Box 14, Folder 12, Document 27

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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
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