KANSAS CITY FAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT DEFINED BENEFIT REFORM!!!
Check out Kansas City Dead Tree Media touting a compromise that's really more of a continuation of the status quo . . .
Newspaper: KC firefighters ratify pension agreement, allowing pension reform to advance
Fake detail: "After more than 30 months of debate, Kansas City is finally poised to proceed with pension reform. The Kansas City firefighters union this week ratified proposed reforms . . . Supporters say the changes will create sustainable pension funds that should carry the city into the future."
Now . . . Most folks even vaguely familiar with Kansas City finances understand Fire Department pensions are breaking Kansas City given the overall decline in local fires thanks to tech advances . . . (Aside/Refresher: And this explains the MAST Takeover that accounts for NONE of the KCFD collective bargaining strength) Like it or not, real reform would move away from a defined benefit plan (pension) to a defined contribution plan (401K like everybody else) and anything less is simply presser copy from the political establishment.
REAL TALK . . . THE ONLY FEASIBLE WAY TO CHAMPION REAL FIRE DEPARTMENT PENSION REFORM IS THROUGH A PUBLIC VOTE GIVEN THAT KANSAS CITY POLITICOS WILL NEVER STAND UP TO LOCAL 42!!!
Background . . . Mayor Sly and KCFD faked job cut that never happened during their last set of negotiations and now the FD is now MILLIONS over-budget according to KC Insiders . . . Still, pressers delivered by way of Dead Tree Media provide reassurance to a city quickly heading toward bankruptcy thanks to a cash burn rate that simply can't be extinguished.