TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHAOS AMID MULTIMILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT AND CONTINUED EMT CONFLICT!!!
The fight over Kansas City Ambulance Service continues despite repeated assurances that the KCFD has solved all of their lingering problems and will one (fine) day get the response times back in order without changing the rules too much.
To wit . . .
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER INSIGHT ON TROUBLE BREWING WITHIN THE KCFD AMID AN UPCOMING MULTIMILLION DOLLAR OVERTIME LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT WITH EMTS!!!
City Hall wants to get this thing off the books for about $2 Million but continued KCFD behind the scenes INFIGHTING doesn't speak well of any attempt at compromise.
Here's the word regarding recent worker decisions that have sparked rage . . .
"Here's some info on what's been going on behind the scenes. The Chief attempted to retaliate against all the EMS workers by forcing them onto a horrible new work schedule without warning and without giving a crap about what Local 42 thought. He knowingly violated the workers contract and a Federal Mediator had to be brought in. The workforce is in chaos because The Chief has done nothing to prepare for this. Word is they want him gone. He has proven to be incapable of running EMS."
Add these problems to recent station shutdowns, tax campaign season and a tense relationship with Mayor Sly and once again we're reminded how local government and politics are ruining yet another important Kansas City institution.
UPDATE: HERE'S THE RESPONSE FROM LOCAL 42!!!
Developing . . .