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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 56

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY CHIEF C, H, HILDEBRAND ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday, September 16, 1966 For Release 11:00 A. M. The City of Atlanta has in operation this morning 25 fully manned Fire Stations. The total 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. bite so = res oe ee et eee 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 throughout 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 reaxonoble remaining unmanned stations in operation within period of time. The Personnel Office at 260 Central 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 requesting all the citizens of Atlanta to practice good fire prevention measures in their homes, businesses, churches and schools.
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 47

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  • Text: September 14, 1966 Mr. P. W. Brandon Regional Office and Warehouse Manager S. ©, Johnson and Son, Inc, P, O. Box 10738 Atlanta, Georgia 30310 Dear Mr. Brandon: Mayor Allen has requested me to acknowledge your letter of September 7, 1966. You are no doubt aware that the Atlanta firemen were told repeatedly that the City could neither legally nor financially grant their request during 1966. They were assured by resolution of the Board of Aldermen that they would receive both a salary increase and a reduction in work hours on January 1, 1967. This they chose to ignore. City officials including the Personnel Director, the Chief of the Fire Department, the Mayor and the entire Board of Aldermen feel that the position taken by the City regarding the striking firemen is in the best interest of all of our citizens. It is our understanding from Chief C. H. Hildebrand that the Southeastern Board of Fire Underwriters together with repre- sentatives of individual insurance companies have conferred with the Chief regarding the fire protection beimg rendered, and there has been no indication on the part of anyone that — ae} Mr. P. W. Brandon September 13, 1966 Page Two there will be an increase in fire insurance rates. If you have any information to the contrary, Iam sure that Chief Hildebrand would appreciate being advised of it. Please be assured that City officials will continue to seek a reasonable solution to the problem, Very truly yours, R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant REL:lp CC: Chief C. H. Hildebrand —
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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% increase 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 financial. position of the City, the legal limits placed on the City, and 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 created 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. fs 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, taking into considera~ tion the salary and wage study now being conducted by Public Administration Service. = RESOLUTION BY FINANCE COMMITTEE, Pledging the creation of sufficient positions effective October 1, 1966 within the Depart- ment of Fire to implement 56-hour work week by January 1, 1967, and pledging salary increases for fire fighting per- sonnel, uniformed police personnel, and other City employees, effective January 1, 1967. BOARD OF ALDERMEN SEP 6 (866_'
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 23

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  • Text: BEGINNING AND MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARIES Exhibit AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS SOUTHEASTERN STATES OVER 100,000 ECEULATION Clif (Eg Source: Survey by City of Atlanta Comptrollers' Office, June, 1966 Beginning Salary Maximum Salary Workweek City Monthly Rank Monthly Rank (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 Atianta, Geotgia. = t—i(“i‘C;C;CUOS A030 et eh eee ROT a. eas ae ee eel 60s Nashville, Tennessee ~- = = =~ =—— no o.oo he EO Ceo ae eRe GO "a 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 46

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  • Text: Mutual Insurance Agents SERVICE « SAVINGS Phone: 469-8074 378 Kenilworth Circle INDEPENDENT MUTUAL STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. 30083 GEORGIA FULTON COUNTY RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Georgia Association of Mutual Insurance Agents recognizes the seriousness of the lack of proper fire protection in the City of Atlanta, this Association goes on record as urging the parties concerned to take whatever action is necessary to promptly restore fire protection services to prmperly protect lives and property in this City. This resolution adopted at the 29th Annual DSusiness Meeting of this Association, September 16, 1966. iecording Sec
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 62

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  • Text: Ena Mayor's Office, City Hall Mr. T. Scott Walters Pres Atlanta Dis Lodge 46 IAM and AW AFLCIO {05). 408P EST Aug 24 66 AC338 A LLC282 PD 5 Extra Atlanta Ga 24 440P EST I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WIRE AND WISH TO ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE FIREMEN IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED. IVAN ALLEN, JR. MAYOR
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 81

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  • Text: TO ALL ATLANTA CITIZENS Tne Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every effort to give the citizens of Atlanta the best fire protection pcssible, 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! Use the check lists below and good old American common sense and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE----- YOUR HOME Ts 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 BUSINESS Is smoking adequately controlled? Is wiring and electrical equipment safe? Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place? Has your heating system been checked Ly a qualified person to see that it is safe? Is guard, caretaker or watchman properly instructed and service adequate? Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept clean? Is packing material safely kept? Are lift trucks refueled only in safe locations? Is the yard and premises kept free of leaves, scrap lumber and debris? Are paints, flammable liquids and oily rags handled and stored safely? YOUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS Are your schools adequately protected against unauthorized entry? Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualified firm or employee? Is the electrical 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 stove cleaned frequently? EVERYBODY Many fires start shortly after you leave your home or close your 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? NEVER, NEVER S'‘OKE IN BED
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 91

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  • Text: Genth Street Methodist Church 425 TENTH STREET, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Telephone 875—2666 September 9, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall 68 Mitchell St., S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: I would like to express my appreciation for the vital role you played in reconciling the group involved in the Capitol Avenue - Ormond Street incident. You demonstrated to our city your willingness to peacefully re- solve conflicts. I admire your courage and personal involvement to make the appeal you did. Through such positive leadership Atlanta will be able to successfully resolve her racial tensions. I would appreciate you giving the same kind of leadership in resolving the tensions associated with the Firemen and the city. You can be a re- conciling force here and provide the positive leadership that is needed. Has the door of reconciliation been closed too hastily? Was too drastic action taken too soon? Were all avenues of reconciliation exhausted before the doors were slammed shut? Should recruitment of new firemen be as successful as anticipated, our city will ‘still depend on a group. of untrained men for fire protection. Many men who have courageously protected life and property of our city haven't been heard in their grievances. Your position is not an easy one. The citizens of Atlanta recognize that it takes a bigger man to admit a mistake, assume a role of reconciliation, and serve the best interests of everyone involved than to take a dogmatic position and jeopordize life and property of everyone. I pray for divine leadership for you and all those charged with re- sponsibility of leadership in our city. "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself." We have the high privilege of emulating this noblest quality of our Lord in involving ourselves in positions of reconciliation. May our Heavenly Father provide you leadership and power to serve our city. He yours y PET Laigh Rya e Seawright, Pastor Tenth Street Methodist Church
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 71

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  • Text: STATEMENT BY: James ©. Moore, President Atlanta, Georgia Labor Council, AFL-CIO June 9, 1966 The early part of this year, the Atlanta, Georgia Laber Council, AFL-CIO went on record of supporting the Firefighters Local Union # 134, AFL-CIO in their request to city officials in seeking a 56 hour work week and time and a half-time for overtime, The local union did receive the time and a half-time for overtime, but did not receive the shorter work week. We did, and still think that the firemen are deserving of this relief, and believe that the city could have found a remedy for this situation. However, this ilid not happen, but was promised that it would be given first consideration for the year 1967. During the past several years, the city has consistently recognised the AFL-CIO, and has always shown good faith. The Firefighters Local Union #134 chose to abide by this decision. This is what brought about the split in the firefighters union, We want to make it clear that the 98 other local unions affiliated with the Atlanta, Georgia Labor Council, AFL-CIO do not subscribe nor condone the action of the so-called "Firefighters Independent Union". We also commend the membership of the Firefighters Local Union #134 for not only remaining on their jobs, but during off hours, remaining on duty to see that the fire stations were properly staffed to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Atlanta. . of which, our membership composed of 40,000 members, is also a vital part of our great city. I further state that on Tuesday night, June 7th, Firefighters Local Union 134, AFL-CIO dispensed with their regularly scheduled meeting to report to their respective fire stations, being firmly convinced that this was more important thah holding a local union meeting at that particular time. } ii ae sa i I
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 74

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  • Text: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30332 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT September 8, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: Thank you for your kind words in behalf of my efforts to serve as mediator between the firemen and the City. I was pleased to have an opportunity to what I hoped might repay the City in part for its many contributions to Tech, and you for your friendship and service to the institution and the Alumni Association, There are no fees or expenses involved. Mr. Claude A, Petty, Vice President and General Manager of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, made arrangements for the meeting room in which the hearing was held and provided coffee and coca colas. He also made available guides and extra service assistants in setting up and removing the tables and public address systems, one of which he furnished without cost. The stenographer who took down and transcribed the entire hearing was Mr. Fred Burrell, who did an excellent job. I believe that a note of thanks to Mr. Petty and possibly to Mr. Burrell is all that would be required. One requirement as expressed in the Aldermanic Board's resolution was that copies of my report were to be made avail- able to the City and to the firemen. I did not furnish the several hundred copies that would have been required for complete distribution and you might perhaps consider having it done by the Mayor's office. My most sincere thanks to you for your very kind words, Sincerely yours, S- CL Edwin D. Harrison President EDH: jg
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 89

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  • Text: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY : 7 ATLANTA. GEORGIA 30332 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT fist 22, Mr. John Dougherty Attorney At Law Williem-Oliver Building Atlenta, Genrpie 30305 ost 2 copy of my conclusions and recommendations as Paper eiet z in cecordance vith the request made upon me by the City at 4 tlanta and the Atlanta Firefishters Union, Incorporated. : tt oe be noted that my recommendations will res elt ultimately in the ex- pentiture of funds by the City of Atlanta. It will also be noted that my etomine datas do not immediately recommend a full implementation of the reauire- ments de by the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Incorporated. . ed all the material as conscientious impozed by the . pene ; ene iater end because of the very extensive nate :re of the tas! more thorough study than could be sinok by one individual ‘al t £ ne had considerable time to seek out all the facts and te make appropriate recommend- recommendations in sood I ask both varties concerned to accept my fa 3 nunison for the greater good of the ¥ permit our City to move forward in City of Atlanta and our citizens. Let me thank you most sincerely for asking me to serve as impartial medister. Altheugh my task vas difficult, it was not unpleasant because of the cooperation of the parties concerned. Sincerely, EDs ry Ed@vin D. Harrison Te Tr ec; Mr. J. I Martin Mr. R. L. Mitchell Pik Moyor Iven Allen, dr. eee y
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 66

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  • Text: RESOLUTION Atlanta Local 3204 Communications Workers of America in the general membership meeting September 6, 1966 unanimously states the following: WHEREAS: The Atlanta, Georgia Firemen are underpaid and work Bixty (60) hours per week and; WHEREAS: For an untold number of months these Firemen and the AFL-CIO Local to which they belonged negotiated fruitlessly with Mayor Ivan Allen.and the Board of Firemasters and; WHEREAS: These Atlanta Firemen formed an independent Union to correct these unreasonable working conditions and; WHEREAS: The dispute was submitted by both parties to Dr. Edwin Harrison, President of Georgia Institute of Technology and; WHEREAS: The recommendations of Dr. Harrison were turned down by Mayor Allen and the Board of Firemasters; those recommendations being, an Lgnediete ancredee in wages or a reduction in hours and; WHEREAS: Local 3204 CWA considers the City's action and that by the Board of Firemasters as unreasonable and in utter disregard of the well-being of Atlanta Fireman and their families; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that; Local 3204 Communications Workers of America advises all people that it supports the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Independent in its demand for reasonable pay and in its strike against the City of Atlanta. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that; this resolution be mailed to all city officials; Georgia Congressmen; Senators; George Meany, AFL-CIO President; J. A. Beirne, President of CWA; and Captain J. I. Martin, President of Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Inde- pendent. i he Ziow Ce ALS f rb LAWSON A. SEWELL, President Local 3204, C. W. A. Z, dean, Drude A,
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 84

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  • Text: September 15, 1966 Mrs. Christine D. Hogam Secretary to Plant Manager Fisher Body Division General Motors Corporation Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mrs. Hogan: May I reply to your letter tn order that you may be confronted with the facts concerning our firemen. The firemen to which you refer walked off their jobs and left the city totally unprotected. In doing so, they violated their oath of office and gawe up their right of city employ- ment, The Courts ordered them to return but they refused to abide by the court order. Iam sure you understand what this means, The city is providing for each of these men who were not under probation to appear before the Board of Firemasters and state their individual cases for re-employment, lam sure you wanted to know the facts in the case, and these are the facts. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAJr:am
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 78

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  • Text: DRAFT Dear Mayor Allen: The strike by members of the Atlanta Fire Department isa regrettable and saddening act against the public interest of the citizens of our city. The Citizens and Southern National Bank stands behind the city and the Fire Department at this time of trial and would like to offer our assistance wherever it might be useful. It has occurred to me that our C & S helicopters might provide \ / g«apid transportation for;movement of personnel or supplies in carrying : La out fire protection services, If these are needed and can be utilized by the city and the Fire Department, they will be placed at your disposal upon your request. Sincerely yours, eal
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Box 14, Folder 12, Complete Folder

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  • Text: October 4 , 1966 MEMORANDUM To : Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr . From : R . Earl Landers It is our understanding that Don Slayman, head of Civil Rights department of AFL-CIO in Washington, D . C . , is wiring Dr . Martin Luthe~ King doday regarding Dr. King ' s interest in the Atlanta F iremen' s strike. It is our underst.anding that Mr. Slayman is advising Dr . K ing that these men were formerly members of an .A FL-CIO affiliated union and as such were sworn not to strike. It is our further understanding that Mr. Slayman will advise Dr. King that AFL-CIO ha a very keen intere tin the Atlanta strike. Carl Suth rland was told this morning that one of the reason numeroue fir em n pulled out of th Local # 134 and joined the new Independent Union w s b cause AFLCIO had contl'ibut d $25, 000. to NAACP. Thi , of cour could well be lot of gos.sip and should be used accordingly. REL :lp �DATES AND EVENTS PERTAINlNO TO FIREMEN'S ST IKE rcb 18. 1966 nee Committe Public: he r·ng by F 1A ti hour · ociation of F irefi or t r (.AFL-CIO) . Fb'em r que ted 56 foT hour woi-k ci o nd time and o e t reque t of Local 1 134, Int ra • r 40. S e Exhibit ii l , 1 66 May Lett r o yor tro Rob rt L . r p7 nted new union kno d n.t... ad t b co did • o fir d a itch 11, Attorn y, I dvbt.n tlanta Fir fi ht r ir d • our n. ·bita f 2 tbro See 110 Jun 1, 1966 ir r t . bel n1i n to to n unt ork. k o t on bi ua;i~n • D fy r m in onjo • · June 10, 19 tr bi~ 11 See rrl• e • f lZ Te • a.arc rt order to �Page Two July zs. 1966 rrlson held hearing allowin firemen and City to pr Pr. nt their r umenta. See Exhibit A 11 Dr. f l3 nd l t 2Zit 1966 ierieon aubmitted hi r po:rt. S Exbibit f 15 t 2 , l 66 Fir e ct-ed Dr. H ri-i on• r r port. See 5e11)te;mb•~ • 1966 of B d of Ald11bm. n inform ·d fir tep1 . C C tive 1. 1967. a S t r r vale l 4 approximat 1 era •· 1:-k. A 1, Th wa.ry 0 �'Ilu e .Pa uni n r S p , in d on the job. r 6r 1966 adop d I' aolu ~ on by Fina.nc B rd o1 .Alderm th City to a 56 ho r work o Jan ry inc:r minimtUn two e p ry l, 1967. Se For t nd Committee comrnittin -et Exhibit 17 l sta ment regai-din _u_.___________e.a.p_o_r_t of Cl •-Up, a N wa ob• rvaU ·p trike, ibit f 1 , mber 19th nd Exhi t f 19. 11 �DATES AND EVENTS PEBTAlNING TO FJREMEW STRIKE March 18. 1966 Public: hearing by Finance Committ e t ional A ociation of Firefighter k hour work t reque t of Local 134, Interna- (AFL - CIO). nd tune and one Firemen req ted 56 li for hour work d ov: r 40. .bit fl Se , 1966 y Lett r to Mayor frcm Robert L • .Mitchell, Atto:rn y , r pl°' nted n union known t he d con ti dvi in that h ' t1 nta Firefighter ir d to n gotiate wag Unio , Indep n• orldn , hour • of firom. n . 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Sincerely your , Ivan Allen,· Jr. Mayor lAJr/br �September 22, 1966 Honorable Ivan Al len Ma y or of t he City of Atlanta 6e Mitchell Street, S . W. Atlanta, Georg ia Dear Mayor Al l en: Attached is a c opy 01· my rep ly to a "fact She c: t 0 being cir cil a te.d by t he 1'i r emen I s uni on, of wgi ch you are no doubt aware of. There are many areas I do not agree with your phil osophy, but I do not agree with the firemen's union in regard to the strike whi ch kept Atlanta in an extremely vulnerable state either. The city handled the situation very well and if you weee to be subject to criticism, it would be due to your lenien cy to the strikers. As I state d in my reply, I will back our firemen now on duty and i f a raise in pay will attract better men, I am ·in f avor of such a move. It is my hop e tha t th e ma jority of Atl antans will exp ress simil a r vi ew s regar ding this so-c a ll ed fa ct sheet b e i ng circul a ted. $n t he Bon d, it:{~!~ Al a - Mu Santa Fe Tr a il, s.w. At l an t a , Georgia 30331. 4520 55 �S~pt mb r 22 1 1966 Atl nt Firefighters Union Indepand n 1960 Lak wood Avenu • s. E. Atlanta, Georgi G ntl men! R g rding your tb your and. r is unl it i e the t p yr 0-0 - st- 1. ti.ng 2. I In c1 ai t work r ur high in r•l7,. thank th · fir tb • 1ct1 t 1 ur -• ,.,. 4.$20 nt Atl nta, 0 u JO .w. ·- d �September Z6, 1966 Mr . A . C . Morris , Jr . Assistant Secretary Associated Mutuals 1401 Pea chtree Building Atlanta., Georgia 30309 Dear Bert: Thank you very much for your letter of September Z3rd regarding the mimeographed ~beet being put out by the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Independent. I appreciate your statement in connection with the -e i-roneous charge in Item 3. Sincerely your , Iv n Allen, :Ir. Mayor IA3r/br �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. �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 �" Jfutrruatinual A11anriatinu nf JJ1irt JJ1igqtrrs 905- 16TH STREET, N . W . , WASH INGTON 6 , D . C . 17 ~ 11 \ Octa · S,. 1966 \ \. �The Reverend Martin Luther King - 2 .... O.o tober s, 1966 You have made clear on a number of occasions, Reverend King, your own belief in and support for the basic prin.c iples of tbe trade union U10v-err11:mt and the AFirCIO, which our union supports as a ·1.oyal affiliate, We would hope~ and we do request, that you ;,e,,.evaluate your position in l'egard to this small group in Atlanta which ha.s br-oken away from its parent union and turned its back on fundamental trade union res-.ponsibilities in the ·fire · fighting service+ · We· do \>:elie.ve that when you have done so, and when you consider the po ition of our union and of the Af'tr-CIO in this matter, you will agree that this Atlanta group of former fire fight~s do not merit your concern or support. We shall be glad to give you any further information you wish, and I am enclosing a number of our past statements and summaries of action as a matter of possible interest. Very truly yours " r Wm. D. auek President WDB:ib opeiu2 enclosures cc~ -Rev. H rtin Luther King - warren Av, Congregational Church, Chicago ../Jton. Ivan All n, Mayor of Atlanta, G . Mr. Ch rlos Slli t Pr .aident Local #134, Atlanta, Ga. �re1 l v •ce o g-/ 'j ediator /J~ . By MARION GAINES The possibility of an o the r s t r i k e by Atlanta firemen . 'loomed Monday after a fire- , •.men's · union official declared 'that a mediator's proposals were "totally unacceptable." The proposals were put forth Monday morning by Dr. Edwin , Harrison, president of Georgia, 'j Tech, who was named mediator by both the firemen and the Chief Jenkins calls for improvements in Atlanta Police Department working conditions. Page 9. City of Atlanta as part of the settlement of a three-day walk, ou t by some 550 firefighters in early June. Dr. Harrison recommended that the city ei ther decrease the firemen's work week to 56 hours (fro m the present 60) or increase their salaries an equivalent amount by Jan. l. "Basically, this leaves us right where we started" (before the June walkout), said Capt. J ack Martin, president of the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Independent. LEADERS CONFER Capt. Martin conferred in the afternoon with the union 's executive board and later in the night with some 267 of his union membership. The results of both meetings left no doubt that the firemen are extremely displeased with Dr. Harrison's recommendations, which are not binding on either the city or . the firemen under terms of the resolution by Atlan 1.a aldermen authorizing the mediation. After a station-by-station poll Monday night, Capt. Martin reported that the firemen at the union meeting voted unanimously "to wholeheartedly reject" Harrison's findings. He said they also pa ed a resolution authorizing the executive board "to take any action we should determine necessary" ! in the dispute. 'MORf DESPERATE' As for a walkout, he said, I .011ii 1Ucd on P11ge 8, Column 1 .._.., 2 {.e . Continued From Page 1 then to meet separately a n d joi ntly in order to define the " These men are becoming more citv's position in this matter." and more desperate." . · l\1ayor Allen sai d the alderMartin said he still has in hand manic board already has stated mass resignations given him it will give first consideration two and a half months ago to do in next year's budget to the with as he sees fit. establishment of a 5li-hour work In answer to newsmen 's ques- week for Atlanta fire men." Wons, Capt. Martin said _the " Th implementation o,f the ; tl!,ion was "miking for the 1·1gltt 56-llotir' woi·k \veek wlll 1ft fl6 , of coll ective bargaining." way decrease the city's respo~- ; He said his union would not !·e- sibility to consider i~creases_m ject "compulsory arbih·at10n fir emen·s sa lan es 111 keep mg • wi th ~roper ·safeguards. " with the recommendations" in ' MEETING TODAY the upcoming PAS report, said , The union will hold another the mayor. , meeting Tuesday morn_in_g for i~s Putting into effect either the / second shift. Union offlcrnls sa1d 56-hour week or an equivalent their executive board would pay increase for the firemen meet after that to determine its would cost the city some $400,000 course of action. annually. Capt. Martin said in re,<;~iv2 ing Harrison's . report was like OPTIONS GIVEN waking up on Christmas morn.:- Dr. Harrison gave the firemen two options: accept_ing eithing-and no Santa Claus." "Right now, we are more er the equ ivalent pay mcrease &hocked and confused than any- or the four-hour per week work reduction. thmg," he said. ._ First reaction from f1rem e1. In terms of money he said, in the station house indicates that would mean a month ly pay they are ready to walk o~t increase of about $28 for beginaga in "in an effort. to get t1le1r ni ng firemen and about $35 _for i top-scale firemen. The st_artmg poiot across," he sa id. '·We thought we had made our pay for the city's fi remen 1s now . . poin t," he said, "but ev idently $403 a month. Dr. Harrison said the dec1s1on we didn't" Capt. Martin said that, in his on the options shou ld be "left opinion, it would 'defini tely ta_ke entirely to the firemen." He added: "It should be unmore than a two-step (pay) inderstood that whichever option crease" to satisfy his union . Dr. Harrison pointed out in is elected, it is not to be con- · his findings that the city now sidercd a substitute fo r, nor an has under way .an independent offset against, any future g~mstudy of all city government sal- cral increases granted to city aries by the Pubic Administra- employes at large ." tion Service of Chicago. The PAS salary report is due . Sept. 15. The firemen had asked Dr. Harrison, at a July 25 hearing, for a finding that they are ·entitled to a $100 a month pay raise and a 48-hour work week retroactive to Juhe 1. Dr. Harrison said he recognized that his findings did not come close to meeting the firemen's requests. But he sa id he believed the city " has attempted within its limited resources, to 'treat its employes, including firemen, in a fair manner." MAYOR ASKS ACTION Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. said he was asking three city agencies to consider Dr. Harrison's recommendation immediately, and �COMPARISON OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FIREMEN WITH GENERAL EMPLOYEES Exhibit JULY 19, 1966 General Employees Pension Employee Contribution(% of salary): With Beneficiary Without Beneficiary City Matches Normal Retirement Age Early Retirement Age Penalty for Early Retirement (Per Year) Service Allowed for Disability in Line of Duty Portion of Pension Due Beneficiary Portion of Pension Due Beneficiary When Employee is Killed in Line of Duty Service Pension - 25 years service, Age 55, $500 Salary Service Pension - 30 years service, Age 60, $500 Salary Disability Pension - Not in Line of Duty, 15 years service, $500 salary Disability Pension - In Line of Duty, 15 years service, $500 salary -B.e.~ Firemen 6% 5% 100% 60 6'7. 5'7. 100-Z 55 50 2% Actual Service 1/2 1/2 202.50 270.00 55 3'1. 35 Years 1/2 3/4 250.00 287.50 135.00 150.00 135.00 325.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 ne ~ et.tlclNMl Life Insurance Coverage (Maximum Premium per $1,000 Coverage: Employee Wife Children Wife & Children Disability Payment of Face Amount to Age 60 .70 .63 .27 .87 Yes .70 .S4 .54 1.08 No �CD11PARISON OF Ei:1PLOYEE BENEFITS FIREMEN WITH GENERAL EMPLOYEES JULY 19, 1966 (Continued) General Employees Firemen Hospitalization Insurance Employee Cont~ibution: Employee Employee and Spouse Employee, wife and children 1.17 4.22 4.87 1.17 4.22 4.87 10.00 200.00 100.00 10.00 200.00 100.00 Continuation of Salary in event of disability in line of duty None 1 year Payments to widm-1 in event of death in line of duty None Salary Continued one year Benefit: Daily Room (Maximum 31 days) Surgical (Maximum) Other Hospital Expenses Other Benefits �...--- . 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. �~ ' . 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 . �Quote from news article: THE ATLANTA JOURNAL Wednesday, September 7, 1966 rrcapt. James I. Martin, union president, said his independent union i s also contacting off icials of locals of the International I Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, in order to put pressure on IAFF national president William Buck. "Capt. Martin's union wants IAFF members in Atlanta to walk off the job, which they have not done. He said IAFF locals in Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Spokane, Wash., and Louisville, Ky., have sent telegrams to Mr. Buck requesting that he ask Local 134 in Atlanta to strike . "According to Martin, the locals threatened to withdraw from the IAFF if Buck does not allow Local 134 to strike. rr . . :==; .; a.:.:s �j ,, l·./(c . 0-·· '-/ , .../, U.S. News & World Report WHAi DOES A CITY DO WHEN F~REM~N GO ON ·s1~~VE? ., l I I, I r Ii I weakened. So what happens now? Is The troubl e began last spring. At that Atlanta burning? time the only union represen tin g Atlanta Fire Chief C. H. Hildebrand, Jr., firem en was the International Association supplies the answe rs . Ily regrouping the of Fire Fighters, affiliated with the AFLmore than 250 firefighters who stayed CIO. This union has a no-strike clause on the job, Chief Hildebrand w:is able in its 'constitution·. The union asked the to get 19 of the city's 32 fire stations in city to reduce the firemen's workweek full operation within four days after the from 60 to 56 hours. strike began. City officials rejected that reques t on All available firem en were put on the ground that such a move would long shifts, and 89 policemen were . as-__ amount to a pay boost that would b e ilsigned to" the ffre· d epartiiierit....:.most of - legal at that time of year und er the city them to fill nonfirefighting charter. jobs. The Atlanta cha rter prohibits pay As a final step, the city raises after March 31 of each year, un ti! of Atlanta called into effect the beginning of th e next year. City ofa mutual-assistance pact with ficial s, however, promised to conside r · th e fire departments of sur- the shorter workweek at the end of the rounding munidpalities. year. Atlanta's fire chief says A change of unions. Dissid ent firethat this opens the "possihil- men then broke away from the AFL-CIO ity" of calling in 10 fire- union and organized an independent • fighting units "reasonably loca l called the Atlanta F ire Fighters quickly" in the event of a Union . Its constitu tion does not contain major fire, and an additional a no-strike clause. half dozen or more from In Jun e the independ ent union went more-distant points. on strike to en fo rce the firemen's deChief is confident. The mands . The strikin g firem en agreed to '. ::I 19 station s reopen ed in At- mediation without binding the mselves .i l ' ,. ~; lanta operate 27 firefighting to the findings and went back to work. units. Adding to these the 16 Th e mediator recommended an in crease additiona l units that might in firemen's wages or a reducti on in - " AtlnnLn Journal " Photo be called in for an extreme working hours. Fire communications desk-unmann ed emergency would bring AtCity offi cials accepted both su ggeslanta's fire d efenses back up tions-n ot just one-but said both wo uld to more than three q uarters have to wait until January 1, in keep ing of normal strength, Mr. Hildebrand esti- with the law. ATLANTA mates. That, he believes, should be The city's offer amounted to an 8.6 6 Two thirds of the tremen in this ma- enough to handle anythin g. per cent pay increase in cash, plus the jor Southern city wa lked off thei r jobs Fire insurance und erwriters appea r to equ iva lent of a 7.14 per cent raise in the on September 2 in a strike for immedi- agree. Jason Woodall, manager of the form of a shorter workweek-in all, a ate pay raises. They went out in viola- Southeastern Underwriters Association, total of 15.8 per cent. tiou .. of a C.eor,gis1.. _Stat~ _l aw, and they · says there are· no plans to boost AtlanUnder existing pay sca les, beg inning firemen get $403 a month. On January 1, stayed out· ·in defian ce of a court order ta's fire insuranc·e rates. to return to work. Mr. Woodall says the association "feels the starting rate is to rise to $438 a All of th e nearly 500 striking firemen that protection for ordinary homes is month . The top pay for privates is to go were suspended without pay. Mayor .. . reasonable." ·· ·· to $638 a mo nth on January 1, from the "Our concern," he adds, "lies in the present $563. Ivan All en, Jr. , refused to negotiate with the strikers. Instead, he ordered possibility of fires in the congested downSlill ,not enough. The ind ependent a , recrnitin g dri ve for new firemen to town areas." union again struck on Sep tember 2, de..611 -the vacant jobs. ..,,- · Mr. Woodall notes that the fire un- mantl ing th at the pay raises b e granted The suspended firemen were given 10 derwriters "prefer to give the city an immediately. d ays to show why they should not be opportunity to work this thing out." Within hours after the strike bepu\, fired . Whether or not there are to be increases Judge Luther Alverson of the F u lton Mayor Allen says that most of the strik- . in fire-insurance rates, he indicates, de- County Superior Court ordered the strikers will__be . fi red, Thus, a major. city is pends on ,how long it takes to get the ers back to work. Atlanta officials moved fast when 500 firemen struck. Strikers were suspended without pay. Shifts were lengthened for firemen who stayed on their jobs. Policemen helped man fire stations. And the city began hiring replacements for strikers. left with its defense against fires seriously fire depllt'tment back to normal. (contin ued on next news page) �,,, . --- ,, Labor Week 1 [ continued from page 86 j . . . Some fires started by Molotov cocktails . Wives of firem'an picketed city hall ... ~ ·0 ·. ·\,::--J ~ -:··.·~;0,:.; -', , r :..:r:~J ~ r.· ·-··' f .·,·.•:,r,1 - ,I.I -·;·. :/ .\'/}.~ /LJ i \. .:,· i . . , St:-i te law provides th:-i t "no prrson hold ing a position b y appointmen t or employment in the gove rnment of the State of Georgia or any agenc~·, au thority, b oard , commission or public institution thereof, shall p romote, encourage or participa te in any strike. " The Georgia State government grants charter.~ to cities, and this is inte111reted as making the ci ties political institutions of the State, and their employes subject to State law, Immedia tely a fter the ordei· was issued , F ire Chief I-Iildeh ra nd served notice that all firem en absent without authorization should rep ort at their uext regular shift or b e suspended. A few fir(!m en re turned. Mayor calls strike illegal. :\!ayor Allen refused to negotiate wi th the striker.~ on the ground that they were using illegal means in an effort to force the city to grant an illegal p ay raise, F iremen's wives began sporadic picketing of city hall and of the J op crati ng fire stations, F iremen kept their children out of school, on the ground that the schools were not safe because of inadeq uate fi re protection. T he hi ring of new men to replace the strikers went stead ilv ahead , llv Septemb er 8, the · city ha'd applications from 117 men. Of these, .51-:32 whites and HJ N egroes- had passed w ritten examina- . tions and were eligib le to be h ired if tJ.iey passed p hysical exam inations, · A h andful of the strikers sought _to go / back to work, saying they would like to forgct the who) ~ thing , Officials refused . to take them bacK. T he re p lacements must undergo rigorous training fo r three weeks be fore bein_g assigned to active d uty, F ire officials estim ate that it will take at leas t a year to rebuild the Atlan ta fire depart ment to fu ll strength. C ity officials and officials of the AFLCIO F ire F ighters U nio_n, meanwh!le, ~ . / , claim that it is the T eamsters Umon · that is really b ehind the fire department's troubles. T hey note that the striking fi remen have their headquarters in the Atlanta Teamsters Union hall. "This is a p ower g rab." O fficials note, too, that Tony Zivalich, a Teamsters organizer, sits in on all of the stnkers' strategy meetings, and that Robert L. Mitchell, attorney for the local Teamsters, is the striking fi remen's lawyer. "This is a power grab," snaps an official of the AFL-CIO F iremen's Union. "The reasons they give for striking don't make sense. T hey say th ey've got to h ave their pay raise right now instead of fou r months from now, when the ci ty has agreed to give it to them, And for tha t they are jeopard izing the safcty of this whole city. "They want to put the AFL-CIO ou t of business here and take over the whole fi re d ep artment. T hen the T eams ters will take them over and the T eamsters will run the fire department." Since the strike started, at least two fires have been started by Molotov cocktails. ·w hether these were thrown by strikers, rioters or others has not been established . . ~ A large warehouse and a sales office of a tire company were destroyed by one of the Molotov-cocktail fires . Damage was estimated at several hundred thousand dollars. Another Molotov cocktail was tossed onto the roof of a one-story home, b ut the blaze did little damage. False alarms have been numerous. t] r-- ~ 1 ••• •:"i l~ 6' A Pay Raise That · Averted a Struke l I ' \Vestern E lectric Compan y and the Commu nications \Vorkers of America have signed a three-yea r contract that : • Averts a strike that had been threatening for weeks against the man ufacturing arm of the American T elephone & Telegraph Company. • Provides pay raise.~ averaging 17)2 cents an hour for 23,000 installers of central-station equipment , retroactive to Jul y 28. The company estimated the increases at 5.5 to 6 per cent, or about 4 per cent on an annua l basis. • Permi ts reopening of the contract on wages after 18 months. • In creases fri nge benrfi ts by more than 1 p er cent over th ree years. Under the new contract, hou rl y wage rates fo r beginning in,q allers wi ll range from $1.87 to $2.03 an l10ur. Top rates will range from $3.70 to $4 an hour. T he union hopes the new con tract with 'vVestern Electric will set a pa ttern fo r other subsidiaries of AT&T in negotiations in coming months. The pay raise fo r \ Vcstcrn E lectric's workers was well above the Joh n.~on Administration's wage guideposts of 3. 2 per cent a yea r. But Joseph A. Beirne, presiden t of the union, contc11 dcd that the settlement was not inflationary. He said the guideposts "were never designed to be strait jackets." (Another Labor W eek article, p. 90) U. S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Sept. 19, 1966 U. S. N EWS & W O RLD REPORT, Sept. 19, 1966 a ab!, . pat beg wa1 his stat terr, "M1 ofi ally don "F1 unl WOI No1 pol: If ti icy Ace ( 1Y . LJ . U.. D..D M EMBERS �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 �September 3, 1966 Most Reve rend Paul J . Hallinan Archbishop of Atlanta 2699 Peachtre e Road. N . E . Atlanta, Ci orgia 30305 Dear Archbishop Hallinan : Thank you very much for your letter , for which I am most grateful. I regret that it cam.e at a time when the llCity was already completing its ood faith effort • How v r, I am referrin it to the City Attoniey and asking him to giv full con id ration to it iD a confidential vein. Thank you for your interest. Sine r ly, Ivan Allen, Jr. yo,: IAJr: m �.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 { ~----· - --..:---- - - • �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 �BEGINNING AND MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARIES AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF 250,000 TO 500,000 ACCORDING TO THE 1960 CENSUS Source: Ex..'lib it Survey by City of Atlanta Comptrollers' Office, June, -1966 Beginning Salary Monthly Rank Maximum Salary Monthly Rank Oakland, California Minneapolis, Minnesota Jersey City, New Jersey Portland, Oregon St. Paul, Minnesota Newark , New Jersey Rochester, New York Columbus, Ohio Toledo, Ohio Akron, Ohio Denver, Colorado Phoenix, Arizona Dayton, Ohio Kansas City, Missouri Wichita, Kansas Memphis, Tennessee I ndi anapoli8 , Ind i ana Nor folk, Vir gini a For t Worth, Texas Birmingham , Al abama Miami, Florid a Okl ahoma City ., Ok lahoma 686 564 551 520 515 496 489 485 482 477 475 470 471 460 450 450 438 426 422 4 13 409 405 731 627 584 641 615 584 586 683 564 544 688 588 562 559 545 535 563 535 480 50 1 497 450 1 5 9 4 6 10 8 3 11 16 2 7 13 14 15 17 12 18 24 19 21 26 56 60 42 56 60 42 48 56 54 63 67.6 56 56 56 66 72 56 72 58 56 56 66 Nashvi11e, Tennes s ee Louisville , Kentucky Tampa, Florida Average - All Cities Ab ove 400 391 365 463.44 486 45 6 422 556~41 23 25 27 60 56 56 58 002 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Workweek (Hours) Atlant~ Gear- ra- - - - - - - - - - - - 4 03 R.- -23 - - - - - 497- f. .-22 - - - - - - -60 - - 143.215.248.55N~~la----------- '"400 ____ 24 _____ s oo-~-2cr------bcr --25 26 27 �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 �BEGINNING AND MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARIES AND WORKWEEK OF FIREFIGHTERS GEORGIA CITIES , OVE~ 20.000 POPULATION Source: Exhibit Georgia Municipal Association Survey 1966 Beginning Salary Monthly ~ Maximum Salary Monthly Rank Marietta 420 1 525 1 College Park Decatur Columbus Athens Macon Rome Savannah Augusta Griffin Valdosta LaGrange Brunswick Albany Waycross 379 370 368 363 353 349 348 334 325 313 312 297 286 266 4 5 6 7 8 9 477 468 453 392 435 388 444 382 375 375 360 327 394 323 3 4 5 10 8 72 11 6 72 Aver age 345.65 Workweek ~- 72 ~G~~::::::::::::::::!@:::::~:::::1~::::~::::::~~:: East Point 390 3 440 7 60 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 415.00 12 13 14 15 16 9 17 72 72 72 72 72 40 72 72 84 84 72 72 70 . 12 �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 �Honor a' _e Iv~n 1 n, r ~ , :,z yoz- ~ aud hai·~mcn a d • mbers o r. ::?··n • c Co::-.:m:lt ·e ON 'cs · ut :o... s Adopted by the _nter.-ia.tio:191 .~ssociation o.c r~g:te~ on Dcce bex 29, 1965, end R · e~red to the ~:na~c Committee by the oo zd of Fire tasters on February 7, 966 · -~~ Charlc3 ~. Davis City Co· ?t4oller .larch ~8 , 1966 �·u ' - --vi OFFI C E OF CO MPTROL LE R -. ., 1. CITY HA LL ..u n Goor!J°o. 3 ::io3 C HAR - ::":S :... . D A VIS CO:V.?7 r.O LL.ER EDGAR A . VAUGHN , , .• DEPUTY COM?TR OLL ER Eono:- -b:'..e :.:vc!n Al en, r o, Mayo::, C~1.a::.::m2 ... , r.::d i'-1 mbe:cs of the ··nance Cc:....=i ee G n · e 1en : Pur.suant to resolut·ons -.:::at were adopted by th _:-.::er.at ·o::~.s ociat · 011 o ·'= Fire Fighte· s on Decembc::- 2.9, :..965, rmd refe::-re o ·.:::e Pincnc Commit ·ee by t .e :3on1ed of Fire ~-ias e:.s on Febru~· y 7, 19 6, we -::e enc osing a report shov1:'.. ••:; the es in ted cost oi 'i!:p_.::,;.-;:e .t ·ug 1:· .e p ·ovisions of these resolut · or:.co He ere also sho ·1ing in this _e?O~t the pr sent stuf fing of the v ::·ous Ei_e stations ~~d t h e prop osed -:: :Z'=ing "fa three-p _a oon sys&e. were estnb i heci. . He hope that this i nfo._::, tion will be of valu_e to you in consider- by Loccl 134, Inte::-nationa Association of For you · inforn:::ition He have a:so included a copy of t'.ese resolutio:1s and t~-10 schedu es. On of these schedules co:nl_)ares '..:g the ~esolutions adopted ire Fighters. the salary ond workweek of Gec::gic. 1 s cities , Oi1.d the other schedul e compares the s alaries and workw ek of var·cus U. S. cit·es ··n the popu ction rang of over 250~ 00. Sincerely yours, / ,/; ... . _) , . / J. ~. . / - .,,.,,, ......_Charles L. Davis City Compt~oller CLD:dhf ,.:,..~·4. . r ~· I �!1::e3cr.. t Sta.ff::r_i s::.~g~ Unit Sta-ions )c Un_t •o:....; 32 ·: :tcl::.on a E~a quarters Stat~o_ ay n ~·gt~ h"ft s 2 2 3 S'-.:fr.:.ng . equirernen s for a 56-Hour Summa·y of Sta· fan St f g Re 3 5 us· Estimated Cos o·-:: Imp eroent:l.ng a 56-Hour Hor c ,,eek, g a :hre -Platoo Sys·cm 8 Estimated Cost of Over-·oe Sixty-hour wee·~, Two--Platoon System F ·' fty- ix hour w et , T ree - Platoon Sys -em 8 8 9 Summary 10 Supplemental Dcta Compariso, o~ 143.215.248.55n~.:.es of F· re Fighters : U. S. Cities cvC:!r 250 000 po ula -· on Geor a Ci :...es 11 12 Resolutions Auoptcd by Local 134 Inte~iat~oual .s scciat· u of Fire FighteLs : Re cc::.~'18 to 5 ... -:~our Workwe k and Thrce-Platoo. System Re ating to ~ayfilent of Overtime 13 14 �s.:.n~ie U~!~ Stetions : - :::.::-e s -at· on um';J rs 2 , , 6, 9, sing:.e un t st t.:.ons at.d 33 a:: n 3, 14-, 5, a _e staffed t-7 8 , 19 , 20 , 22 t h fo ur teen 26, 27 , 28, 3 , mpl o yees. 2, Thi s st ~ := co s·s ts of t le fol ow·ng : F·re c~pte.::.n s Fi:re D::-ivers F··:ce Serge nt FL.· e n These e n o ff at all ees o~ t e ::o em oye s for made ·n s ch ti es. o s hift . ha ma . e- leas fou:.. ut ·.::a the manpower en a;ce on duty a l~. 3 l ~n --=o:: each pi ece t is our understanding that "f t1e ma~pover falls be ot-1 --=ou:. men -.;o-r each piece of equipm nt, th vic our employ- oI these sh · ft s a _e The arrange e Sa w- 11 as s ure that a e~ch stat i on. e Driv::r , on e Fir e imes; thus Lhe e=f ctive s~-ift becomes f.:.ve fact, the ratio appears to p.:ov · de app::oxima -ely e ·:::.~~a~t e F "'he shifts a:.e so ar:.a:1..,;ed tha e re s pec tive s hi= ch o f 0::1 w· t h one Fi e Capt2 · n, o:ie Fire Dr iver, a d men work on e s if i- e~:. n w .. l~::.ng t" e s con £iv 1 9 ye s are div .:.~ £i -il..d..'.!.-!, -~ =. 2.too .. 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Pili ad 7:.5.0 63 Dct -o::.~ Cl 90.00 Suu.oo 2.79 San D.!.ago Scl~::-y (!~le.:: irau:-,1 L:-0 Bu fa o Boston 110~:·::J:.... y p ia Ba . in.ore 2.40 56 sso.oo 2 . 38 L;. 4-95.00 2. 36 . 56 2.23 56 2.21 Co umbus, Ohio 2.21 5$ St . Louis 60 2.17 56 -~::. . waukce 2. 4 63 c~:..:as 2 . 07 56 500.00 z:.1:sas City 2.00 56 l;83.00 1.99 68 508.00 ~·ew Orle~ns 1.93 56 l;.73.00 Houston 1. 93 56 li-6 7. 00 Atlanta 1. 9 60 l.:-97.00 Sa.i. A .tonio 1.65 60 Hemphis 1.62 72 \. ~1 - 525.00 505.00 �CO~PARISON OF S.LAR-ES, ETC0 OF FIRE 'IG}TERS GEORGIA CITr:;: s SOURCE: GEORGIA 1-ft.H--ICIPAL ASSOC I.:. T ON Hou-cs Per Ra te Per Citv iLe!< (Dr.·r S~1i:i:t} Hou .LL...1.·:.:~""-- Y S:1 lc.:cy (Kc1: ~ :'.mum) 60 -97.CJO Sas ... Poi t 1. 9 60 1.-L:-OoOO r :c::.ett 1.68 72 525.00 Co umbus 1.45 72 4-53. 00 S vannah 1.42 72 72 l~35. 00 . 26 72 .; 4.• 00 . 26 72 i'1acon A b 2ny Val os a 1.20 72 ' Rome 1. lli- 72 .. 12 - -75. 0 55. 00 �RESOLUTI ON WHEREAS, I n 1962 a ll depar t ment s of the City of Alan a, except the Fire Department had t he i r wo··k week s hortened ·o f orty or f orty- four hours, and · WHEREAS, The members of the Atlan-a Fire Department have ot ha a r educ tion of hour s s ne e e Plan of mprov me.t n anua y 1952 , and WIE E S, The City of Atlanta, n the mat er of requi'red work week for the Fire Department, a s not kept pace with e s tablished prac tices in other a ·or c i t ies in the c oun ty, and W EREAS -; The Ci ty of At lant a Personnel Board has encountered g ea~ difficulty i n procuring and retaining qualif· ed ~pplican t s f or the F ire Depar tment, due largely tot· e l ong work week, now theref or e be i t KESOLVED, That the Mayor and Board of Aldermen o f the City of Atlanta endorse, recommend and esta blish by ordin nee c overing t he Fire Department, a maximum work ueek o f fifty- six hours (as the first s tep in estab l"s ting a f orty hour work week f or t he Fire Department) , <1 .d e further t RESOLVED, Tha s uch maximum standards be es tablished without reduc tion i n pay , a nd be it further RESOLVED , That in establis hing a fifty-six hour work week, the thre e platoon s ystem be inaugurated, one platoon working the day shift , one platoon working the igh shift, nd on e platoon being off, each working four days and being off two days, the c yc le taking approximately 12 t-1eels t o complete , at which time it would begin anew and be it further RESOLVEDP Th~t the fifty-six hour work week be estab lished with each platoon mainta ining its present structu~e and compliment of officers~ engineers, drivers, t illermen, etc., which is now in effect with the two platoon system. Adopted at t he meeting o f the Executive Board of Local #134 Intera national As s ociation o f Fir e F_ighters on December 29, 1965 and approved by the full body on January 4, and January 11, 1966 0 Jo Co McEVER, Pres ident - 13 .. �RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The f orty hour work week has become the accep ed standard work week in industry, c ity, county, sta t e , and f edera l agencies in a ll parts of the United States, and WHEREAS, Like the development in industr y, t h e for ty hou:.:- work week or even shor ter work weeks have become t he standard requirements in the federa l gover nment , i n a .aj or · ty of the states and nearly a l l of t he la_ge citie s and c ounties i n public employment recognized a s part of the better gover ned units in our country, and WHEREAS, The reduction .in hours of wor k has been achieved i n al l ins tances without reduction of pay, now t herefore be · t RESOLVED, That all work performed by fir e fight e ~s of the Atlan a Fire Department in excess of forty 40) hours in any on e week, be compensated at t he rate of time and one-ha l f of the established rate o f payo Adopted at the meeting of the Executive B-~~d of Local #134 International As sociation of Fire Fighters on Dec ember 29, 1965 ad approved by the full body on January 4, and January 11, 1966. J. - 14- c. McEVER, Pre sident �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 �ROUGH DRAFT INFORMATION TO BE I NCLUDED IN AF I DAV T The City of Atlanta operates on a we l l planned, we annual budget. progra'7,:n d The City ha s cer tain p _esc ibed r les· a nd _e gula _ons i n its Charter dealing with the anticipat ion of revenue~-, the approprie.tio _ of f u_. s, and .the like . These laws were enacted in 193 7 and have been a end d sever 1 times since. The budget law was prompted by the fa c t th t t he City was a _mos t financially bankrupt and was having to is s ue script · n or de r to pa y 1-s employees and vendors. We have found ha t by liv ing wi these rues nd regulations, good,sound financia l budge ts c an be made and c an be lived up to . In fact, we have extended the pra c tic e wi thi revenues and operating expenses for 9','..:,,·.;} .:>f, ( 0 ,C ' · I ~,\;., ·,; · s muc h z.s - ive years e·1ce befo e ma i ng a particular calendar year budget. I .): -,.,..-,- - -- ,......::-.., t he office of f o eca t i ng - - - - The 1966 calendar year budget was ma laws which are contained in the Charter of ~n accordance wi th t he budge t he City a nd · t he pr-ct i ce of f o··e - casting revenues and operating co sts for s everal ye r s. estimates for the 1966 budget we r ~tici?~tcd r evenue for ecast ad r v i ewed as ar y s May , 1965 . These estimates were again r eviewed i n Ju ly , August , Oc tober , Nov ,ber and December, and corrections ma de a cco rding to economic c hanges d ring this period . Bud ge t rlquest forms were forwarded o the various depart ents of the City on Sep tember 15, 1965, and t he se were comple ted and retu~~ - ' to this office by Oc tober 15. These r equest s tot aled $________ C:.:1C - V ilabl:::. revenue pro jections that had been made in Oc t ober i ndicated th~t we coul d provide for onlv $_________ The budget reque st s of the various departments were thoroughly revi wed by this office and we re r eviewed by the Finance Comm · ttee, togetheL with the off i cials of the various departments. November 2, 3 and 4, 1965. - - --------~ ·__ :-_:::::;:::-- Thes e hearings were condu~ted on The Budget Commiss ion, who is responsible for % ~, -.·· �- 2 - antic ipating all revenues of t he City and maki ng certa in appTopr i a i ons such as debt service, met and approved t he tenta tive e stimate year 1966 on November 30, 1965 . quired by Charter of the City on rece·p t ~or the The tenta tive budget was published as r e- Several meetings were held during f or t he purpose of reviewing reve h~ mo t hs of ovc~ber a nd Decembe es and re uests for a d ' i tiona l eq i p1 e nt , new employees, reclassifi ca tions , e c . T ese r e ques s w _ e thorough/,...sc eened .J and only the ba re essential were a ppTove d . T, e 966 _Pay and Classi iic2t i on Plan, whic h provided a 4 1/4% i ncrea se for eve y employee on t he payroll of the City was formulated nd approved by he Fina . e Comnittee ar.d presented to the Board of Aldermen on Decembe r 20 , 1965 . Requests fo and reclassifications were r evi ewed end pr se d to t he BoaT new employees of Alde rnen 3 for adoption on Janua ry 4, 1966 . --(, ,··,. . . (~ ··' " .· The Budget Com,~ ission of t e City is composed of the Mayor, ChairQan of the Finance Commit tee , the Comptroller, and two ald rm • elec CQ Board of Aldermen each year t o serve fo r the calendar y ar . two alderm n T. Q by the to serve on t he 1966 Budget Commiss ion were elected at the meeting of 3 J a nuary 4, 1966 . The 1966 illudget Commission met Ja uary 4, 966 and reviewe~ the fi'1al receipt s of 1965 and e s tablished t he estimated receipts for 1960 i~ accordanc~ wit h the pract i ce a nd principl es t hat have been used by the c::..:y ior the last s everal years . The Budget Commis sion r ecommendation was file law with t he Board o f Aldermen on Monday , January 17, 1966. s required by The Finance Committee met on January 4, 1966 , reviewed and adopted t e final budget for~,.~ year 1966 a nd thi s wa s presented t o the Board of Aldermen on Janu£ry 17, 1966. It may be we ll to note that the B dget CoITu.~ission ca~not change its anticipations on present sources of revenue until the collections on th t source �- 3 - o f revenue has exc eeded the amo nt a,t ic i a~ed . ha each member of the Budget Coi. ·ssion i= that th e co lle ctions are less han h t a so may be we l to note er anal y li ble in ~he eve ~ amo nt of reve ue n icipa ~e . �1 ' Ail~le1r11'ten Re-fi1s2 P(Jiy J /1 c) E~iT"([Jl C Funds are not now available 1 either to shorten Atl anta firemen's workweek or raise their pay. the aldermanic finance committee decided F riday. The ac~ion came afte r some 400 fi remen. their wi\·es and supporters had o\·erflo\1·ed the alclermani-: chambers at a public hearing. They a~ked that the fire departmen ·s workweek be cul to 56 · ours from the present 60 hour- and that lime and a half be paid for all hours O\'Cf 40. The finance committee took up the ·equests in executive session 2nd wow d up deciding that neither could be granted immediately without raising board salary r aises in any delaxes or the city's fi nding some partments. All members of the fin ance new source of revenue. The al dermen made l wo con- commi ttee stressed that they cessions, ho,\'ever, by adopting wer~ in sympath~ with the fi reresolutirms prom ising tlrnt : mens o b J e c t I v e s. But all (1 ) Time and a half will c1gree~I, too. \i',i,lh 1\ld. Charlie 1 henceforth be paid for firem an L,cft~vicl_i_. that t_l~~, curr_e~t CI >: 1 cal led back to duty in cmcr- b.iclo~: IS as tiC'>.. as its e, CI gency situat ions after complet- bec:11. . ,, .. _ .• _ I ing their regular GD-hour week. ComptrollcI Ch,., le,, D _a\ / s , ll was estimated this v:ill cost I told the co 1~1'.11ttee tl:at Imp.; only some ~5 000 to SlO.OOO a mrnling the ~ti~l111:..1r werk \':ou,cl ·ear ' ' requi re abou 12 adc 1t1onal fire) · mr n at an 2.nnu;1\ cost I based (2) The 56-hm~r wee!'. for fir e- on top pay s c a \ eJ of some men. will _be., given " 1 h_e first $52G,052. cons1dcrat10n in drawing up Paying time and a half o,·er next year's city budget o\'er ' any re q u c s t s for across-the- Coutinued on Page 5, Column 1 By l\I:\TIIO:-.; G.-\ T'.\'ES ·l 1'ire:rne:n Lo~e equest for .]Fe ver ]lours Continued F rom Page 1 40 hours for a 56-hour week would cost about $70-1,618 a year· and for a 60--hour week about $810,831 a year. Davis sa id . At the public hearing. Capt. J. C. Whitlr,· told the aldermen that the · city was practicing "false economy" to trai n young men as 'firefighters and then lose them a short time later to jobs with shnrtrr hours and weekends and holidays off. Sgt. J. D. Garrett pleaded fo · implementation of the firemen's requests, drclaring: "We can·t strike against you; all we can do is quit and look for some- · thing else." Longtime Atlanta businessman Sam Rothberg urged the aldermen to give the firemen a wage "that is just, fa ir and right" even if it meant increasing laxes. Jnsuranceman l\l. M. (Muggsy) Smith said an important factor is "the life hazard-w. en these men answer a fire ctill, they never know if they'll come back." �' 1-, eff i152 i~1,i1reflUcen s bt t[Ji!rtter li tni : 7 71" ~ 1 F unds 2 re not now available either to shorten Atl anta firemen's wcr"kweek or raise their pay, the alderrnanie finance comm ittee decided Friday. The ac'. ion came afler some 400 firen·.en, their wives and supporters had overnowed the aldermar: ic chambers at a public hearii-i . Thev asked tha the fire der ~ ;tmcnt's work\\·eek be cut to 5G hours from the present 60 hour:; and that time and a half be _?aid for all hours O\'er 40. The finance committee took up the requests in cxccuti\'e session 2nd wound up deciding that neHher could be granted immedi· tely without raising Q)1 -.;..,\.i.l l; QJ (;) / Ec/'11 r,--,-y)\L)J_;/ 1rr1 P tra y 1W' ii.I bl ..l.!.. IUJ.; C 3 I ? By l\L\RJO:\ GAI:\ES board salary raises in any detaxes or the city's finding some p;:irtrnents . new source of revcnt1e. All members of the fi nance The aldermen made two con- comm ittee stressed that they cessions, however, by adopting wer~ in syrnpathr with the firemens o b J e c ~ 1 v es . Bt1 t a_ll resolutions promising th at: (1 ) Tirnc and a half ,rill agreed. too. mth Ald. Charl ie I henccfortl~ be paid for fireman Lcft; ricl_i_. Iha~ }.~; c rr~~t c!'~: i called back to duty in rmcr- bud,.,~~ is as d" .,t as Its e, CJ I gency situations after comp!rl- be~n. _ , _ . .. __ _ ing their re;ul;,r GO-hour \\"C' C ; _ . Compt1 ollc1 Cha, les _a \ I s ' Jt wa 5 estimatr d thic will co:;l i told the con~m1 ltee tha t, 1mple- ! onlv some $5 000 to Sl0.000 a rncntrng the G~hou!' '.,·ec.-: wou d I · ' require about 12 ac.cht1onal f1!·eyear · rnrn at an ann1.1c1 l cost I based : (2i The 56-hour wee · for fire- 0_11 top pay s c a 1 CJ of some 1 men will be given --The first $5:2(1,052. i consideration" in drawing up Paying time and a half over next year's city budget over any r e q u cs ts for across-the- Coutinucd on rarre 5, Column 1 ? l1 'ire:n_c:n-_Lo....,e Ref nest for Fe er Hours Continued From Page 1 1 40 hours for a 5G-hour week would cost about $704,618 a year· and for a 60-hour week about $810,831 a year. Davis said. At the public hearing. Capt. J. C. \Yhi tky told the aldermen that the city ,rns practicing "false economy·• to train young men as fire fighters and then lose them a short time later to jobs with shorter hours and weekends and hol idays off. Sgt. J. D. Garrett pleaded for implementation of the firemen's r equests, decl aring : "We can't strike against you; all we can do is quit and look for something else." Long!irne Atlanta businessman Sam n othbcrg urged the aldPrmen to give the firemen a wage "that is just, fair and right" even if it meant increasing taxes. lnsuranerman M. M. (tTuggsy) Smith said an important fa ctor is " the life hazard- when these men answer a fire ctll, tltcy never knr,w if they'll com back." · �BY BOARD OF FIR~MASTERS WHEREAS, employees of the Atlanta Fire Department have asked the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for a reduction of hours in the· work week and for an increase in hourly pay for City Firemen; and WHEREAS, the Finance Committee of the Board of Alderm.en conducted a public hearing on March 18., 1966 to determine the Cityts financial ability to grant furth er pay increases and shorter hours to Fire Department personnel; and WHEREAS, the Committee approved a provision for overtime pay at a rate of one and one ..half times the regular rate of pay to Firemen who are called back on duty in an emergency after having worked 60 hours in that particular week; and WHEREAS, the Finance Committee, Mayor and Board of Aldermen pledged to give first preference to reducing the work week in formulating the 1967 Budget before any over-all salary is considere~ for employees and officers of the City: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen do hereby reaffirm the above s t ated action and pledge . to take positive action within the budg etary and administrative capability of the City when preparing the ove rall City budget for 1967. �C RTI I RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF FIREMASTERS D Reaffirrn.ing previous a ction of Board of A ld e rm e n and pledging positive ac tion w ithin the budgetary and a dministrative capability of the City w hen preparing the overall City Budget for 1967. ~If /., ' //--(7?/'1 ,--__I~ . ·,- :, / /.,,--;I - l\ , / , ;-, - _..,,---7-.Z,. ,.__..,""'\ .. v ?~/ l / ' v -I -- Wm . T. Knight, ChairfUan Boar d of Fir emaste rs/ . J a ck Summers / · Q. V. W illiams on \ C e cil Turne r .. • t\DOPTED BY DOARD OF ALDER MEri JUN 6 1966 �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 �• •- . T; ' l •• .,...., ·... .a...1.v,, .. tl ::.nta, 1In 19 6 2 _111 de y, rt. :.e,.t :J of t,~;e City of exco1>t t I1e i'ir·e i.Jepa rt1.:cnt ui.d t.heir •i ·ori< \·,eek shortened to f art y or forty-four ~1ours, a :1d The :£: ·:bers of t he , ..tls.n t~ l-'ire .0epc:i.rt~ent cave not ht:..d a re d uction of .hours since the _lan of I r.1;>rove ,.:ent in Janu'.-; ry 1952, and \Ti.d ::......s, Tte City of r.tlar:t:i, i:i the ;:1utter of r e,~u.ir-ed vmr l<:: v:eek for ·:.he 1-' ire :Je9art:·~cnt, .c..as not h:er.;t pace ·. :ith establisr..ed ;-ractices in \Other :·:..a jor cities in ·the coun try, ~nd l'he Gity of .. ~tlo.:--. to. . :ersonri.el :: oar:i 1ms e 11couL.tered .c;reat diffic.~l~ ~.,. in procur inc &r.d ret&ininG qu& lif ied a pp lic -:.r;. ts f or tL.e ..:'ire ..;e i;& rt ..•c-.; nt, C:.ue l •. r ;·_ 8ly to ti1c lou. \ ;ork v;oeL, now therefore be it .ci-12.t tile .- :.ayor ~1.d. .. 02 .:-d of .. lder ..•eI: of the City of .: .tl.:.nt & eridor,sc, reco -.1 ·1el~d and est2.blish by O.l.'C;.i:wnce coverint': t lle .:? ir·e .uepart;:1cr1t, a .~.iaxi:,!UJi v1ork ·,1eek 01' fifty-six hours (as tae first step in esta blisllinr· a forty hour hori:: v1eok for the .fire .Je~')21rt;r.t::n t), i.md be it further I'ha t such 1.-.:a::~ir.:u:1 s tandar(is be establisned '. .'ithout reductiot in ';;8,Y, and be it furtD.er 'ihqt in estatlisi1in7. a · fifty-six hour \ :ork week, the tli.ree pl(:toon systen .: ,t inauc urated., one plc... toon \·var ki:i::. t .ce 6. c..y S!dft, one ;,.L. toon v.'orkin[..:; t:~e r.. i c_. ht sl1ift, ::·rid one 1,J~atoon bein(.__. off, each 1..-,orLL1c four da J s ar..J · bein.; off t\ ;o dc..y s, t . e cycle tcl\. in:~ a p ) roxi. £ tely 12 weeks to complete, at which ti1 e it would becin a.ne•.-.: and be it further 'l'hc.t the fiftj'-six hour v.,orh v:ee k be established with e .:.ch _;)l ~~ toon r:.a i ntuininf: its p resent structure a nd co1:;,pli r:1cn t o f officers, e.11 r~in eers, drivers, tille r :':;en, etc, v1hich is now i.a effect with t he tt ,o plc:toon system. adopted at ~!.. e rGeetin s of tr..e ~x.ecu tive · .::oard of Loc al ;/1J4 lnternE:tional .. ~ssoci £:.ti on of i ire .Jt i i, hters oc ..;ece:~.ber 29, 196) ?JlQ, q ~~iJ:'OVed by t,Ltj full body on Janu:...ry 4, a~ld .7anu~ry 11, 1966 . ; · u . ~lc.<.'vl.F,, .President �-~----~-------i-----:---.-:-143.215.248.55--------------·------i ....:.:.'J OLU'..,' I Oi', ~d-~..:...tili, 'I1he foI'ty hour i,,, o rk v1e e:c has beco~ e the acce1Jted sta n da1·d \iOr k v,re e k in indust r y , city, coun t y, stat e , and federal a c encies in all parts of t he Unit ed ~tates 1 and ·1 :r.GJ,.1..-·~ s. Like the de velop:~,ont i n ii..c.lustry, the forty hour work week or ev e n shorter vrork wee k s ho.ve bcco ;:10 t ile sta uda rd re ~J uire::-ients in the federal c ov er rL::ent I in a naj ori ty, of the s t a te s c.nd n e :. .:. rl~r all of trJ. e l a r::::e cities and. co untie s in public e,.'.l,Ploy~:-;,ent recof nized as pa rt of the better eoverLed units in our country , and ·. :}lLI-,~·.1.s, 'l1 he red uc ti on i n hollr s of v,; ork has b~en achieved in all instances without reduction of pay, now the refore be it 1-J:.~0LV~D, 'r.h[;; ·t all v;orl~ p erf or1.i.8 d by fire fi c-,.ht ers of the .... tla n t a ./ i r o Je;:, ;-.1rta ,n t in excess of forty (40) h our s in ar;.y on e weelc, be compensc=: ted c.. t t i:.e +ate of ti me aud one-half of the esta blished rate of pay . i ~dopted at the :t1 eeting of the .... ~"e cut ive ::3oard of Local i lJ.4 Interns. tional J~ssocia tion of ~·ire  ? ig hter s on Decenbor 29 , 1965 and a .~.Grov ed by the full body on Janu&ry 4, and J·a.'1w..:.ry 11 , 1966 . / ·- �REG ARDING THE RI:SOLUTI ON S THAT WERE ADOPTED BY THE INTERNATI01 AL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FI GHTERS AN D REFERRE D TO THE FIN Af'CE CO~MITTLE ON FE BRUARY 7 , 1966 WITH THE REQUEST FOR A PUBLIC HEARI NG ON MARCH 18, CERTI FIED 2 1 1966 1966. j; \\ l ~ 111-,€.D 11ecwn;.:w43Y OAR D OF ALDERM EN MAR 2 l _1966 . - �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, �. . .. f""' (." ... i.,. ... ·..... ...:~...., In 1962 ~~11 cle_ih rt. iCi'. t !.3 of t1; e City of .• tl ::.ntu, except t!1e :r' ir·e .Jep a rti.:cnt lJad their 1i·or.i< \ ,eek shortened to fort y or forty-four ~1ours, a :1d The :£1.:bers of t h0 ,.t1,:..n t .... l:'ire ..Jepc:.rt...;ent nave not h&d a reduction of hours since the _ lan of In~rove ,::ent in Janu:-: ry 1952, and TLe City of ,·.. tlar:t!:l, i!l the ~1atter of re :-~·. 1ired VJOri< v;eek for ·::, he 1·' ire .i)epart:·:ent, i:as not h:e~.,t pace •. :1th establisr.ed _;:,ractices in other 1:·:ajor 1 cities in the country, &nd .. l.u:J.u..;·-. s, l'he Ciity of ~-.. tlor;. tct ~:·ers.::inr.el :,oaru. 1ms e n cour~tered r-;rea t dif f ic.~l :.:t in 1~rocur inc ar.d ret&ininG qu&li:'ied api)liC"}Lts ror tLe :.?ire ...;ei,;}rt ..•c nt, C:.Lle L r -~-.ely to tlw lou F~~vLV.:.D, ,;:orh: vrneL, now tii.erefore be it 1'12..t the .·.:ayor ~. lid •. o:::rd of .. lder ..•e1: of the City of ;_._tlc.n t& endorse, r.eco ~.1 ·1ei~d and est2. blish by ordi:-1c:nce coverintt: t :ie ~"ir·e LJepart;::i. Gr~t, a .-.iaxi~.~UJ i v1ork •;-:eek 01' fifty-six hours (as tne first step in establishin::.- a forty hour v-ior.i: week for the .fire 0e_part..:r..t:n t), ,rnd 'be it further ·.i.1 H.::..LOLV.i..D, I'ha t such i..:axiL:u..:n s tandar(ls be este.blisned ". :ithout reduction in -;,ay, and be it furtner r....LOLV.LU, 'il1:1t in establisi1in7 a fifty-six hour \ :ork '\,\'eek, the tlll'ee IJlE: toon syste!1 •-' t inaut :ura tcd, one pl<:. toon v.- or ki:i::. t .r4e c. ay sHift, one .i~L. toon v.,orkin~~ t:..e r. i r ht sl,ift, c..Ld one iiiatoon beinL off~ each v,or l-.: L1c four da:;r s ar..J· bein:; off t\ i O dc.y s, t.ae cycle tck in~.:; a p ) roxi.,£ tely 12 weeks to complete, at which ti1 e it would bee in anev, ar.d be 1 t further Ii.i...SOLV..::.D. 'l'hc.t the fifty-six. hour v. or~ v:eek be established with ec.ch ;il:·; toon !':.' aintuininf its _present struc- ture a nd c0Gpli r,1en t of · officers, en r,ineers, drivers, till e r '. ';en, etc, Hhich is nov; i.a effect with tlle tuo pl2toon syste;11. adopted at t!le rc.eetin e; of tee :...xecu tive · .=:oz.rd of Local ;,·1J4 Interru::tional .. lssoci~tion of :;; ire li1-- hters on ..1ece::. ber 29, 1965 and a_p£)J.'OVed by t,Le full bodJT Janu:....ry 4, a~1d .;anu~ry 11, 1966 on _ ,. v • 1ic:i:VW°< , .l-'r e si dent �The fol'ty hour i., o rk v,ee:,;: has beco!ne the acce11ted standard -..wrk week in industry, city, county , state, and federal acencies in all parts of the United ~tates, and ,, Li ke the dev el op:-;.ont in ii.clustry, the forty hour work week or even shorter work weeks hnve b<:.!co ;:le t .iie standard re~1ui r·e~1ents in the federal c ov ern1::ent , in a f.lB..j ori ty of the ot a tes and. ne:1r1~, all of the larce cities ar..d. co unti es in _public e ..1ploy.'.':~ent recofn ized as pa rt of the better tover~ed units in our country , and 'l1 he reduction i n hours of v.:ork bas been achieved in all instances witnout reduction of pay, now therefore be it l·,.l;$0LV~1), 'rh::.;t, all v;ork perfor1.i.0d by fire fi bhters of tile -.1.tlan t;a ./ ire J el')artctCn t in excess of forty (4-0) hot...rs in any on e week, be compensr:.ted c. t tiie ;rate of time ar.i.d one-half of the established rate of pay • .:\dopted at _the r:1eeting of the .... xe cut ive :.3oard of Local il34 Intern.a. tional J1.ssocia ti on of ~'ir e  ?ie n·ters on December 29, 1965 and a.8 p r ove d by t iie full body on Janue.ry 4, and Janllc..:.r y 11, 1966. ., 1.ci.V.J~, .?re si ci.ent / ' �REGARDrnr, THE RESOLUTIONS THAT WERE ADOPTE D BY THE INTERNATIONA L ASSOCIATION OF FI RE FIGHTERS AND REFERRCD 70 THE FINAN CE COMMITTEE ON FEERUARY 7, 1 966 ,-/ITH THE REQ UES T FOR A PUB LI C HEARI NG ON MARCH 1 8, CERTlcl~D 1966. \\ __ . . .. - l· ..' ,.~.av OARD OF ALDERf-.1EN MAR 2 1 1966 .f• • • �lfl (iv<' ·f!·,w ~.. l[]) 1ray iLJ -A; ~ ti
      h. as its e, er gency situations aft.er compLt- 1be~n . . 11 .,~ • ... ,,. , • , ing their regu lar GO-h our wee ·. . ,complro .._'-' ,ch:t!·~~? .a , ;~ lt was estimated thi s \':ill cost lOJd the co,n_n.1t ce l ·"' imp.e only some $5 000 to Sl0.000 a Dl l'illlll g th e ~6- lOllr week \',OU!ci · ' · · rcq 11l!"e abr,ut 72 ac!cl1t1onal fireycc1r. men at an ,rnn ua l cost ( based (2J Th e 5G-hour week for fire- o_n lop pay s ca I CJ of some men ,1·ill be given "The fi rst $526,052 . consideration·• in clra\\· ing up Paying lime and a half over next year 's city budget o\·er any r e q u e s t s for across-the- Conlinucc on Page 5, Col umn 1 for ~·e \'ver Hours Continued From Page 1 40 hours for a 56-h ou r week would co.;t about $704,618 a year· and for a CO-hour week abou $310,331 a yea r. Davis sa id. At the publiC' hear ing. Capt. J. C. Whitl ey told the aldermc th at lhe city l':as practicing "false economy" to train youn mr n K firefighters and the losr lh crn a short ti me later to job wi th shorter hours ar. wee ,ench anc holidays off. I S6 t. J. D. Garr ett pleaded fr-!' irnplem cnt .1tion of the fi remen· requests, dec laring: "\Ve can·t strike ag;iinst you; all we can do is quit and look for someth ing el , c." Longtime Allanla businc. c man Sam Rothberg urged aldenmn to give the fireme n a wage "that is just, fair a right" even if it meant increasing laxes . Insuranrrman l\T. M. (l\f gg,-;y) Smith sai d an imporlant factor is '·the life hazcird- -\ · n th ese mPn answer a fire ~ J they nt\. r kw,w if they 'll c ~ back." I �TO: H. L.B. I\ FROM: RE: J.B.P. Memorandum on right of City of Atlanta Firemen to strike. "Although there have been many strikes by public employees, very few of them have reached the courts, or at least, very few have been reported. However, in every case that has been reported, the right of public employees to strike has been emphatically denied. Unlike the right of labor in private industry, public employees do not possess the rights of collective bargaining, the right to strike, or the right to picket." 31 ALR 2d 1149 § 3, 1159 § 11. "Furthermore, the courts have generally denied union membership to policemen and firemen because they owe undivided allegiance to the public, and because it is absolutely necessary to the maintenance of discipline in the two services that public authorities have complete control over them." 31 Arn Jur 429 § 56. The constant argument of strikers in reported cases i ·s that the right to strike is an inherent right protected by the provisions of the Constitution. The universal view of the courts is that "there is no inherent right in employees to strike against their governmental employer, whether federal, state or political subdivision thereof, and strike of municipal employees for any purpose is illegal". Board of Education of Community Unit School District #2, Appellant , vs. Doris Redding, et alo, Supreme Court of Illinois, May 20, 1965. This was a case of first impression in the Supreme Court of Illinois. - Custodial employees, in this case, were conducting a strike aga1nst their school board employer and were picketing the schools in support of the strike. "In absence of legislative authority, public employees in general have no right to strike against the government." Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority vs. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 355 P.2d 905. This right must be deliberately expressed and is not to �. ·I I be implied. The Delaware River and Bay Authority vs. The International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pr1ots 2 211 A2d 789. "In absence of legislation, right of employees of the Port of Seattle, a political subdivision of the State and a municipal corporation, to strike is subordinate to the immunity therefrom of the Port of Seattle." Port of Seattle vs. International Longshoremens and Warehousemens Union, 324 P2d 1099. A search of Georgia. laws reveals that there is no State statute which gives public employees the authority to strike against their employer. / The Supreme Court of Georgia; in the case of International Longshoremens Association, AFL-CIO, et al., vs. Georgia Ports Authority, held that "it is contrary to the public policy of the State of Georgia for State employees to strike". Several out-ofstate cases were cited in support of this finding. This case involved the right of employees of the State Ports Authority to strike. In further support of this ruling, Georgia Laws 1962, p.459 was cited and Section 1 of said Act provides: "Section lo No person holding a position by appointment or employment in the government of the State of Georgia or any agency, authority, board, commission, or public institution thereof shall promote, encourage or participate in any strike." The question arises as to whether or not this State law is applicable to an employee of a municipality. Is a municipality an agent, authority~ board, commission or public institution of the State of Georgia? / Municipalities, in the following cases, have been classified as agencies or de par tments of the State : " 'Municipalities ' a r e agencie s of the commonwe alth created by the sovereignt y of the people ." Adams v . Ok lahoma City, 95 P . 975 , · 979 2 20 Okl . 519 . "A ' municipalit y ' is merely a po litic a l su bdivision or department of the s tate." Jersey City v . Martin, 19A . 2d 40 , 45 , 126 N.JoL. 353; Storrs v. Heck, 190 So. 78, 84, 238 Alao 196. �"A municipality, being no more than,, a governmental agency of the state with the powers limited and defined by statute. o ." Valentine v. Road Directors of Allegany County, 126 A. 147, 150, 146 Md. 199. "A municipality is a state agency for governmental purposeso It exercises political governmental powers delegated by the state o" City of Lex ington v. Thompson, 68 S.W., 477, 479, 113 Kyo 540, 57 L.R.A. 775. "A 'municipal corporation' is a department of the government of state, created by the Legislature . • and is synonymous with 'public corporation' and 'municipality'." Neuenschwander v. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 48 A.2d 593, 597, 187 Md. 67. 0 " 'Municipality' is, in its governmental aspect, an agency of the state for the administration, within the prescribed limits, of the governmental function and powers of the stateo" Public Service Electric & Gas Co. v. City of Camden, 192 A. 222, 226, 118 N.J.L. 245. No reported cas es have been found wherein a municipal employer attempted to bring itself within the purview of the 1962 Act. Even though a court might hold that a municipal employer does not come within the scope of the 1962 Act, it appears that a strike could be successfully enjoined on the ground3that municipal employees have no express right to strike, that a strike by municipal employees is contrary to public policy and that the munic-ipal employer is irmnune .from strikes by its employees. �t// RAWSON HAVERTY ATLANTA,GEORGTA I\ September 16, 1966 Dear Earl: Here are my notes which were copied and turned over to the Firemen's union by one of our girls. I am terribly embarrassed, and apologize. I don't think any damage is done, as the facts outlined are almost exactly those published in the accompanying article in "u.s. News & World Report." Thanks for your courtes y in g ivin g me this information. I deeply regret the breach of security. Sincerely, Mr. Earl Landers, Exec utiv e Secretary Office of the Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia �~ --/ ' ...... - I. September 15, 1966 MEMORANDUM RE: FIREMEN'S STRIKE I\ To get the facts on the firemen's s{tuation (because many of us are receiving letters, and it's a matter of public interest), I called Earl Landers, assistant to Ivan Allen, and talked with him by phone ·yesterday. Briefly the story is as follows: The City at the first of this year employed the Public Administrative ~ociety (an independent Chicago organization which makes surveys of municipalities and specializes in personnel, J>Ositions, salaries, and so on) to make a survey of the Atlanta City government, its personnel, wage scales, etc., and to bring in a complete report in September of this year. Second fact: For many years the firemen in Atlanta have been members of the International Firefighters Association, a branch of the AF of L. (' In the early spring of this year (about April) the members of the Firefighters Association came to the Mayor's office and asked for an increase in salary. At the time, the budget for 1966 had been adopted and the City was advised that they could neither legally nor financially grant any overall wage increase during the year 1966; but they promised to grant an increase in 1967 based on the recommendations of the Public Administrative Society. Many of the younger firemen were unhappy with this decision and left the union. Spurred on by the Teamsters, they formed an independent union called the Atlanta Firefighters Union Independent. This is still called an independent, but the Teamsters are behind the s~ene. In June of this year they walked out, but approximately 200 . senior firemen remained with their own union affiliation and would not leave. The City holds a contract with the AF of L, and this contract contains a "no strike" clause. When the firemen walked out, they were immediately enjoined to return to their jobs, but the City and the union agreed to arbitration, and accepted Dr. Ed Harrison, President ot Tech, as arbitrator. Their request had been for a decrease in working hours (they had been working 60 hours a week) and an increase in salary. Dr. Harrison's recommendation was either a 7.2% increase in salary or the equivalent reduction in the work-week, which would be a reduction from a 60 to a 56-hour work-week. The union refused to accept the recommendation of the arbitrator, demanding a 10% increase effective September 1, plus whatever PdA.S. · recommended beginning January 1. �I September 22, 1966 Mrs. Jackie Berry Executive Secretary Mutual Insurance Agents 3 78 Kenilworth Cb-cle Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083 Dear Mrs . Berry: This will acknowledge receipt of the Resolution adopted by the Georgia Association .o f Mutual Insurance Agents concerning fire protection for the City of Atlanta. M y I assure you that the City is receiving adequate protection and we. are mo t gr teful for youi- support. S incerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAJr/br �Mutual Insurance Agents SERVICE • SAVINGS GEORGI A lfflff ASSOCIATION Phone: 469-8074 378 Kenilworth Circle STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. 30083 Sept embe r 20 , 1966 Hon . Ivan Allen, Mayor, City of Atlanta , Atlanta, Ga. Dear May or Al l en: .t<.:n close d is a resolution whi ch wa s adopte d at t h e 29 th Annual Bus iness Me eti ng of the Geor gia As s ociation of r ut ual Insurance Age nts, c onc e rnin the fi remen's str ike . 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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 • • �I', The Atlanta Firefighters Union Independent will and are ready at anytime to Ytart negottations with the Mayo~ of the City of Atlanta. We have alw~ys b@@n r@~dy. The AtlMta Fir@ft~h~@~o have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report. Thia 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: ~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 1. 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. �DR. CHARLES EBERHART DR. J. W. MORGAN SUIT E 570 • C 490 PEACHTREE STREET, N, E. ATLAN T A. GEORGIA 30308 TELE P HO N E 525-5567 September 17, 1966 Ivan Al len, Jr., Mayor City of Atlant a City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear 1ayor Al l en : The members of this office and myself want to commend you for the wonderful leadership shown during the recent mob violence activities in Atl anta. That positive non-violent reaction stops them in their tracks and we hope you can continue to be successful with this technique. Prior to the recent disturbance I had 1vri tten you a letter concerning the fire man 's walkout, which should be a cause for concern for all citizens. It sickens me to see the fe deral government drain off off our tax money and waste it on poverty programs and other senseless activity while our public servant$, f iremen, school teachers, policemen and municipal en11;,loyees remain underpaid. One cannot expect talented, responsible people to work f or low income. I favor increasing local taxes so that this money does not reach the federal government who spends it so irresponsibly. If t his trend is not corrected, I fear it will give the federal government excuse to interfere with all activities down to the connnunity level. We of t he medical profession are beginning to feel the liberty chilling influence of the federal gureaucracy since insection of medicare since July 1, 1966. Sincerely, Charles Eberhart , M.D. CE:ak �r/!J f I II 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 Firefighters 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 ~echnology, 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: .QEtion 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 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 "across the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighters chose Option II, that the increase in pay start September l or be retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September 1. 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 si~ ·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. �Communication1I,OCAL 3204 522-8171 807 HENRY GRADY BUILDING 26 CAIN STREET, N. Vf. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 ~ 25 September 22, 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sir: Thank you for your letter of September 9, 1966 and the Meadiator's Report of The Atlanta Firefighters Union, Ind., and The City of Atlanta. You state that paragraph 5 of the Resolution contains a misstatement that I might like to correct. Does paragraph 5 contains a misstatement? Doesn't Dr. Harrison on page 3 of the Meadiator's Report lead all of us to believe that had it not been for the legal opinion he would have suggested an immediate increase in wages or a reduction in hours? Doesn't Dr. Harrison bring this out clearly in the second paragraph, page 3, when he states "On the other hand, I recognize that the legal opinion, though provided by a most distinguished and competent Atlanta firm has no legal standing . "? I believe Dr. Harrison, had it not been for the legal advice and , " along with the rather narrow restrictions placed on him by the resolution " would have recommended, and did believe , that an i mmediate inc r ease in wages or a reduction in hours was right and proper . It i s my b elief and the belief of those interested in the r esolu ti on p assed by t h is Loc al Un ion that y ou and t h e Boa r d of Alde r man are attempting t o hide behin d a te c h n ical i t y of the Cha rte r in an effort to d e stroy o r g aniz ed l abo r insofar as t he City of At l a nta i s concerned. �Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. September 22, 1966 I believe you and any other right thinking citizen of this area realizes that when everyone admits that the employees 0f this city are underpaid, that you must be fighting something altogether different than a mere violation of the Charter. Sooner or later the citizens of Atlanta will awaken to the fact that two or three firemen in a firehouse is not adequate fire protection. Sooner or later these same citizens will realize that the experience of more than 400 firemen can not be replaced by January 1. This will be realized sooner than expected when the insurance rates for the City of Atlanta are hiked due to this inexperience and inadequate coverage. Since you had a suggestion that I correct the misstatement of the resolution of this Local let me give you this advice, give the firemen a raise and get them back on the job! A great Mayor of a great city can find a way and the means without violating a Charter. Sincerely, /~a_ LAWSON A. SEWELL, President Local 3204, C. W. A. LAS: fha �---- ---- ------- - - STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday, September 16, 1966 For Release 11:00 A. M. \\ The City of Atlanta has in ope ration this morning 25 fully manned Fire Stations. The t\ltal 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 II 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 throughout the Southeast and through the employment of new personnel and the extende d work hours of our experienced personnel, we should be able to place the -r~o ""o.b le_ remaining unmanned stations in operation within a- v~ry ahoM period of time. The Personnel Office at 260 Central 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 re questing all the citize ns 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 s e lf-inspection of your premis es which, if conscientiously adhered to, can prevent fires and preserve property. �TO ALL ATLAIHA CITIZENS The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Departr;1ent - 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 i~ 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! Use the check lists be 1m·, and good old Arr,eri 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, gara ge 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? 9 YOUR BUSil~ESS Is smoking adequately controlled? Is wiring 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 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 de bris? and stored safely? YOUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS Are your schools adequately protected against unauthor i zed entry? Is the hea ting equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed fi rm or emp loyee? Is the electrical wirinq safe? Is rubbis h col lected and disposed of i n a safe ma nner so as t o not enda nger the occupant s or stru ctu r e? If coo ki ng equ i pme nt is pr ovided, i s you r hood, duct, and stove cleaned fre qu en t ly? EVERYBOUY any fires start shortly after you leave your home or close your business. Does someone check f or 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~EV ER, l~EVER s:·ioKE IN BED �AT AN A RFG TR UNION, INC. R , J. CAUM ROBERT L. MITCHELL J . I. M A RT IN SECRETARY BU S IN ES S AG E NT PR ES IDE N T J . F. BENNETT L . G . ST Y R ON TR EAS URER V ICE PRE S ID EN T 701 WILLIAM•OLIVER BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 \\ September, 1966 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The City of Atlanta refused to accept the recommendations of mediator, Tech President, Edwin Harrison, and will not talk to firemen. President:- lfarrison heard from both sides, investigated the problem and c ame up with these major re-c=non.t e~ S ·c:-,iCi:: ,_ .... :1C 01"}: ~r ~ t f.:: 1. '.!e b:1 l:::.~ /' t~. .;::-1t['_ 1 -.1 2s co~scie:-:tioL<-: · J . co-.ilC: .?.t~c' o-:1~~c:. ·J!-:·.::-=- :..L::~o.::e:C '.:·y t110 :--c~t-:-ic::~ 1!~ ::~ ; l2cc.:: o:' \7. e .:~1e~ C:e!~ ~~.. :::-.t~-"'.. .:.~, _ "': .,r :.."'::i .. ~ ~,;~::._.:-it:....:;_· ~::cl ~CC2U ·e, o::: t~~e V~1--·5, c:~\o,.c::ni_i7e n=.t:.:re of t~:G -:_~:·,::: ·: :_:_:;~: ·:, ..::J ,. .. i:.: 1.~_-.:! .. :c .. e t·:~::-~;,.1~~ ·-~-:.: ·1Jy . ::_ :··i co-...11.i b~ ziv.,~~ "uJ o ne .i:_~di11i~u.:i." [:.. !.v:-~2 e;\,-~ .. ~ t. 0~~3:, t.1e t~·s 1·., . . . . 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  • Text: _ Firemen ae ‘) Coys ThTeT len Fora Turn Down] ee Advice of, | Mediator?” By MARION GAINES The possibility of another strike by Atlanta firemen. ’ ‘loomed Monday after a fire- ‘men’s unlon official declared that a mediator’s proposals were “totally unacceptable.” The proposals were put forth Monday morning by Dr. Edwin Harrison, president of cone) Tech, who was named mediator by both the firemen and the Chief Jenkins calls for im- _ provements in Atlanta Police } Department working condi- | tions. Page 9. City of Atlanta as part of the | settlement of a three-day walk- out by some 550 firefighters in early June. Dr. Harrison recommended that the city either decrease the firemen’s work week to 56 hours (from the present 60) or in- crease their salaries an equiv- alent amount by Jan. 1. “Basically, this leaves us right where we started’’ (before the June walkout), said Capt. Jack Martin, president of the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Independent. LEADERS CONFER Capt. Martin conferred in the afternoon with the union’s execu- tive board and Jater in the night with some 267 of his union membership, The results of both meetings left no doubt that the firemen are extremely displeased with Dr. Harrison’s recommenda- tions, which are not binding on either the city or the firemen under terms of the resolution by Atlanta aldermen authorizing the mediation. After a station-by-station poll Monday night, Capt. Martin re- ported that the firemen at the union meeting voted unanimous- ly “to wholeheartedly reject’) Harrison's findings. ; He said they also passed a resolution authorizing the execu- tive board ‘‘to take any action we should determine necessary” | in the dispute, ‘MORE DESPERATE’ As for a walkout, he said, Continued on Page 8, Column 1 meet after that to determine its 7a a oe EU | To 2nd Continued From Page 1 “These men are becoming more and more desperate.” Martin said he still has in hand mass resignations given him two and a half months ago to do with as he sees fit. In answer to newsmen’s ques- tions, Capt. Martin said the’ union was “asking for the right | of collective bargaining.” He said his union would not re- ject ‘‘compulsory arbitration with proper safeguards.” MEETING TODAY The union will hold another meeting Tuesday morning for its second shift. Union officials said their executive board would course of action. Capt. Martin said in receiv- ing Harrison’s.report was “like waking up on Christmas morn- ing—and no Santa Claus.” “Right now, we are more shocked and confused than any- thing,” he said. First reaction from firemet. in the station house indicates they are ready to walk eel again “in an effort to get their point across,” he said. “We thought we had made our point,” he said, “but evidently we didn’t ” Capt. Martin said that, in his opinion, it would ‘definitely take more than a two-step (pay) in- crease” to satisfy his union. Dr. Harrison pointed out in his findings that the city now has under way ,an independent study of all city government sal- aries by the Pubic Administra- tion Service of Chicago. The PAS salary report is due Sept. 15. : The firemen had asked Dr, Harrison, at a July 25 hearing, for a finding that they are en- titled to a $100 a month pay raise and a 48-hour work week retroactive to June 1. Dr. Harrison said he recog- nized that his findings did not come close to meeting the fire- men’s requests. But he said he believed the city “has attempt- ed, within its limited resourees, to treat its employes, including firemen, in a fair manner,” MAYOR ASKS ACTION Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. said he was asking three city agencies to consider Dr. Harrison's ree- ommendation “immediately, and Strike | then to meet separately and jointly in order to define the city’s position in this matter,” Mayor Allen said the alder- | manic board already has stated | it ‘will give first consideration | in next year’s budget to the| establishment of a 56-hour work week for Atlanta firemen.” “The implementation of the | 56-hour work week will in no. way decrease the city’s respon- , sibility to consider increases in firemen’s salaries in keeping | with the recommendations” in |! the upcoming PAS report, said | the mayor. ' | Putting into effect either the | 56-hour week or an equivalent | pay increase for the firemen would cost the city some $400,000 annually.- 2 OPTIONS GIVEN Dr. Harrison gave the fire- men two options: accepting eith- er the equivalent pay increase | or the four-hour per week work reduction. / In terms of money he said, that would mean a monthly pay increase of about $28 for begin- ning firemen and about $35 for top-scale firemen. The starting pay for the city’s firemen is now $403 a month. Dr. Harrison said the decision ;on the options should be “‘left entirely to the firemen.” He added: ‘It should be un- derstood that whichever option is elected, it is not to be con- sidered a substitute for, nor an offset against, any future gen- eral increases granted to city employes at large.” a
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  • Text: ——=] sss co eS International Assnciation of Hire F ighters 905-16TH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON 6; D.G, vcGSbou October 5, 1966 The Reverend Martin Luther King, President Southern Christian Leadership Conference 334 Auburn Avenue, N. E, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Dear Reverend King: I have just learned from some of our members and friends in Atlanta that you had gone there on 8 to address the members of a breakaway group from the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, and to offer your assistance to then. sisal Mt Cede te Get eects ie eae, te eee caeatiors by request of en refrain tion a directly cons. tion to est e to ing constderution tp sis Roqueet of sine to refneia fo0m eup 3 The IAFF is an International Union chartered by the AFL back in 1918, ite charter anid its constitution prohibit the use of the strike weapon, because the nature of the fire fighting ibility is such that the fire protection services must be at full s at all hours of the day and night. The members of the Atlanta Fire Department, like menbers of other departments throughout the country, took an oath of responsibility, both when they joined the fire department and when they joined the union, not to 4 In Atlanta a majority of the fire department personel - as the result of long years of failure of the city goverment recognize clearly thett justified economic needs ~ has twice gone on strike. city's shert- sighted polictes provided a reason, but not 8 fustiftestion » for this strike The fact is t there is no trade union justification whatsoever for their decision to frem this AFI-C10 union and to form a Hes ges unsffiliated organization in order to carry out these erroneous and short- sighted strike policies, It is for that reason, for instance, that AFI-CIO President George Meany has feaued a strong statewent supporting the position of the International Union; I enclose a copy for your study. The Reverend Martin Luther King -2- October 5, 1966 You have made clear on a number of occasions, Reverend King, your own belief in and support for the basic principles of the trade union movement and the AFL-CIO, which our union supports as a loyal affiliate. We would hope, and we do request, that you re-evaluate your position in regard to this small group in Atlanta which has broken away from its parent union and turned its back on fundamental trade waters responsibilities in the fire fighting service, We do believe that when you have done so, and when you consider the position of our union and of the AFL-CIO in this matter, you will agree that this Atlanta group of former fire fighters do not merit your concern or support. We shall be glad to give you any further information you wish, and I am enclosing a number of our past statements and summaries of action as a matter of possible interest. Very truly yours Lora iock Wm. D, Buck President WDB: ib opeiu2 enclosures : ect Rev, Martin Luther King - Warren Ave, Congregational Church, Chicago / Non. Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Charles Ellis, President Local #134, Atlanta, Ga. PS Please note that I am sending a copy of this letter to Mayor Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta, and Mr. Charles Ellie, President of our local union in Atlanta, for their information.
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  • Title: Box 14, Folder 12, Document 3
  • Text: DATES AND EVENTS PERTAINING TO FIREMEN'S STRIKE March 18, 1966 Public hearing by Finance Committee at request of Local #134, Interna- tional Aecnctation of Firefighters (AFL-CIO). Firemen requested 56 hour work week and time and one half for hours worked over 40. See Exhibit #1 May 4, 1966 Letter to Mayor from Robert L. Mitchell, Attorney, advising that he represented a new union known as'Atlanta Firefighters Union, Indepen- dent", and that he desired to negotiate wages, hours and working conditions of firemen. See Exhibits #2 through #10 June 7, 1966 Firemen belonging to new union walk out on strike. Defy court order to return to work. Members of old union remain on jobs. June 10, 1966 Striking firemen return to work. See Exhibits #11 and #12 July 6, 1966 Dr. Edwin Harrison, President of Georgia Tech, agreed to serve ad mediator with approval of City and firemen. Page Two July 25, 1966 Pr, Harrison held hearing allowing firemen and City to present their arguments. See Exhibits #13 and $14 August 22, 1966 Dr. Harrison submitted his report. See Exhibit £15 August 23, 1966 Firemen rejected Dr. Harrison's report. See Exhibit #16 September 2, 1966 Finance Committee of Board of Alddrmen informed fire representatives that the committee would recommend, effective January 1, 1967, a 56 hour work week and a salary increase of not less than two steps. The two recommendations being the equivalent of approximately a 16% salary increase. September 2, 1966 At 11:60 p.m. the firemen members of the new union again walked out on strike and defied a court order together with an order from the Chief of the Fire Department to return to work. Again the members of the old Page Three union remained on the job. September 6, 1966 Board of Aldermen adopted resolution by Finance Committee committing the City toa 56 hour work week and a minimum two step salary increase on January 1, 1967. See Exhibit #17 For two factual statements regarding the strike, see Exhibit #18, U. 5. News and World Report of September 19th and Exhibit #19, Close-Up, a News observation by Jim Rankin, dated October 1st.
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 19

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  • Result Type: Item
  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 14, Folder 12, Document 19
  • Text: September 3, 1966 Most Reverend Paul J. Hallinan Archbishop of Atlanta 2699 Peachtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Dear Archbishop Hallinan: Thank you very much for your letter, for which Iam most grateful. I regret that it came at a time when the hCity was already completing its good faith efforts. However, lam referring it to the City Attorney and asking him to give full consideration to it in a confidential vein. Thank you for your interest. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Ir. Mayor IAJr:am
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Box 14, Folder 12, Document 8

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  • Result Type: Item
  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 14, Folder 12, Document 8
  • Text: September 26, 1966 Mr. A. C. Morris, Jr. Assistant Secretary Associated Mutuals 1401 Peachtree Building Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Dear Bert: Thank you very much for your letter of September 23rd regarding the mimeographed sheet being put out by the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union Independent. I appreciate your statement in connection with the erroneous charge in Item 3. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor 1A3r/br
  • Tags: Box 14, Box 14 Folder 12, Folder topic: Firemen's strike | 1966
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