAN JIMMY McIVER city officials, could only be met disp uted reports - reports ap- by raising the city's ad valorem parently circulated by members tax rate. 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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 3

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  • Text: TO ALL ATLAiHA CI TI ZENS The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every effort to give the citizens of Atlanta the best fire protection possible , but we do need your help, The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important during this period while new personnel are being trained. What can you do to help? You can do many things. FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDE NTS C You can cause or prevent fires! Ose the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good o1d Arneri can common sense and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE - ---- YOUR HOhE Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic, garage , and yard? Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords? Are your fuses the right size? Is your heating and cookinq equipment safe? Is gasoline for power mower safely stored? YOUR BUS Ii~ESS Is smoking adequately controlled? Is wiring and electrical equipment safe? Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place? Has your heatinq system been checked uy a qualified that it is safe? Is guard , caretaker or watchman properly instructed Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept Is packing material safely kept? Are lift trucks refueled only in safe locations? Is the yard and premises kept free of leaves, scrap Are paints , flammable liquids and oily rags handled person to see and service adequate? clean? lumber and debris? and stored safely? YOUR CHURCHES ANO SCHOOLS Are your schools adequately protected against unauthori zed entry? Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or employee? Is the el ectrical wiring safe? Is rubbish collected and disposed of in a safe manner so as to not endanger the occupants or structure? If cooking equipment is provided , is your hood, duct, and st ove cleaned frequ ently? EVERYBODY fires start short ly after you l eave you r home or close you r bu siness. Does someone check fo r hazards every day at cl osing ti me or j ust before l eavi ng your home? Is your wiring safe and are defective extensi on cords replaced? Do you make it a practice to not allow unauthorized burning of refuse? Is trespass guarded against? Is all fire protection equipment in working order? Are you careful with smoking and matches? ~ ny i~EVER' NEVER s::oKE rn BED �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 11

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  • Text: September 12, 1966 F ire Department Information: I more fire station opened over weekend making a total of 22 stations now operating. 265 men now working. being p rocessed . Approximately 50 new applicants now M o re stations w ill be opened this week . H owever , Chief is not in a position to say how many at this time . From 8 :00 a . m . Saturday to 8 :00 a . m . Monday, the department an s wer ed 56 a l arms as follows: 11 false alarms Z 1 buiiliing s 12 trash 6 service calls 6 automobiles Of the 21 building alarms answered , 5 were in the B oulevard Forrest areas caused by molotov cocktails . R EL :lp �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 13

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  • Text: TO ALL ATLANTA CITIZENS The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every effort to aive the citizens of Atlanta the bes t fire protection possible , but we do need-your help. The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important during this period while new personnel are being trained. What can you do to help? You can do many things. FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDENTS You can cause or prevent fires! the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good old American common sense and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE----- Ose YOUR HOhE Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic , garage, and yard? Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords? Are your fuses the right size? Is your heating and cooking equipment safe? Is gasoline for power mower safely stored? YOUR BUSil~ESS Is smoking adequately controlled? Is wifing and electrical equipment safe? Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place? Has your heating system been checked ~Ya qualified that it is safe? Is guard , caretaker or watchman properly instructed Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept Is packing material safely kept? Are lift truc ks refueled only in safe locations? Is the yard and premis es kept free of l eaves , scrap Are paints , flammabl e li quids and oily rags handl ed person to see and service adequate? clean? lumber and debris? and stored safely? YOUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS Are your schools adequately protected against unauthorized entry? Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or emp loyee? Is the el ectrical wirinq safe? Is r ubbish coll ected and disposed of in a saf e manner so as to not endanger t he occu pant s or st ructure? If cooking equi pment is provi ded , i s your hood , duct, and st ove cl eaned frequent ly? EVERYBOOY Many fires start shor tly after you l eave you r home or cl ose you r business. Does someone check for hazards every day at closing time or just before leaving your home? Is your wiring safe and are defective extension cords replaced? Do you make it a practice to not allow unauthorized burning of refuse? Is trespass guarded against? Is all fire protection equipment in working order? Are you careful with smoking and matches? i~EVER, 1JEVER s:·:oKE IN BED �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 17

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  • Text: -The Atlanta Firefighters Un-ion Independent will and are ready at anytime to start negotiations with the Mayor of the City of Atlanta. We have alw~y§ b@@n r@adyi The AtlAnta Fir@fiBht@ra have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report. we tried -to do before Friday, September 2. This Dr. Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, in his mediator's report, gave the Union the option of a shor_ter work-hour week or an increase in pay. The report was made public. I will read in part from Dr. Harrison's report: ~tion 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 arrangement around the country. This reduction in hours would be made 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 increase granted to all City employees). Option II: Maintain the present average work week of 60 hours and to grant the presently employed firemen the fruits of the in• crease 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 "across the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighters chose Option II, that the increase in pay start September 1 or be retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September _l. We were and are ready to accept Paul J •. Hallinan, Archbishop of question of legality be left in Judge to act as arbitrator, and both parties. the the the his recommendations of City of Atlanta, that the hands of a Superior Court findings be binding on The Mayor has refused to sit ·down with our Union at anytime since August 31, and has refused any offer to end this dispute by anyone. There are many important people who have tried in the interest of public safety. We ask why has he refused. �- I �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 19

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  • Text: 9/~l STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND Mr. Martin 1 s statement is erroneous and is a clear design to mislead the public. The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in minutes. ------- pieces of equipment with men answered the call. of the firefighters were new personnel, but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal and experienced firemen of many years experience . The fire was brought under control in and extinguished in minutes. minutes There was never any danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control of the Atlanta Fire D e partment at e v e ry mome nt. The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and inflamato r y statements that the city is in grave danger of burning up b ecau se of l ack of firefighting p ers onne l. This simply is not true . All stations in s e rvice, of 32, aT e ade quate ly �manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated firemen. New men are being employed and trained daily. Since the walkoff of some 500 firemen on back firefighter staff ~ u p from , we have built the -~------ to -------- The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at all times. If there is a reduction in fire protection, it is the result of former Captain Martin and his followers deserting their posts, refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton Superior Court to return to their jobs. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept the city's action increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept Dr. Harrison's recommendations and broke off negotiations with the Board of Aldermen. Mr . Martin and many other former employees of the City Fire Department failed to appear before the Board of Firemasters to even expl ain their actions or answer charges of d ereliction of duty, failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the Court. no further choice. City of Atlan ta. The city had They were fired as called for by the laws of the �Since these men, by their actions, have chosen not to work for the Atlanta Fire Department, I call on them to refrain from continued harrassment of normal fire department operations and of the general public, and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with those men who desire to serve their city in this area of responsibility. �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 21

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  • Text: WE ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINT ED HA T THESE ME N :WHO SAY T HEY REPRESEN T THE FIREMEN WHO ARE ON S T RIKE EXERCISE NO CON TROL OVER T HESE MEN. 'THESE LEADERS HA VE A r THE T EAMS TERS' UNI ON HALL S T A TED T HA T T HEY HA VE ASKED THE FIREMEN T O OBEY THE COUR T ORDER O RE TURN T O THEIR POS TS . THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM THE UNION LEADERSHIP. T HE CI T Y OFFICIALS HA VE ME T WI TH THESE LEADERS IN GOOD FAITH . W~ THOUGH T THEY WERE T HE ELEC TED REPRESENT A IVES AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN WHO ARE REFUSING T O WORK. APPAREN TLY THIS IS NO T T HE CASE . I F WE AKE T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVING T HIS DILEMMA , WE MUS T BE ABLE TO DEAL WI TII SOMEONE WHO DOES EXERCISE PROPER CONR'ROL OVER THE MAJ ORI T Y 0 1:s T HE FIREMEN AND WHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED BY THE FIREMEN. �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 23

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T. KNIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, ll:00 A. M. More than 500 Atlanta firemen continue to refuse/J to report for duty orda-t' 01 -~ f:::v/}&,...J -5uf2--r1ov le-o ff ~rv~ b1~ u'f-1--o 1 1 tt?' s of as directed by &e-- ·Htta:TG~ 'l.he City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department ,~ ~ ~~ -fa office ~ The City Attorney's cul.e(J ~ the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Indpendent, and its principal officers, J. I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered. The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present dilemma with the members of the Fire Department through these men who are the representatives of the striking firemen. We have done as much as is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta. The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta. They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the citizens of this city. We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are under sworn oath to protect. Therefore, we are directing all employees of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to report to duty on their normal shifts at 8:00 a. m. Friday and 6:00 p . m. Friday. Anyone failing to report will be considered in violation of the City's Civ il S e rvice Law and will b e discharged for inattention to or dereliction of duty. The se jobs w ill the n b e d e clared o pen and applications will b e _/ �taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of income and loss of many years of retirement rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there ~ ~ has been no response to this request' fr~m the Union leadership. (} P~g,,e,,d u, a rt ~l> J/~ve 5 of Cto m m v/J1 c..«-fr .,~f µow ope~ w 1'?r- . (fl-~:j_,,/ ~ __s; Al':~5""'!~~=;t;.,... n <:,.., ' ' " ' u ..,,of" Q v, r<.IT•,?.,.. ae <'.12 Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no ·control· over the , 61 +'- ., , ·' - · r;5 hi e111 ~ striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated services, will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to their families and return to work as directed. . , �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 30

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  • Text: . .... FOR USE UPON RECEIPT STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND Atlanta Fire D e partment Monday, September 5, 1966 The loyal members of the Atlanta Fire Department are providing fire protection fo'r the citizens of Atlanta on a round the clock basis. They are working greatly extended hours over their normal work week of 60 hours. Of the 225 m~n on dut y, the added hours has resulted in 40% more manpower. These men are well-trained and highly skilled, and are dedicated to protecting the people of Atlanta. As a result of this increase in manpower, beginning Tuesday four additional fire stations will be put into service on a 24 hour basis. These four stations will be activated day by day. Most of the surrounding governments have reaffirmed our long standing Mutual Assistance Pact of providing firemen and equipment should an emergency arise. I am most g rateful for this added help. In additi on, the Atlanta Polic e D e partment has provided m e n at each firehouse to take over many non-firefighting responsibilities; thereby relieving our skilled men of thos e routine duties. In case of an emergency, other city employe es are on a stand-by basis to render clean-up assistance. I know all people of Atlanta will join me in expressing appreciation for this cooperation. Beginn i n g Tues da y morn ing , the Pe r s o n n e l D epartment i s accele rating its efforts to recruit people for the vacant positions in the Fire Departm..ent. Informa tion conc e rning thes e jobs can be obtained by calling the Pe r s onne l Dir e ctor a t 522 - 446 3. The City of Atlanta is well protecte d under this emergency condit ion, a nd I wish to assure e v e ry citizen tha t thi s protection will c ont i n u e and i mprove daily. - 3 0- �' �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 33

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  • Text: STATUS REPORT ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER 7, 1966 10:00 A . M . Three additional Fire Stations will be placed in operation today . This will bring the t otal to 19 out of 32, Three previously unmanned stations were returned to the line on Tuesday upping the total as of Wednesday morning to 16. The total nwnb er of personnel has i ncreased to 240 as of 10:00 anm.. Fifty .. eeven applications were processed fro1n persons seeking employment as Firefighters and 21 have passed all the requirements as of 8 :00 p . m ., T uesday. The Personnel Office began processing additional applicants at 8 : 00 a . m . Wednesday and will remain open each night this week until 8:00 p . m. There have been 456 Firemen suspended. Approximately 100 of .these are probationary Firefighters and the disposition of their suspensions will be handled by the Chief of the F i re Department under the City's M e rit System Rules and Regulations . The remaining 356 suspend d employees have been cited to go before the B o ard of Firema.sters and he rings will begin the week of Septembei- 19. �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 42

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  • Text: ~ -./Ji~~...,__ 143.215.248.55'l,,~ ~ ~d4 ~~\ . . _. -.t:-,. • _,,_... -t ,- ~--;;7,;i;j ~ ~ ·.id_+LA _.z~i 11 - • - 1 • -. -~------- 7. ~~- /~O . :.' t.f:~<> 1~ a. a~Cr-~.~~ ,-4'-,--c-, 143.215.248.55 /7 ... -~ Mts~ ~ . _ Av-r., -;s --I--~~1.H..,u4'fJ.h 3 ____ _ ' ti. -l'J/4-.foi.t .'[ .-~- - ""' .:._ ___ ·_,t__- ~LA/h_:!~ ~ -.~~'--,;-...!,_____!____----,-----c-- 1- I ,. •,. ... -- \. -. -r -· , I I 'L~ .. . c:, ~ 'I • .,,,~ ,i. - • 1 • ,.. �1/2(/ .... r _. ,I •• ' _IS . l ., ·- .. M �L -- - ·- ----. ·----· ~-·- / .... . - 2 z l -- • .... ~-__' . _ t --- . .- . -, .... .- . ,- > • -. .. , .- ~ ·~· -· . I -- ------ ----... ' ...,:, ~ ,'- i '_V ,._ I .. - !'" ... .,, , ~,, - r' V L -.,- : T -l { I • �- J - ... iv ,;J .. y.: . ... .. . --· - ... -,,. ' ' Lt? e"-r'/c. - 4 .. w e~ /<~ ~--~r--J, • • • C . /1 . ~\ / -- .,. .- ~-- . .' ___,:!' • /tf~{; :·~ . _. ' .. •.... ,, -._.1, .. _....,c -• .......~ ... ·_· -~ ... I - ., ~. • "., -.... r ,- ~ .. ., ' \ ' �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 2

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  • Text: The City Personnel Department yesterday examined 55 applicants for Fireman; 27 passed the written examination. Medical examinations and the oral interviews will be completed today. C. �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 7

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  • Text: ----· . STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, JR. Friday, September 9, 1966 11:00 A. M. Fire Chief Hildebrand reports this morning that two additional fire .stations have been placed in service. bringing the total now in operation to 21 out of 32. This has been accomplished by placing existing Fire Depqrtment personnel on overtime and by adding ten additional men to the Fire Department complement. The ten men added Thursday now give us a total of 254 Firemen. We were fortunate in having only 12 alarms during the night and none was of major import. Two firefighting units were required to move some 50 bales of damaged cotton from a cotton warehouse .fire at 1088 Murphy Avenue. The City Construction Department was requested to assist by sending mechanized equipment to expedite the moving of the cotton bales and promptly responded to lend a hand to the Firemen. r �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 9

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  • Text: STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN ALLEN , J R . Thursday, September 8 , 196 6 10 : 00 a . m . Fire Chief C . H . Hildebrand reports this morning that 19 F i re Stations are n ow in f ull operati on and that the per s onnel total is up t o 244 . Fireme n responded to 17 a l arms during the night from 6 : 00 p . m . until 8 : 00 a . m . None of the a l arms was serious . Chief Hildebrand also reports that 10 0 pr obationary F i refighters have been d i smissed for failure to report to work as ordered. 367 other Firefighters have been suspended. All suspension citations will be mailed before the end of the day and we expect this number to represent the total of those to be suspended . The Board of Firemasters has scheduled hearings for September 19 thr ough September 23. The City Pe rs onnel Department yesterday examined 55 applicants for Firefighter positions and will continue an in nsive recruitment campaign to fill vacancies which now exist in the Fire Department. With reference to the disorders of Tuesday night in the Summerhill are , all activity seems to bebback to normal. Ten arrests were made on Wednesday afternoon in the area when s veral individuals �
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Box 1, Folder 15, Document 10

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  • Text: The suspe nded Firemen will pick up their pay checks t oday at the training tower bet ween 9 . m . and 12 noon. The 100 p robationary firefighters who have been terminated will pick up their pay checks today at the Fire Department Headquarters after they have turned in all equipment assigned tb them. �
  • Tags: Box 1, Box 1 Folder 15, Folder topic: Fire department | strike | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 1, Folder 15, Document 18

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  • Title: Box 1, Folder 15, Document 18
  • Text: Carl Sutherland left the following information for you: Since September 6 we have employed 149 which includes 33 of the former firemen that have been reemployed. We have lo~ had 273 to pass the written examination but ~ some through medical examinations, court records, failure to repor~ or further tests, etc. There is no way of telling how many more who have passed the written examination are still likely to be employed -- Must be approximately 50 consideration. ~+; ll ~ under Still receiving good response to advertising. He doesn't know if you would want to m e ntion this but he feels the pickets have discouraged some of them from coming back to complete their applications. �
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  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 1, Folder 15, Document 27

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  • Title: Box 1, Folder 15, Document 27
  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Admin istra tive Assist ant MRS. ANN M. MOS ES, Execut ive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Govern mental Liaison NEWS RELEASE C ITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 3030 3 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 STATEMENT BY MAYOR !VAN .AL LlE N; ALDE RM.AN 'W ILLIAM T, KNIGHT, CW..IRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMM> TE RS ; AND CHI EF C, H . HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT' - - T HUR SDAY , J U NE 9, 19 66, 11:30 A. M , More than 500 Atlanta., fi reme n c ontimue to re f u se t o report for d uty as directed by order of the Fulto n Su.~e r i r Ca.u rt and b y the authorities of the City of Atlanta and the A tlanta F i r e 1De pa:rtmen t, The City A ttorney's office has asked the Court this morning t o cite th e A tlantta Firefigh t e rs Union, Inde p e ndent, and its principal officers, J. I. M a rt in amd Leonard Styron, for civil conte mpt and failure to return to duty as cor del!."ed . The City of Atlanta h aw, made e,v e r y a tte mpt t o r es olve the pre s e nt dilemma with the members of tlre Ficre De par h ne nt rhr o ugh thes e m e n who are the representatives of the sttriki.mg fi1remen . We hav e d o n e a s m uch a s is possible under the laws gove r ninW, th e C ity o f Atlanta . The Union leaders ancn s raki ng; fir el!il'len h ave s how n an utte r contempt for the laws of the State of Ge or gia am d th e a ut h orit y of the C ity of Atla nta. They have also shown a reckle s s d is, e ga :rd fo r the prop e rty and live s of the citizens of this city. We can no longe r tol e ira te a ctio n wrud.ch pl a c es in jeopa rdy t h e thousands of lives and millions o f do lar s of p r operty wh ich the s e me n are under sworn oath to prote ct. Th e r eJfo r e, w e a re di r e c t i ng a ll employee s o f the Atlanta Fire D e p a rtm ent who wis h to rema in a s empl oy ee s o f the City to report to duty on their normal h i f•Sl no l a te r t han 8: 00 a . m . Saturday. F a ilure to report will be conside r e d a V'1olat:i.on a;f the City ' s Civ il S e r vice L a w a nd �,, will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or dereliction of duty. Employees failing to report will be suspended by the Chief pending the h ~arings and action will be taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of incom.e and the placing in jeopardy of many years of retirer.nent rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no response to thitL. request from the Union leadership. Apparently, there are no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its members. Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated servicei: will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State, and to their families and return to work as directed. �
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  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 1, Folder 15, Document 31

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  • Title: Box 1, Folder 15, Document 31
  • Text: STATUS REPORT ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER 7, 1966 10:00 A. M. Three additional Fire Stations will be placed in operation today. This will bring the total to 19 out of 32. Three previously unmanned stations were returned to the line on Tuesday upping the total as of Wednesday mo"rning to 16. The total number of personnel has increased to 240 as of 10:00 a. m. fr~r:::;,.ng Fifty-seven applications were processed emp loyment as Firefighters and 21 have ~ - d all the requirements as 0£--8 . 00 p t*'Sl., T uesday . The Personnel Office began processing additional applicants at 8:00 a. m. Wednesday and will remain open each night this week until ·S-:-0-0 p. m. 1 : ·;i J There have been 456 Firemen suspended. Approximately 100 of these are probationary Firefighters and the disposition of their suspensions will be handled by the Chief of the Fire Department under the City's Merit System Rules and Regulations. The remaining 356 suspended employees have been cited to go before the B o ard of Firemasters and hearings will begin the week of September 19. �
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  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 1, Folder 15, Document 32

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  • Title: Box 1, Folder 15, Document 32
  • Text: STATUS REPORT ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER 7, 1966 10:00 A. M. THREE ADDITIONAL FIRE STA TIO NS WILL BE PLACED IN OPERATION TODAY. OF 32. THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL TO 19 OU T THREE PREVIOUSLY UNMANNED STATIONS W ERE RETURNED TO THE LINE ON TUESDAY UPPING THE TOTAL AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING TO 16. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONNEL HAS INCREASED TO 240 AS OF 10:00 A . M. FIF T Y -SE VEN APPLICATIONS WER E PR OCE SSED FROM PERSONS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGH TERS AND 2 1 HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE R E QUI R E MENTS AS OF 7 :3 0 P. M ., T U ESDAY. THE P ERS ONNEL OFFICE BEGAN PROCESSING ADDITIONAL APPLICANTS A T 8 : 0'0 A .M., W E DNE SDAY A ND WILL R EMAIN OPE N EAC H NIGHT THIS WEEK UNTIL 7:3 0 P. M. THERE HAVE BEEN 456 FIREMEN SUSPENDED . APPROXIMATELY 10·0 OF THESE ARE PR O BATIO NARY FIREFIGHTERS AND THE DLSPOSITION O F THEIR S USPENSIONS WILL �PAGE TWO BE HANDLED BY THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER THE CITY'S MERIT SYSTEM RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE REMAINING 356 SUSPENDED EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN CITED TO GO BEFORE THE BOARD OF FIREMASTERS AND HEARINGS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19. �
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  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 1, Folder 15, Document 36

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  • Title: Box 1, Folder 15, Document 36
  • Text: DRAFT De r Mayor Allen : The s t rike by membel" of the Atlanta Fire Department i s a regrettable and saddeni ng act gai nst the public interest of the citi zens of our city. The Citizens and S ,· uthern National Bank stands behind the city nd the Fire Departm nt our t this time of traal and would like to offe r ssistance wheTever it might be useful. It ha occurred to me that OUl' C & S helicopters might provide r pid transportation for movement of personnel or out fir upplies in carrying protection service • If the e are needed and c n be utlli z d by the city nd the Fire Dcp rtm nt, they will be pl c d upon your request. Sincerely yours, t your disposal �
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  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017