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STATEMENT BY MAYOR I VAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T . KNIGHT,
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF F IREMAS TERS ; AND CHIEF C . H . HI LDEBRAND ,
ATLANTA F IRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:00 A . M .
M o re than 500 Atlanta fireme,.z_: 5on~u0
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ct,
/;}_f.1efuse t q_rep ort for duty
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as di recte d by the ~ t i . e s of the City of A tlanta a nd the Atl anta Fire /)
r of-the
Department "
ten Supe-1"-ior-GOU'!"t",
The City A ttorney ' s
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offic e~
askt!fg
the C ourt this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union,
Indpendent , and ito principal officers , J . I . Martin and Leonard S t y ron,
for civil contempt and failure to return t o duty as orde red.
The City of Atl anta has m.a.de every attempt to resolve the present
dilemma with the members of the Fire Departm ent through the se men who
are the representatives of the striking firemen.
We have done as much as
is posstble under the laws governing the City of Atlanta.
The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter cont mpt
for the laws of the State of Georgia. and the authority of the City of Atl ant .
They have also shown a reckless d i s r egard for the, p rope rty
nd lives of the
citizens of this city.
We can no longer tolei·at
t
thousands of lives
(
n d millions of dollars of property which these men . re
under e.MAW-H o th to protect.
of the Atlanta Fir
ction which p l aces in jeopardy the
Therefore . we are directing all employee
Department who wj.sh to remain a
to report to duty on their noJ:"m l shift$
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�taken to fill those p ositions which remain vacant .
We ur g e these employees
to c ons i de r their responsibilities to the people of A t l anta and to their own
·7$ 11~ ,,;_,
families .
Loss of income and
r
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of many year0 of retirement rights and
other accumulate d benefits is a serious a nd fooli s h gamble they are taking
b y refusing to return to the ir po sts .
The City officials hav e met with the leaders of the Union in good
faith .
The e l eade1·s have s tated that they hav e aske d the firemen to obey
the legal authority of the Court
nd return t o their stati ons b u t there
has b een no res p onse to this request from the Union leadership.
C apt . Martin and Capt. S tyron apparentl y have no control over the
striking memb r
~
be cause their request has b en ignore d .
The e two men
have failed to comply with the i r own r0qu0st and have not reported t o
their duty s t ations .
We trust that th
m · mbers of the Fi re Dopartment , many of whom
have worked long years of dedi cate d service~ will con s i de i· their
)
re pon ibiliti s
nd obligations to t h
their f milies and return to work
City, the l aw
directe d .
of our St te , a.nd t o
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�The City Personnel Department yesterday examined 55 applicants
for Fireman; 27 passed the written examination.
Medical
examinations and the oral interviews will be completed today.
C.
�TO ALL ATLAiHA CI TI ZENS
The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every
effort to give the citizens of Atlanta the best fire protection possible , but
we do need your help,
The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important
during this period while new personnel are being trained.
What can you do to help?
You can do many things.
FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDE NTS
C
You can cause or prevent fires!
Ose the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good o1d Arneri can common sense
and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE - ----
YOUR HOhE
Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic, garage , and
yard?
Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords?
Are your fuses the right size?
Is your heating and cookinq equipment safe?
Is gasoline for power mower safely stored?
YOUR BUS Ii~ESS
Is smoking adequately controlled?
Is wiring and electrical equipment safe?
Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place?
Has your heatinq system been checked uy a qualified
that it is safe?
Is guard , caretaker or watchman properly instructed
Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept
Is packing material safely kept?
Are lift trucks refueled only in safe locations?
Is the yard and premises kept free of leaves, scrap
Are paints , flammable liquids and oily rags handled
person to see
and service adequate?
clean?
lumber and debris?
and stored safely?
YOUR CHURCHES ANO SCHOOLS
Are your schools adequately protected against unauthori zed entry?
Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or employee?
Is the el ectrical wiring safe?
Is rubbish collected and disposed of in a safe manner so as to not endanger
the occupants or structure?
If cooking equipment is provided , is your hood, duct, and st ove cleaned
frequ ently?
EVERYBODY
fires start short ly after you l eave you r home or close you r bu siness.
Does someone check fo r hazards every day at cl osing ti me or j ust
before l eavi ng your home?
Is your wiring safe and are defective extensi on cords replaced?
Do you make it a practice to not allow unauthorized burning of refuse?
Is trespass guarded against?
Is all fire protection equipment in working order?
Are you careful with smoking and matches?


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i~EVER' NEVER s::oKE rn BED
�TO ALL ATLANTA CITIZENS
The fire department of Atlanta - your fire department - is making every
effort to give the citizens of Atlanta the best fire protection possible, but
we do need your help.
The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important
during this period while new personnel are being trained.
What can you do to help?
Y6u can de many things.
FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDENTS
Cl
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
Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic, garage and
yard?
Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords?
Are your fuses the right size?
,
Is your heating and cooking equipment safe?
Is gasoline for power mower safely stored?
YOUR 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 by a qualified
that it is safe?
Is guard, caretaker or watchman properly instructed
Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept
Is packing material safely kept?
Are lift trucks refueled only in safe locations?
Is the yard and premises kept free of leaves, scrap
Are paints, flammable liquids and oily rags handled
person to see
and service adequate?
clean?
lumber and debris ?
and stored safely?
YOUR CHURCHES 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 t o 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 f or hazards every day at closing time or just·,.before
l eaving 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 smoke in bed.
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�STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN A LLEN, Jr .
Friday, September 9 , 1966
Fire Chief H ild ebrand reports thisrmorning that two add i tional
fire s tations have been placed in seryice bringing the total now in
operation to 21 out of 32 .
Th i s has been accomplished by placing
existing Fire Department personnel on overtime and b y adding 10
additional men to the F ire Depa rtment complement.
The 10 men
added Thurs day now give us a t otal of 254 Fire men .
We were fortunate in having only 12 a larms during the night
and none was of aaajor import.
Two firefighting units were required
t o move some 50 bales of damaged c otton from a cotton warehouse
fire at 1088 Murphy A v enue.
The City C onstruction Department was
requested to assist by sending mechanized equipment to expedite the
moving of the cotton bales and p romptly res ponded to lend a hand to
th · Firemen~
The Chief further reports that a total of 493 Firefighters
have now been
duty.
u· p nd d for _.failure to obey his ord r to report for
�General Sutherland reported that applicants £ell off
sharpl y on Thursday.
written examination.
Only 25 applied .
Eleven comple t ed the
Fi remen were picketi ng the Personnel
Office and we r e enc ouragi ng prospective applicants to refrai n
fr om filing applications .
General Sutherl and also reports that Mr . Per ry of the
A FL - CIP will meet with him at 9: 30 at the dire ction o f Georgi:a.
Meany.
Meany has told Jim M o ore to back the AFL-CI O union .
This might be of some value in the press conference .
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STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, JR.
Friday, September 9, 1966
11:00 A. M.
Fire Chief Hildebrand reports this morning that two
additional fire .stations have been placed in service. bringing the
total now in operation to 21 out of 32.
This has been accomplished
by placing existing Fire Depqrtment personnel on overtime and
by adding ten additional men to the Fire Department complement.
The ten men added Thursday now give us a total of 254 Firemen.
We were fortunate in having only 12 alarms during the
night and none was of major import.
Two firefighting units were
required to move some 50 bales of damaged cotton from a cotton
warehouse .fire at 1088 Murphy Avenue.
The City Construction
Department was requested to assist by sending mechanized
equipment to expedite the moving of the cotton bales and promptly
responded to lend a hand to the Firemen.
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�STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, Jr.
Friday, September 9, 1966
Fire Chief Hildebrand reports this morning that two additional
fire stations have been placed in s_ervice bringing the total now in
operation to 21 out of 32.
This has been accomplished by placing
existing Fire Department personnel on overtime and by adding 10
additional men to the Fire Department complement.
The 10 men
added Thursday now give us a total of 254 Firemen.
We were fortunate in having only 12 alarms during the night
and none was of major import.
Two firefighting units were required
to move some 50 bales of damaged cotton from a cotton warehouse
fire at 1088 Murphy Avenue.
The City Construction Department was
requested to assist by sending mechanized equipment to expedite the
moving of the cotton bales and promptly responded to lend a hand to
the Firemen.
�STATEMENT OF MAYOR IVAN ALLEN , J R .
Thursday, September 8 , 196 6
10 : 00 a . m .
Fire Chief C . H . Hildebrand reports this morning that 19 F i re Stations
are n ow in f ull operati on and that the per s onnel total is up t o 244 .
Fireme n responded to 17 a l arms during the night from 6 : 00 p . m .
until 8 : 00 a . m .
None of the a l arms was serious .
Chief Hildebrand also reports that 10 0 pr obationary F i refighters
have been d i smissed for failure to report to work as ordered.
367 other Firefighters have been suspended.
All suspension citations
will be mailed before the end of the day and we expect this number
to represent the total of those to be suspended .
The Board of
Firemasters has scheduled hearings for September 19 thr ough
September 23.
The City Pe rs onnel Department yesterday examined 55 applicants
for Firefighter positions and will continue an in
nsive recruitment
campaign to fill vacancies which now exist in the Fire Department.
With reference to the disorders of Tuesday night in the Summerhill
are , all activity seems to bebback to normal.
Ten arrests were
made on Wednesday afternoon in the area when s veral individuals
�The suspe nded Firemen will pick up their pay checks t oday at the
training tower bet ween 9
. m . and 12 noon.
The 100 p robationary
firefighters who have been terminated will pick up their pay checks
today at the Fire Department Headquarters after they have turned
in all equipment assigned tb them.
�September 12, 1966
F ire Department Information:
I more fire station opened over weekend making a total of
22 stations now operating.
265 men now working.
being p rocessed .
Approximately 50 new applicants now
M o re stations w ill be opened this week . H owever , Chief
is not in a position to say how many at this time . From 8 :00
a . m . Saturday to 8 :00 a . m . Monday, the department an s wer ed
56 a l arms as follows:
11 false alarms
Z 1 buiiliing s
12 trash
6 service calls
6 automobiles
Of the 21 building alarms answered , 5 were in the B oulevard Forrest areas caused by molotov cocktails .
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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 t(,)tal 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.
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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
err1ployment of new personnel and the extended work hours of
our experienced personnel, we should be able to place the
remaining unmanned stations in operation within a very short
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.
A check-off list is being released to the news media
for self-inspection of your premises which, if conscientiously
adhered to , can prevent fires and preserve property.
,. ., _ · ·- -
�TO ALL ATLANTA CITIZENS
The Fire Department of Atlanta - your Fire Department - is making every
effort to aive the citizens of Atlanta the bes t fire protection possible , but
we do need-your help.
The prevention of fires while always important is particularly important
during this period while new personnel are being trained.
What can you do to help? You can do many things.
FIRES ARE NOT ACCIDENTS
You can cause or prevent fires!
the check 1i sts be 1m·, and good old American common sense
and you may save your JOB--PROPERTY--OR EVEN YOUR LIFE-----
Ose
YOUR HOhE
Is all rubbish cleaned out of basements, closets, attic , garage, and
yard?
Are there any unsafe electrical extension or appliance cords?
Are your fuses the right size?
Is your heating and cooking equipment safe?
Is gasoline for power mower safely stored?
YOUR BUSil~ESS
Is smoking adequately controlled?
Is wifing and electrical equipment safe?
Is trash and refuse removed daily to a safe place?
Has your heating system been checked ~Ya qualified
that it is safe?
Is guard , caretaker or watchman properly instructed
Is cooking equipment including hoods and ducts kept
Is packing material safely kept?
Are lift truc ks refueled only in safe locations?
Is the yard and premis es kept free of l eaves , scrap
Are paints , flammabl e li quids and oily rags handl ed
person to see
and service adequate?
clean?
lumber and debris?
and stored safely?
YOUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS
Are your schools adequately protected against unauthorized entry?
Is the heating equipment checked annually by a qualifi ed firm or emp loyee?
Is the el ectrical wirinq safe?
Is r ubbish coll ected and disposed of in a saf e manner so as to not endanger
t he occu pant s or st ructure?
If cooking equi pment is provi ded , i s your hood , duct, and st ove cl eaned
frequent ly?
EVERYBOOY
Many fires start shor tly after you l eave you r home or cl ose you r business.
Does someone check for hazards every day at closing time or just
before leaving your home?
Is your wiring safe and are defective extension cords replaced?
Do you make it a practice to not allow unauthorized burning of refuse?
Is trespass guarded against?
Is all fire protection equipment in working order?
Are you careful with smoking and matches?
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�The Atlanta Fire Department continues to make progress
toward restoration of normal fire protection.
The number of fire stations, with fully manned apparatus
in service, has been increased to 25 out of a total of 32 stations.
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67 Recruits have been assigned to stations for in-service
training and duty under the leadership of experienced firemen and
fire officers.
Total employees in the department number 357 with 313 of
this number performing fire fighting duties.
The on-duty shift strength now averages 175 fire fighting
personnel by virtue of extended work hours.
The number of false alarms and fire calls is approximately
the same as for the same period last year.
I am requesting all the citizens of Atlanta to practice
good fire prevention measures in their homes, businesses, churches, and
schools.
A check-off list is being released to the news media for
self-inspection of your premises which, if conscientiously adhered to,
can prevent fires and preserve property.
�STATEMENT BY C HIEF C. H . HILDEBRAND
Mr . Martin' s statement i s erroneous and is a clear
design to mislead the public .
The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in

minutes. --------- pieces of equipment w ith
men answered the call.
of the firefighters were new personnel ,
but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the
direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal
and experienced fire men of many years experience .
The fire was brought under control in
and extinguished in


minutes .


minutes
There was never any
danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control
of the Atlanta Fire Department at every moment.
The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and
infl rnatory statements that the city is in grave danger o! burning
up because of lack of firefighting personnel.
This simply is not
true.
All st tions in s rvic:e ,


of 32,
e
d qu tely
�manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated
firemen .
New men are being employed and trained daily .
Since the
walkoff of some 500 firemen on
back
firefighter staff :famtt up from

, we hKVe built the
to --------
The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at
all times .
I:f there is a reduction in fi:re protection, it is the result
of former Captain Martin and his followers deserti ng their posts,
refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton
Superior C o urt to return to their jobs .
It was Mr . Martin who refused to accept the city ' s action
increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966.
It was Mr. Martin
who refused to accept Dr . Harri on' s recommendations and broke
off negotiations with the B o ard of Aldermen .
Mr . Martin
d many other former employ
Fire Department fail d to
s of the City
ppe r before the Board of Firemasters
to even explain their actions or answer charges of dereliction of duty,
failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the C o urt.
no further choice.
City of Atl n t .
Th
city had
They w re fired as called for by the 1 ws of the
�Since these men, by their actions , have chosen not to work
for the Atlanta F i re Department, I call on them to refrain from
continued harrassment of normal fire department operati ons and of
the general public , and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with
those men who desire to serve their city in thi s area of
responsibility .
�-The Atlanta Firefighters Un-ion Independent will and are ready
at anytime to start negotiations with the Mayor of the City of
Atlanta. We have alw~y§ b@@n r@adyi The AtlAnta Fir@fiBht@ra
have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report.
we tried -to do before Friday, September 2.
This
Dr. Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, in
his mediator's report, gave the Union the option of a shor_ter
work-hour week or an increase in pay. The report was made
public. I will read in part from Dr. Harrison's report:
~tion I: Reduce average work week from present 60 hours to one
of 56 hours, which permits a three-platoon operation. This is
a fairly common arrangement around the country. This reduction
in hours would be made without any change in total compensation
so that hourly rate would be effectively -increased from the
present figure by an amount slightly above 7%. It should be
emphasized that under this Option the total pay would not be
increased (aside again from any future pay increase granted to
all City employees).
Option II: Maintain the present average work week of 60 hours and
to grant the presently employed firemen the fruits of the in•
crease in the total wage bill which would have resulted from the
necessary employment of additional firemen if Option I were
selected. This increase would amount to 7.14% to be granted on
an "across the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighters chose
Option II, that the increase in pay start September 1 or be
retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September _l.
We were and are ready to accept
Paul J •. Hallinan, Archbishop of
question of legality be left in
Judge to act as arbitrator, and
both parties.
the
the
the
his
recommendations of
City of Atlanta, that the
hands of a Superior Court
findings be binding on
The Mayor has refused to sit ·down with our Union at anytime
since August 31, and has refused any offer to end this dispute
by anyone. There are many important people who have tried in the
interest of public safety. We ask why has he refused.
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�Carl Sutherland left the following information for you:
Since September 6 we have employed 149 which includes 33
of the former firemen that have been reemployed.
We have
lo~
had 273 to pass the written examination but ~
some through
medical examinations, court records, failure to repor~ or
further tests, etc. There is no way of telling how many more
who have passed the written examination are still likely to
be employed -- Must be approximately 50
consideration.
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Still receiving good response to advertising.
He doesn't know if you would want to m e ntion this but he feels
the pickets have discouraged some of them from coming back
to complete their applications.
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STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND
Mr. Martin 1 s statement is erroneous and is a clear
design to mislead the public.
The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in

minutes. ------- pieces
of equipment with
men answered the call.

of the firefighters were new personnel,
but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the
direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal
and experienced firemen of many years experience .
The fire was brought under control in
and extinguished in

minutes.
minutes
There was never any
danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control
of the Atlanta Fire D e partment at e v e ry mome nt.
The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and
inflamato r y statements that the city is in grave danger of burning
up b ecau se of l ack of firefighting p ers onne l.
This simply is not
true .
All stations in s e rvice,

of
32, aT e ade quate ly
�manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated
firemen.
New men are being employed and trained daily.
Since the
walkoff of some 500 firemen on
back
firefighter staff ~ u p from

, we have built the
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The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at
all times.
If there is a reduction in fire protection, it is the result
of former Captain Martin and his followers deserting their posts,
refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton
Superior Court to return to their jobs.
It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept the city's action
increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966.
It was Mr. Martin
who refused to accept Dr. Harrison's recommendations and broke
off negotiations with the Board of Aldermen.
Mr . Martin and many other former employees of the City
Fire Department failed to appear before the Board of Firemasters
to even expl ain their actions or answer charges of d ereliction of duty,
failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the Court.
no further choice.
City of Atlan ta.
The city had
They were fired as called for by the laws of the
�Since these men, by their actions, have chosen not to work
for the Atlanta Fire Department, I call on them to refrain from
continued harrassment of normal fire department operations and of
the general public, and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with
those men who desire to serve their city in this area of
responsibility.
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�WE ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINT ED
HA T THESE ME N :WHO
SAY T HEY REPRESEN T THE FIREMEN WHO ARE ON S T RIKE EXERCISE
NO CON TROL OVER T HESE MEN.
'THESE LEADERS HA VE A r THE T EAMS TERS' UNI ON HALL
S T A TED T HA T T HEY HA VE ASKED THE FIREMEN T O OBEY THE
COUR T ORDER
O RE TURN T O THEIR POS TS .
THERE HAS BEEN NO
RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM THE UNION LEADERSHIP.
T HE CI T Y OFFICIALS HA VE ME T WI TH THESE LEADERS IN
GOOD FAITH .
W~ THOUGH T THEY WERE T HE ELEC TED REPRESENT A IVES
AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN WHO ARE REFUSING T O WORK.
APPAREN TLY THIS IS NO T T HE CASE .
I F WE AKE T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVING T HIS
DILEMMA , WE MUS T BE ABLE TO DEAL WI TII SOMEONE WHO DOES
EXERCISE PROPER CONR'ROL OVER THE MAJ ORI T Y 0
1:s
T HE FIREMEN
AND WHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED BY THE FIREMEN.
�7E ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED f HA ' THF..SE MEN WHO
SAY THEY REPRESEN T THE F I REMEN
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HO ARE ON S TRIKE EXERCISE
NO CONTROL OVER '": HESE MEN.
THESE LEADEFS HAVE A~ THE I'EAMS TE S 1 UNION HALL
S A ED THA T THEY HAVE ASKED f HE FIREMEN TO OBEY THE
COUR r ORDER .0 RE TURN r o ·r HEIR POS TS .
THERE HAS BEEN NO
RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM rHE UNION L EADERSHIP.
T HE CI -y OFFICIALS HAVE ME T
GOOD FAITH.
I f H THESE LEADERS IN
WE THOUGH T THEY WERE THE E L EC T ED REPRESEN1 A rIVES
AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN
HO ARE RE USING TO WORK.
PPAREN TL Y THIS IS NO T niE CASE.
IF
DI LEMMA,
E A8E T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVI NG ,..HIS
E MUS T BE A BLE T O DEAL WI TH S OMEONE
HO DOES
EXERCISE PROPER CONimOL OVER THE MAJO I TY O ' THE FIFEMEN
AND '\VHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED B Y THE F l EMEN.
�STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T. KNIGHT,
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND,
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966,
ll:00 A. M.
More than 500 Atlanta firemen continue to refuse/J to report for duty
orda-t' 01 -~
f:::v/}&,...J -5uf2--r1ov le-o ff ~rv~ b1~ u'f-1--o 1 1 tt?' s of
as directed by &e-- ·Htta:TG~
'l.he City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire
Department ,~ ~ ~~
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The City Attorney's
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the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union,
Indpendent, and its principal officers, J. I. Martin and Leonard Styron,
for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered.
The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present
dilemma with the members of the Fire Department through these men who
are the representatives of the striking firemen.
We have done as much as
is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta.
The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt
for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta.
They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the
citizens of this city.
We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the
thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are
under sworn oath to protect.
Therefore, we are directing all employees
of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City
to report to duty on their normal shifts at 8:00 a. m. Friday and 6:00 p . m.
Friday.
Anyone failing to report will be considered in violation of the City's
Civ il S e rvice Law and will b e discharged for inattention to or dereliction
of duty.
The se jobs w ill the n b e d e clared o pen and applications will b e
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�taken to fill those positions which remain vacant.
We urge these employees
to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own
families.
Loss of income and loss of many years of retirement rights and
other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking
by refusing to return to their posts.
The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good
faith.
These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey
the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there
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striking members because their request has been ignored.
These two men
also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to
their duty stations.
We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom
have worked long years of dedicated services, will consider their
responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to
their families and return to work as directed.
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�POLICE
ATLANTA
DEPARTZ.ZNT
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Monday
·S eptember 5, 1966
.AUallta,• Georgia
September 5, 1966
·Effect-we- -~ me<Uateiy, thoae tisted beto.w. are detaiCed to the Atlanta Fire
.Depav·t ment. to be as'aigned by Clue! c. Ht Hildebrand:
VI• F, :OaUeyGo W, Coffee·
Sgt, R,P, Du~.ree
Sgt, M. E, l\4oon
Jo R, Johnstq,
W• '.L, Vatlg_h3
VT o M. Cochran.
TLose Cif:.lted below af ·a aaj;aHed t~ Attanta Fite !louses, !lay Shift, 8 At M. to 8 Pl\..
r5 ""to B. J, St~c.h~:r
R_, ~'o Guy
JZ(, T, Wil~ams
H:., E. McGeh~t
J.; .A o Mc.A dams
'£( ,: J o Davia
C (l .E'o Hammon~
}," ii,.. Beav!)re
Do VI O Mi£Cer
.!-, c; 1... . Harris
A.D,S1-nith
Sgt, J, R, Shatt-les
Cr; B, Blore
L., V, Oxford
Ao Tucker
G., L. Mc.Ota.vii
T" M,!<£ng,
V17 j H, ShephercJ,
J. C, Fodtewr
c. 01.,An.slev1um
Ct JC. Tbra.ehe,
J, N• .Andtl'son
Ho M. Vlrfght
C.1Re Davis;
Ou SY D Kreck•
I', C.. MltobeU
A,, B e Chamber a
D. Lt, Stelisupohl
L..R.Mohn,
D, K11 P"CtY
(',, ~. 'I ylei
C,R-Prfce
H.H,B~
Cit B. D·ona.14
Vi, E, NCJffP.m 4J
H,I.,.:e~ttM-
M. Mt Mayfielct
J, M, C.hancUer
M. n. Boz•man
R, Mc.l{ibbell
F, D,Echot1
~,P,Smltb
V,S,G:rabam
J, J. C()eke
w·, T, Partin
B. L. Calhoun
G, D, Harrison
U11 J,Dye
A. H, Kennommre
Go W• Pie1rce
RI) H, 'l'weedeU
BcR,Sand&in
J,A, Prince
R, ~ l<eUy
c, R, 'Vvaltop
R,. :e;., Avery
Ao L, Car,deU
F. c. Mctntyr~
R. L,Smlth
J, W, Doherty
C, B. Wooster
E,G.L@e
R, B, Barfield
E,tt. Lyons
Thoce listed below are as$~gnecl as the Atlanta Fire D~partmont Security Squad:
Capt. E. 0, ,MuUen in charge,
Lte R, P, McGee
S[rt.(, E,.A. Samples .
W., JoMoas
M.,E.,Horton
Do E,Brown
C" E, Fergu1;1on
R.H. Sumptei-
W. H, Everett
B, O, Tollison
W11 H,Byrd
A, D, Laughlin
a. F, MacManus
R, E, McEt:reath
N• .IJ, Davis
R, H, Simmons
B,F,Peppers
L, !'), Howard
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A(( those Usted above wiU work 12 houra a d a
. , ~da s a week, untit further
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HERBERT T, JENKINS, Chief o! Police
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ITEM
September 5, 1966
SPEGI1-'1L ORDER NO. 412
Effective immediately, those listed below are detailed to the Atlanta Fire
Department, to be assigned by Chief c. H, Hildebrand:
Sgt, R, P, Dupr0e
Sgt, Mo E, Moon
J,, R, Johnston
Wo M, Cochran
W • F, Dailey
Ge W, CC1ff~e
W. L. Vaughn
T:::.ose Cisted below are dGtaited to 1,teanta Fire Houses~ Day Shift, 8 A, M. to 8 Plv.
Sgto B, J, Stecher
R~ F 0 Guy
He1 T, WiHiame
E :, E, McGeheCII
J,; Ao Mell dams
t-'. , T~ Davis
Cc s~ Hammons
!,,1.!,., Beavt,rs
r 10 wo Mi£Cer
llc, J-;, Harris
Ar1D.,Smith
G. L, McGraw
C., o •.AndB1·son
C, E. Thraaher
H, H, Boone
G,B.Danald
J. N, .l\ndqrson
E~ C, Mitoho[t
D. L, Stettenpoht
LoR, Mohn
w.E,Nettome
H, L. BqCt1'n
T i, M, I<ing
Wv Ho Shepherd
,Jo C, Foster
H o M, Wright
C.1Ro Davis
(\i ,Yr; Krecko
Be Chambars
D. KGP~tty
f.'1• K, T y[(lr
C,R.Pric~
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Thos~ list@d below arq do,taiCed to Atlanta Fire Hous~s, Night Shift, 8 PM to 8 AM
Sgt, J. R. Shattles
Co B. B(ore
L., V.Oxford
A" Tucit0r
We T. Partin
U, J, Dye
Ge, W, Pierce
R11 H, Tweedel{
Bo R, Sandlin
R 0 E, Avery
.Ao L, CardeU
M. M11 Mayfietd
J • M. Chandh~r
~D,Bozcman
B. L .. Calhoun
G, D.Harrison
A" H, K,mn4?more
J, A, Prince
R, M. Kelty
Cc Rei Walton
R, McKibben
F,D.~chols
J, P,Smith
V,S.Graham
J, J. CoAke
F, G, Mclntyrt,
R, L,Smith
J. W, Doherty
c. B, Wooster
E. c. Lcae
R,. B11 Barfi~Id
E. H.Lyons
Those listed ba[ow are assigned as the Atlanta Fire Departm~nt Security Squad:
Capt. E. Oto .1\Iullen in charge,
Lt~ R, P, McGee
Seto E, .A ,, Sa mples .
W,, J., Moss
M~E_, Hortc,n
DoE'aBrow11
Co E. Ferg uson
R, HI) Sumpter
Be Oo Tollison
W, H, Byrd
A,D,LaughCin
G, F. Mac Manus
R. E. McEtreath
Yf, H, Everett
N, .Jl 1 Davis
R, Ho Simmons
Bo F, Peppers
L.D.Howard
AH thoze listed above will work (2 hours a day, 7
_d7s a week, untie furth e r
nottce.
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RESOLUTION
BY ALDERMAN FARRIS and ALDERMAN KNIGHT
·wHEREAS, some members of the Atlanta Fire Department have · recently
engaged in a strike against the City of Atlanta. and
V-THEREAS, negotiations with the striking firemen have bee.n carried on
by the 1Vlayor, members of the Board of Firemasters and other city officials, and
V! HEREAS, as a result of the negotiations, the striking firemen have
returned to work and the city has dismissed its pending legal proceedings against the
striking firemen, and
1.i.THEREAS,
it is recognized that the desires of all the members of the
Fire Department relative to wages and hours should be inquired into and decisions
relative to improvement be reached, and
WHEREAS, the Mayor is requesting approval of the Board of Aldermen
that a mediator or fact finding group be appointed on a basis mutually satisfactory to
the city and the firemen:
NOV!, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE
!VIA YOR AND :BOARD OF ALDERMEN that:
1. In accordance with the agreement reached, the Mayor be authorized
to enter into a.n agreement with the firemen in the selection, choice and designation
of a mediator, either in the person of one individual or in the form of a fact finding
committee consisting of several individuals; the duties of which mediator or fact
finding group shall be to make inquiry and investigation into the wag·e s and hours of
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emplov:ment ~f all members of e Atlanta. Fire Department and to make recommendations as to changes looking tow~rd improvement of wages and hours of all firemen in
keeping with the financial ability of the city;
z. That the report of the mediator or fact finding group be furnished
to all firemen and to the city and that it also be made public;
3.
That the cost of employment of such mediator or fact finding committee
be borne by the City of Atlanta ..
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admin istra tive Assist ant
MRS. ANN M. MOS ES, Execut ive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Govern mental Liaison
NEWS RELEASE
C ITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 3030 3
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
STATEMENT BY MAYOR !VAN .AL LlE N; ALDE RM.AN 'W ILLIAM T, KNIGHT,
CW..IRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMM> TE RS ; AND CHI EF C, H . HILDEBRAND,
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT' - - T HUR SDAY , J U NE 9, 19 66, 11:30 A. M ,
More than 500 Atlanta., fi reme n c ontimue to re f u se t o report for d uty
as directed by order of the Fulto n Su.~e r i<r:> r Ca.u rt and b y the authorities of the
City of Atlanta and the A tlanta F i r e 1De pa:rtmen t,
The City A ttorney's office has
asked the Court this morning t o cite th e A tlantta Firefigh t e rs Union, Inde p e ndent,
and its principal officers, J. I. M a rt in amd Leonard Styron, for civil conte mpt
and failure to return to duty as cor del!."ed .
The City of Atlanta h aw, made e,v e r y a tte mpt t o r es olve the pre s e nt
dilemma with the members of tlre Ficre De par h ne nt rhr o ugh thes e m e n who
are the representatives of the sttriki.mg fi1remen .
We hav e d o n e a s m uch a s
is possible under the laws gove r ninW, th e C ity o f Atlanta .
The Union leaders ancn s raki ng; fir el!il'len h ave s how n an utte r contempt
for the laws of the State of Ge or gia am d th e a ut h orit y of the C ity of Atla nta.
They have also shown a reckle s s d is, e ga :rd fo r the prop e rty and live s of the
citizens of this city.
We can no longe r tol e ira te a ctio n wrud.ch pl a c es in jeopa rdy t h e
thousands of lives and millions o f do lar s of p r operty wh ich the s e me n are
under sworn oath to prote ct.
Th e r eJfo r e, w e a re di r e c t i ng a ll employee s o f
the Atlanta Fire D e p a rtm ent who wis h to rema in a s empl oy ee s o f the City to
report to duty on their normal
h i f•Sl no l a te r t han 8: 00 a . m . Saturday.
F a ilure
to report will be conside r e d a V'1olat:i.on a;f the City ' s Civ il S e r vice L a w a nd
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will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or
dereliction of duty.
Employees failing to report will be suspended by the
Chief pending the h ~arings and action will be taken to fill those positions which
remain vacant.
We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to
the people of Atlanta and to their own families.
Loss of incom.e and the placing
in jeopardy of many years of retirer.nent rights and other accumulated benefits
is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their
posts.
The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good
faith.
These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the
legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no
response to thitL. request from the Union leadership.
Apparently, there are
no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its
members.
Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the
striking members because their request has been ignored.
These two men
also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to
their duty stations.
We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom
have worked long years of dedicated servicei: will consider their
responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State, and to
their families and return to work as directed.
�CITY OF .ATLANTA
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IVAN AL LEN',' JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDER S, Admini strative Assis tant
MR S. ANN M. MOSES , Exec ut ive Sec reta ry
DAN E. SWEAT , JR., Direct or of Gove rn menta l Li ai son
NEWS RELEASE
CIT Y HALL
ATLANTA, G A. 30303
Tel . 522-4463 Ar ea Code 404
STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERNI.P,_ N WILLIAM T. K NIGHT,
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND,
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:30 A. M.
More than 500 Atlanta fire1nen continue to refuse to report for duty
as directed by order of the Fulton Superior Court and by the authorities of the
City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department.
The City Attorney's office has
asked the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Independent,
and its principal officers, J, I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt
and failure to return to duty as ordered.
The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present
dilemma with the members of the Fire Department rhrough these m e n who
are the representatives of the striking firemen.
V{e have done as much as
is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta.
The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt
for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta.
They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the
citizens of this city.
We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the
thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are
under sworn oath to protect.
Therefore, we are directing all employees of
the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to
report to duty on their normal shifts no later than 8:00 a. m. Saturday,
Failure
to report will be considered a violation of the City's Civil S e rvice Law and

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will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or
dereliction of duty.
Employees failing to report will be suspended by the
Chief pending the h -:oarings and action will be taken to fill those positions which
remain vacant.
We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to
the people of Atlanta and to their own families.
Loss of incom.e and the placing
in jeopardy of many years of retirernent rights and other accumulated benefits
is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their
posts.
The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good
faith.
These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the
legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no
response to thi'B.:. request from the Union leadership.
Apparently, there are
no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its
members.
Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the
striking members because their request has been ignored.
Thes"e two men
also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to
their duty stations.
We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom
have worked long years of dedicated servicej, will consider their
responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to
their families and return to work as directed.
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COr: m 1anta Jo urnal
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and CONSTITUTION
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1966
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NEW UN ION Ml LIT
Grurnbl1ng Firem
By RALEIGH BRYANS
A number - evidently a large
number - of disgruntled Atlanta firemen have defected from
·their old union to join a new
independent" union that is exhibiting militancy and is seeking greater wage gains for
them.
The new union is now pressuring city officials to recognize it
as negotiating agent for firemen
with · an apparent threat that
fin~men will take extraordinary
action on their own if officials .
do not.
The union is Atlanta Firefighters Union, Inc.. independent. Its
attorney and business representntive, Robert L. Mitchell, voiced
this apparrnt threat in a May
16 letter addressed to Alderman W. T. Knight. chairman of
the .city's Boarl of Fircmastcrs.
MR. l\11TCIIELL slated that
"if negotiations are not com-.
mrnccd immrdialely. then the
members of this union will have
no choice hut t.o promulgate
th >ir own working rulrs, which
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will he placed into effect imATLANTA CITY HALL GETS PICKETS AS FIREMEN SEEK INCREASE IN PAY
mediately."
Placards Ask for Immediate Action Concerning Pay and Working Hours
In the same lefter. Mr. Mitch·
ell gave Mr. Knight what was charter to ,offl~lals of AFL-CIO. The city's present position has va Les Jn the fire degartmenl .
at their monthly pay
the first information any respon- The _new urnon was f~rmed, been laid down by Mayor Al- •was
sible citv official had received accordmg to Capt. Marlm, on !en's administrative assistant, rose from $403 in 1960 to $49"7 in
regarding the nature of the wage April 19. This, judging by Mr. Earl Landers. This position, quite 196 , or 23.3 ner cent. lnme
and ho 11 r demands the new union Mclver's newsletter, must h~ve candidly, is that city leaders do sa . esfx years, _firemen.'. 25is making.
followe? a Local 134 meetmg not s h are firemen's evident year service pensio-11S... increas..e.d
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at which members expressed str'ong belief that they have been from $150 a month to $227.50 or
Upon behalf of the Allanta their disenchantment and indi- badly treated at the city budget 61.6 per cent. Their 35--year serfiremen." wrote Mr. Mitchell, cated their plans to defect from table. This, interestingly, is a vice pensions r_Qs~ rom 200 a
"we are willing to agree al this the local.
position taken by Local 134 Pres- mont to $295.80 a month, or
ti~e to a 56.:.bo_u ~ck coup~ There have been persistent, ident Mclver in his April news- 47.9 er cent. Their inc-of-duty
with a $100 per month wage m- but strictly unconfirmed, ru- letter.
ffisill)..iill R5!nSiOllS rose from
crease for cas. iremen on a -mors that Capt. Martin's new
$150 a month to $323.05 a month,
one-year basis.
union is oriented to the Team- MR. LANDERS (as did Mr. or U
e_r cen . And widow's
The d e m a rrd- for a 56-hour sters Union. Hearsay has it that Mclver) details improved wage benefits -on disability pensions
work week is not ne,v. It was the Teamsters Union did send and other benefits which have rose 1rofu $112.50 a month to
the major demand made at the in organizers to Jure firemen accrued to firemen in the six- $242.28- a month, or. 115 per
start of ' 1965 by firemen when into a Teamsters' affiliate but year period between in 1960 cent again.
they were represented by their did not succeed in that. But fire- and this year.
old union'. L?cal l M, lnte~·nation- men may have had help from In these__six__y..e.ars.,_ fir.emen.. MR. . LANDERS . ppints out
al AsSQ_CJalion of Firefighters, Teamsters organizers i.n fnrm- ,liave received six inc
enl that wage and per,.;ion increases
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ing their "independertl" union. pa increases. These increment accorded firemen have boosted
increases id not come in one the annual fire department apBut brand-new is the new That, again, is rumor.
union's demand for a $100 per The disgruntlement of city a year. however. _In 1960, theY-,, propriations from $3,765,955 in
olicemen, 1960 to $5,247,678 in 1966, or an
month wage increase. And new, firemen came to a head this to ether •it cit
rant
~o-· eme t aggregate of $1,581.734. This, he
and extraordinarv. is the union year as they had for a number w~
representative's 'giveaway that of years firemen at budget-mak- increase, while other city em- says, is the equivalent of more
his organization is contemplat- ing time had pressured the al- ployes got one. In 1962 tbeuot than one mill of taxation, based
, 10-· c
n increase on the 1965 tax digest. He indiir.g a one-ye::i r union.cit~· con- dermanic finance committee to a s
th er city cates the city feels it is meant ct. ·Citv ;mnnls rlo nrit re- shorten the fire department alung_Jli.UL..a
fl r t an~· 'precedent o such a work week. The finance com- rmployes. In 1965 and again- 1n ingful to local taxpayers that
hen_ef.it
from ones the six-year $1,581,734 increase
e ntracl.
mittee decline t is, saying he 19.ilii,
increment general increases.
in outlays for firemen's salarcity budget was too tight.
'l'he impact of lhe six
ies and pensions was realizeCI
THE PRESJDENT of the new
union, Capt. J. T. Martin. corn- THROUGH LOCAL 134, fire- increment increases for pri- without a tax ir.crcase.
plained Tuesday, while leading men subsequently mounted an
a group of firemen who picket- aggressive campaign to pered City Hall , that !Vlayor Allen suade aldermen to change their
and other city offi cia ls had giv- minds. They appeared at City
en the union thr. "old run- Hall in great numbers when the
around" when it had sought rec- fi nan ce commi ttee accorded
og-nilion.
them a special hear in~ But they-.
Ci lv offi cials contend this Is were told, finally. on March 21,
no the case. Holl"c>vrr, they do that the committee's position
n, kc it cle:ir th:11 ci rcum- still was the same - there just


(. n r,s arr m:iki";; it difficult I wasn't money enough available.


fr;,· q,,, m tn dct·1rll· \ li1C' 11i r lo I They did get a solemn pledge
l
"flJi'1' tl_
1" rini 1111ion. Thr. I from . the full Roa rd of /\Ider,.,:,, f,r r nwn s un1ri 1 1, v~·,ng lo I men and Mayor Allen th-at their I
·, i' it·· r· 1 ;i t 1n 1 ;: ; i·rwk•· ;ma n , request for c1 shnrtr r \:·nrk :vrek:
�THE PR ESIDENT of the new ,-________________,
union, Capt. J. T. Marlin, com- THROUGH LOC
134, fireplained Tu.esday, while leading men subsequently· mounted an
a group of firemen who picket- aggi:essive campaign to pered City Hall. that Mayor Allen suade aldermen to change their
and other city officials had giv- minds. They appeared at City
en the union the "old run- Hall in great numbers when the
around " when it had sought rec- f i n an c e committee accorded
ognition.
them a special hearing. But they .
City officials contend this ls were told, finally , on March 21,
not · the case. However, they do that the committee's position
make it clear that circum- still was the same - there just
stances are making it difficult wasn't money enough available.
for them to decide whether ·to The;> did get a solemn pledge
recognize the new union . The from the full Board of Alderold firemen 's union is vying to men and Mayor Allen thaUheir ·
keep its position as spokesman request for a shorter work week
for firemen .
will receive first priority, above
"This resolves itself into a all other budget requests, when
contest between two groups who the city budget for 1967 is beclaim they are representing the ing fixed this fall and winter.
members of the fire departWHAT FIREM~ demanded,
ment," says Mayor Allen.
If the claims of its president ~..anuar:y_ anLaga m
are to be accepted, the new March
a- r-edw;tiorl-oLih.elr
union has laid hold of a siz- ~ c . o m . .fi0-1lour:s .J.o 56
able majority of the men in the h_qgrs_and- ti-me-and-a-half- overfire department. Capt. Martin t!.m.e.-p.ay..Jor- any_w..ork they persaid Tuesday that 550 of 718 l9rmed beY- nd t.'ne 40 hoursthat
"eligible men" in the depart- most other city employes wor •.
ment are members of his un- This would have cost the city
ion. (Officially, th!!re are 726 $1.1 million, according to City
firefighters.)
Comptroller Charles_L. Davis.
On the other hand, the presi- The_ finance_ c_omm!tte,e's, an?
dent of the old AFL-CIO fire- the city admm1stration s, pos1men's union has said in a news- tion at the time was that the
letter published recently that 1966 budget was the tightest in
"there will always be a Local years. This was in large part
13-1, International Association of the case, finance officials insistFirefighters," an.d that the old ed, because the budget included
union is still very much in busie-ste ' a raise for all city
ness.
personnel - firemen included. ,
The iremen
em n s, said
RADIOMAN JIMMY McIVER city officials, could only be met
disp uted reports - reports ap- by raising the city's ad valorem
parently circulated by members tax rate. This latter fue city
of the new competing union - administration was unwilling to
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In newspaper advertisements jor Southeastern cities · (New
they have run, and in leaflets Orleans, Atlanta, Birmingham,
they have distributed about Louisvllle, Memphis, Miami,
,'~
town , th e firemen members of
the new union have expressed Nashville, Norfolk, Little Rock,
• ' t, ,·
shar bittern ess not only with Mobile, Montgomery qnd Richtheir: fi0-hour work week but mond). The average for these
with existing pay scales, no cities . is $4,316. Among these
matter how improved since 1960- cities, four pay a slightly higher
"lf you were working 50 hours
one week and 70 hours the next minimum than Atlanta, as folfor $1.:i;i per hour, you would lows: Bir min g ha m, $4,do one of two things: Demand 716 (the highest) ; Miami, $4,better work ing conditions or re- 680; Nashville, $4,680, and Norsign, " reads one leaflet.
folk, $4,680. Seven of the 17
The $1.55 per hour figure is cities have a 56-hour work week
cilccl as a minimum, and else- for firemen; four, including Atwherc, Sl.!Jl per hour is cited lanta, hav_e a 60-h?ur wo:·k week;
..
as th e maximum. The leaflet . the remainder have either 72.
incl udes a statement by the fire- or 78-hour work weeks. In 13
men's union th at 125 firemen of the 17 cities , firemen work a
. '
did quit the fire department last 2fi-hours-on , 24-hours-off basis.
year " becaus~ the~ c?ul?n't Atlanta compares less well ;ith
make enough .moonlightmg to what major cities in its popus~pplement th eir poor s~l ary a_s lation class are doing. The cities,
firemen to support their fami- besides Atlanta are Buffalo
lies."
Pittsburgh , Sea ttl e, Columbus'.
Denver, Indianapolis, . Kansas
IN THEIR RECENT actions City, Memphis, Minneapolis and
- their breakaway from their Phoenix. The Atl anta minimum
old union, their picketing, their wage is the lowest. Seattle's is
rff~rts !o enlist ~ews _media in th~ highest, $6,420. The average
11 Pugh
their fight, theu· vigoro~sly- for the 11 cities, Atlanta in\ PAY
w;,iged telephone can:paigns eluded, is $5,410. A SO-or-better
against ~ity Hall ..... the firemen. work week prevails only in


ipartment ~ave !1ttle _dou~t about the Minneapolis (60 ), Memphis (72 ),


·thly pay depth of th~1r ?1~gruntlement, Indianapolis (63), Denver (68).
lo $497 in or about their w1llmgness. to go Buffalo, with a 40-hnur week,
·:. In the ~o ext_reme means _to obtam sat- is lowest, Seattle next, with a


nrn's 25- 1sfact1on of their demands. 48-hour week. Pittsburgh has a

ncrcased Tlieir anger may well bode 52-hour week, the rest, a 56!~27.-50, or troublesome d<1 ys ahead for of- hour week.


·:,~ar ser-. fici als at City Hall and for the
3 - Some general clarifica· ,,n $200 a general public in Atlanta.
tion is needed of conditions that
--onth. or Nonetheless, Mr. Landers
1e-of-duty and here he speaks with full prevail in the Atl anta fire de·1se from authority from Mayor Allen - partment. When one says fire· a month, sets out to put the firemen's men work a 60-hour week it
does not mean they work se~en


widow's complaints in perspective.


pensions 1 _ Low w a g es prevail days a week. Actually, firemen
five days a week, then
month to throughout th e city government, work
take two off.


. ll5 per so . that firemen, in this regard,


· : . are not' in a unjque position. As Those on the day shift work
alreadv indicated, firemen ac- 10 hours a shift ; those on th e
·,iinls out tua lly ·fared better - six incre- ni ght shift, 14 hours. Firemen


increases ment in creases to five - than who have the day shift one


~ boosted !the bulk of city employes did week will work the longer night
··,nrnt ap- in th e 1!JG0-66 pe riod. The city is shift the foll owing week. The



1_955 in ac0 tely aw are that it must im- five-d;,iys-on, two - · d;,iys - off




r,, or an prove city salaries generally or regime means, moreover, th at


This, he it viii not be in a position to firemen get 104 days off during


·· of more coHipete with private enter- the course of a year. And on top
·_,n. b~se~ ri~ e for able e~ployes. To th!s of th at, they get 20 days of va· He md1- endl it has relamed the Publlc cation time and time off for sev:; mea n- Ad inistration Service, a Chi- en holi days . In terms of the fa ct
_;:rs that cago management consultants that th ey are off duty 131 of the
':~trcase fir , lo do a study or its salary 365 days in a year, they may
· ~ s sala r- sch dulcs. Th is will be com- be inaccurate in the way they


rra/ized plelad by this f;,i ll ;,ind will be have fi gured their hourly wages.


us
as the basis for probable For example, th e $1.91 maxir-a l w;,ige adjus~menl.s at mum ·nour/y w;,ige cited in their
rn of the next year.
leaflet mi ght more accurately
- - - -........- ~ - ;,......;._-----.i be ·said to be $2.17. Firemen , in
- T~e wages and ho~rs pre- addition, a,re furni shed free unim the Atlanta Fire De- frrms and at their fire stations
'
'
ment compare well with
0 e in other cities, wlielner in 'Georgia, in the Southeast, or the
nation as a whole. The minimum annual salary of an Atlanta fireman is the highest of any
.in six Georgia cities - Atlant'l.
Columbus, Sav;,innah, Albany,
J\:ugusta and Macon. It is $4,641.
The average for the six Georgia cities, with Atlanta 's figured in, is $4,163. The 60-hour
work week prevailing in Atlanta
stands alone among the six cities. In all the others, a 72-hour
work week prevails.
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THE ATLANTA minimum also
exceeds the average for 17 ma-
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if
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have quarters where they may
sleep when there are no fire
calls, and kitchens where onduty-hour meals are cooked.
4 - It is untrue, as the new
union has claimed, th at 125 firemen resigned from the department last year to accept better
jobs elsewhere. Actually, 58 firemen qu it the department, and
even so, eight of these were re- 1
employed subsequently.
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FOR USE UPON RECEIPT
STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND
Atlanta Fire D e partment
Monday, September 5, 1966
The loyal members of the Atlanta Fire Department are providing
fire protection fo'r the citizens of Atlanta on a round the clock basis.
They
are working greatly extended hours over their normal work week of 60 hours.
Of the 225 m~n on dut y, the added hours has resulted in 40% more manpower.
These men are well-trained and highly skilled, and are dedicated to protecting
the people of Atlanta.
As a result of this increase in manpower, beginning Tuesday four
additional fire stations will be put into service on a 24 hour basis.
These four
stations will be activated day by day.
Most of the surrounding governments have reaffirmed our long
standing Mutual Assistance Pact of providing firemen and equipment should
an emergency arise.
I am most g rateful for this added help.
In additi on, the Atlanta Polic e D e partment has provided m e n at
each firehouse to take over many non-firefighting responsibilities; thereby
relieving our skilled men of thos e routine duties.
In case of an emergency,
other city employe es are on a stand-by basis to render clean-up assistance.
I know all people of Atlanta will join me in expressing appreciation for this
cooperation.
Beginn i n g Tues da y morn ing , the Pe r s o n n e l D epartment i s
accele rating its efforts to recruit people for the vacant positions in the Fire
Departm..ent.
Informa tion conc e rning thes e jobs can be obtained by calling
the Pe r s onne l Dir e ctor a t 522 - 446 3.
The City of Atlanta is well protecte d under this emergency
condit ion, a nd I wish to assure e v e ry citizen tha t thi s protection will c ont i n u e
and i mprove daily.
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�STATUS REPORT
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 7, 1966
10:00 A. M.
Three additional Fire Stations will be placed in operation today.
This will bring the total to 19 out of 32. Three previously unmanned
stations were returned to the line on Tuesday upping the total as of
Wednesday mo"rning to 16.
The total number of personnel has increased to 240 as of 10:00 a. m.
fr~r:::;,.ng
Fifty-seven applications were processed
emp loyment as Firefighters and 21 have ~ - d all the requirements
as 0£--8 . 00 p t*'Sl., T uesday . The Personnel Office began processing
additional applicants at 8:00 a. m. Wednesday and will remain
open each night this week until ·S-:-0-0 p. m.
1 : ·;i J
There have been 456 Firemen suspended. Approximately 100
of these are probationary Firefighters and the disposition of their
suspensions will be handled by the Chief of the Fire Department
under the City's Merit System Rules and Regulations. The
remaining 356 suspended employees have been cited to go
before the B o ard of Firemasters and hearings will begin the
week of September 19.
�STATUS REPORT
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 7, 1966
10:00 A. M.
THREE ADDITIONAL FIRE STA TIO NS WILL BE PLACED
IN OPERATION TODAY.
OF 32.
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL TO 19 OU T
THREE PREVIOUSLY UNMANNED STATIONS W ERE
RETURNED TO THE LINE ON TUESDAY UPPING THE TOTAL
AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING TO 16.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONNEL HAS INCREASED
TO 240 AS OF 10:00 A . M.
FIF T Y -SE VEN APPLICATIONS WER E PR OCE SSED
FROM PERSONS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AS FIREFIGH TERS
AND 2 1 HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE R E QUI R E MENTS AS OF
7 :3 0 P. M ., T U ESDAY.
THE P ERS ONNEL OFFICE BEGAN
PROCESSING ADDITIONAL APPLICANTS A T 8 : 0'0 A .M.,
W E DNE SDAY A ND WILL R EMAIN OPE N EAC H NIGHT THIS WEEK
UNTIL 7:3 0 P. M.
THERE HAVE BEEN 456 FIREMEN SUSPENDED .
APPROXIMATELY 10·0 OF THESE ARE PR O BATIO NARY FIREFIGHTERS AND THE DLSPOSITION O F THEIR S USPENSIONS WILL
�PAGE TWO
BE HANDLED BY THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER
THE CITY'S MERIT SYSTEM RULES AND REGULATIONS.
THE
REMAINING 356 SUSPENDED EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN CITED TO
GO BEFORE THE BOARD OF FIREMASTERS AND HEARINGS WILL
BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19.
�STATUS REPORT
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 7, 1966
10:00 A . M .
Three additional Fire Stations will be placed in operation today .
This will bring the t otal to 19 out of 32, Three previously unmanned
stations were returned to the line on Tuesday upping the total as of
Wednesday morning to 16.
The total nwnb er of personnel has i ncreased to 240 as of 10:00 anm..
Fifty .. eeven applications were processed fro1n persons seeking
employment as Firefighters and 21 have passed all the requirements
as of 8 :00 p . m ., T uesday. The Personnel Office began processing
additional applicants at 8 : 00 a . m . Wednesday and will remain
open each night this week until 8:00 p . m.
There have been 456 Firemen suspended. Approximately 100
of .these are probationary Firefighters and the disposition of their
suspensions will be handled by the Chief of the F i re Department
under the City's M e rit System Rules and Regulations . The
remaining 356 suspend d employees have been cited to go
before the B o ard of Firema.sters and he rings will begin the
week of Septembei- 19.
�ATLANTA FIRE DEPART
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edn
ENT STATIO
d .y.. J une 8, 1966
4 :00 p . m .
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STATUS REPORT
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6
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20
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23
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24
8
25
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26
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Jun e 29, 19 66


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.'.'~'L ::-.JT - • GA . 30303
Tel. s22+;63 Arca Co ·c ,;o~
iVAN AL LEN, J ., MAYOR
R. E~RL LA1, o . .-;s
. , Admin::;.1:1!ive: As sistant
rt.RS. Ar~'.': M. iliOSES, .<ccutive Secrct~ry
DAN E. S' /EAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Liai son
lvir . J oseph J a co b s, A t tar e y
Vi;;warn Bui lding
lb0 C enu: al _Ave n ue, S . W .
. A.-~' ant , Ge or g ia
Dea r M:.. Jacobs:


!: i-.ave , OUT lette T o f - une 15. Though I have no·c been with the


C:::y d r i ng the whole of the twenty yea period you r efer to i_
yo r lette _ , rn.y info r _ ation is that the Ameri c an Federation
Sta·~e County and Muni c ipal Employees has had a pleasant




elationship wit- the C ity 1. o r a long time and a n umber o f the






City e·:n.ployees are membe r s.
oi
r,he resolving of differen c es between the City and its employees
l-:2.s not been di,.fi c ult in the pas ·c. The Mayor an Board of
Alde - r.:1e~1 have always been sympathetic to the salary needs
o.i: C i.; e:..-nployees, as well as to hours, working conditions and
o-ci1er e::'.:J.:? oyee benefits .
I
su:.e you agree that we have m ade much progress in all
a::ceas. The ever present problem of raising suffi cient inco :n.e
from public sources to enable the C ity to pay our employees
what we would really li e and what they deserve w i ll always be
with us.
z.in
With the s:ontinucd cooperation of the City employees and
AFSC & lv1E, AF L- CIO, I am sure we can always 1nal e progress.
We s 1all be pleased to contin u e to work as we have i the past
wifo AFSC & ME, AFL - CIO.
The C:.vil Service Act is in effect a strong co, tract between the
employL!eS and the C~ty government, the ternJ.s of which are
�M . J cobs
_ age Two
J une 29, 1966
s ·'.)ellec.. out i ::1 law . W a ge s, hou s, e1npl oyee bene it s , includ i- g
v&c a tic~~. sic- l e ave , life i nsu _ a n c e , hospitaliz ation insu_ a n c e
2.:. · r e ·. ;i::ement, are set f o rth in t h e C ity C h a rter or City
o:rdinan c e s adopted by the Mayoi- a nd Board o _ Aldermen undei·~:. e p ::c o c edur e s esta bli s hed b y l aw.


.:.-;: i s n 1y unde r standi ng that the ~? c r s onnel B oar d and t: e P e r son nel

C::.::e c to:: a l w ays have been _vail- b le to meet with the union 1 s

..·e p _ e s e :1.tative s a


t o receive informa tion c onc e rning e mplo y ee
oeriefr.:s . They assure me that the ir re l a tions with r ep r esentativ es
o:.: _ F S C &: ME , AF L - C I O, always h a v e b ee n most cor dial and
':ha·' t hey w ill c ontinue to be a v ailable to discuss wit h these
r ep res e11tatives any probl ern_.s t h at a ri se in con n e c t i on w i th
C i-i::y e · .p' oye es and any employe e benefits p roposed.
·- ar.n su:..e that the City P ers o n nel Di re c t o r, C a rl Suth e:r~and,
will be gla d t o wo_ k v.ri th you in the es t a blishment o f an orderly
i:n-c c e du :..· e t o be a llow ed.
-=':-.e C i·~y p refe r s f o r t he union s t o p e a · for the ir membe r s 1n
r.'lak i n g ~-;:nown to C ity o f fic i al s tLe ir des i re s, s u g ges ti ons and
z..spir at:.ons .1.or the City and t h e ir w o rk w i t h i t . This info r m a ti o n



..,, inv aluable i n enabLng u s to i ntelligently seek to i m p: a ve the




cor:dit:.on of our empl oye e s and 'co g o t o the public w i th the
p:r: oper a r gument s in fa vor o f inc r ea se d taxation which c o ntinues
as you kno w to be the sou rce of municipal income .
The City P e r s onnel D epa rtment is t h e City ' s a ge ncy fo1· such
matt e r s . O f cours e , the P e rsonnel Boa rd's r e corri...mend a ions
w ill c orn.e to ,_n.e Mayor a n d Boar d o f Alderm en i n mat ters
invol ving pay and hours o f wo r k .
�r. -acobs
Page Three
June 29, 1966
.1
·· a::_Yp:r e ci ate v,_ei-y much your letter and h ope that this reply makes
suffici en.,-l y clear to you the poli cy of he City.
Sinc erely,
Ivan A llen, Jr.
Mayor
cc:
P e rsonnel Board
G e neral Carl Sutherland
M r. Henry Bowden
�DRAFT
De r Mayor Allen :
The s t rike by membel"
of the Atlanta Fire Department i s a
regrettable and saddeni ng act gai nst the public interest of the citi zens
of our city.
The Citizens and S ,· uthern National Bank stands behind the city
nd the Fire Departm nt
our
t this time of traal and would like to offe r
ssistance wheTever it might be useful.
It ha occurred to me that
OUl'
C & S helicopters might provide
r pid transportation for movement of personnel or
out fir
upplies in carrying
protection service • If the e are needed and c n be utlli z d
by the city
nd the Fire Dcp rtm nt, they will be pl c d
upon your request.
Sincerely yours,
t your disposal
�September 11 1966
DRAFT
Dear Captain Martin:
For the last five months we have been in almost c onstant
communications in an effort t o reach a satisfactory and equitabl e
solution to the problems 0£ p y and wo _k hours of the members of
th Atl nta Fire Department.
The Bo rd of Aldermen and it
respon ibl
committees , the
Pe~ onn l Board, the Office of the 1'.1ayor, and an out ide mediator
ve given full ·c onsider tion and courte y to you and your colle gue
1n th
Fire D p rtmi nt in reepon e to your requ.e ts for improv ment
in your working hours
We have
d pay scales .
o given con id ration to the plight of all city
mployees and took po itive
deq
te p y
nd re · eonabl boure for every employ
compr henslvc
Servic
t p earlier in the ye · r to produce
tudy of pay cl
ific tion by th
through
P ,tbllc Admini tration
�Page Two
Further , we have of necessity and public responsibility, given
consideration t o tho citizens of Atlanta, for whom we have a legal and
moral responsi bility to operate the City government w ith in th framework
of th legal and political ch rter and ordinanc a of the City.
During this p rlod of time , the citizens of Atlanta and the
City gover nment have been
oonst
ubjected to a seri ous and illegal walkout,
t public threats and intimidation of strik s and other unw rranted
and und~serv d charg s by you. and the Firemen you repl"esent.
contr
hone t
In
t , the City has observed at all times a dignified,. sympathetic,
nd .fair
ttitude tow rd the F i remen and their demands .
ln the illegal strike in June , the Fulton Sup rior C urt ordered
the Firemen to return to
nd U
ork.
neces ary for th
proceeding against th ·
The ord r of the C ourt wa ignored
City government to
triking Fir men.
k for contempt
At the r qu.est 0£ th Fir men.
th City greed to withdr w the C ourt ction without pr judtc:e and with
nor criminations .
Thi·
greement h a b en k pt.
At the lurth r r queat of th Fbem n. th City agreed to th
joint appointment of an imp rtial out lde m dl tor to
igh
l th fact
d make a rocornm nd tion on the b sie of evid nee. Dr. Edwin H ,rriaon.
�Page Three
the choice of the Firemen, wa.s chosen and subsequently rendered an
im.p rtlal report which you fully rejected.
Following your rejection of the impartial report and recommendation,
the full scope and authority of the City goeernment was put at your disposal .
You have met with the Bo rd of Firemasters. the Pe rsonnel B oard , the
Finance Committee and the Public Adminis tration Service personnel
con ultants .
They were all ma.de available to you withollt prejudice and
with full courtesy .
I
m firmly convinced
d assure you th t w
every venue within the legal bounds of public
and meo.ns to
have explored
uthority to find the w ys
osure the Firemen of the good faith of their elected
governrnent.
In view of all the prec::eeding action it iii my intention to proce d
a.long the following line
l! th
t work in good faith
Firemen remain
until the City can take appropriation action following completion of the
PAS report about Septem
which
r 15 and subsequeat
ill go into elf ct on Janu ry 1, 1967:
l'
sult
in the n w budg t
�Page F o ur
1.
1 will recomm.end to the Finance Comm.ittee that emergency funds
from the salary account bal nee be used to initi te hiring and
tr ining of addition 1 Fire Department per onnel on October 1,
so that trained pe:rsonnel will be available to implement the 56-hour
work week on January 1, 1967.
2.
l will further recommend that the balance of the excess salary
_ccount be u.tiliz d to impl ment a. p ay scale of one and one - half
time for hoUcrs worked in excess of 56 hours per week beginning
October l and extending through the end 0£ the year.
I sincerely hope and trust that the Firemen 'Will not take
ny
overt action in conflict with th tr oath of office or with their m.oral
r
pottSibUity to th ir city and - g inst the legal order of the Court
which has instructed them that they do not hav the right to walk o£f
their jobs or to stri~ •
The Firemen o not have the :right to strike a ainst the public
interest of this city.
In the ev nt of
but to ttempt to s cut'e
y strik p:roceeding, the City ha no choic
restraining ord r and
ord r to return to
�Page Five
work if a s trike exists .
Failure t o obey the no- st:rike order would
re ult i n contempt proceedings . In the event this should happen the
City hall immecli tely decl re all vacated jobs open and attempt t o
!ill them with qualified p r onnel who will accept their responsibilities
and uphold their oaths to provide full fire protection to the citizens
of Atl nta.
I urge you t o porsu de the Firemen to remain on the job,
help rebuil d the morale of the Department and help thos · of us who
are seeking an hone st solution to t
lproblem, find the means with which
to re olv it.
To those men who are not willing t o :follow
reasonable
course, I would point ou_t th t i t is their respon ibility to dvi s
City of th it intention to
l'
the
ign and to submit th ir re ignations
th proper time, giving th City · r
t
sonabl · notice in ord r th t ·
qu ifi d repl cem nt can be a cur d.
I hope you and U the Fir m n of Atlant will cc pt your
r s-ponolbilit! s and fulfill your duti
in ood falth
sol tion.
Sincerely.
fin
�September 7, 1966
MEMO from Chief Hildebrand:
Yesterday there were 16 fire stations in operation, before
the end of today there will be 19 in operation.
Total complement of personnel: 240
There have been 456 people suspended . . . approximately
100 of these are probationary people and will be handled by
the Chief of the Fire Department. The remaining 35 6
people cited to go before the Board of Firemasters will have
trials beginning the week of September 19th and continuing
each day of that week (September 19th - 23rd). There will
probably be more added to this list of 456 people.
/1/IJJP'
�J une 8, 1966
MEMORANDUM
To; Mayor l ·;an Allen, Jr .
From: Dan Sweat
Subject: F ire Department Status Repo1·t
4 :00 p . m ., Wednesday, June 8 1 1966
As of 4 :00 p . m . 163 firefighters were on the job a t all but three
of the City' s £ire stations . The three unmanned st tions are
No . 6 at Boulevard and Auburn Avenue; No. 2 at Lakewood Avenue;
and N o . 30 at Clevel and A v enue a.n d Macon Drive .
Men on duty in the stations include 12 from the Fire P revention
Bul'eau who are qualified firefighters and have served duty on the
line .
We were extremely lucky in having only one fire during the night
Tuesday. There were 31 false alarms. A s of 4 : 00 p . m. there
we1·e only 6 alarms .... none of any s ignificance with the longest
call being of 27 minutes duration.
Attached is a chart showing the minimum manpower requirements
and the number of aasigned firelighters as of :00 p. m .
DS :fy
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Of these approximately 100 h ve been in the Fire Depart-
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19 were
employed within t he past 30 days .
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This
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the City Personnel Department is
pplicants for
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known throughout th
the many
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eellent time for young men seeking a career in fire
fighting to apply to the Personnel Department ~ The starting pay
of $403 a month will advance January 1 , 1967 , to at least $438 .
Uniforms are furn shed .
Automatics lary increases are granted
annually for five years.
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