Monday, June 08, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTERS BACK NICOLE GALLOWAY FOR MISSOURI GUV TODAY!!!
Powered by millions of sales tax revenue coming in very soon thanks to a recent coronavirus election win, Kansas City Fire Fighters continue flexing their political muscle and offering their support to this candidate.
Galloway for Governor Press Conference at Local 42
Brothers and Sisters,
Local 42 will be hosting Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway at our Union Hall on Monday, June 8th at 1100 hours for a campaign rally and press conference to announce our endorsement and support in her quest to become the next Governor of Missouri. It is time that we put our full efforts behind a candidate that, when elected, will be a strong, vocal advocate for the issues that are most important to the work we do as fire fighters and EMS professionals. Nicole Galloway has a long history of supporting labor and is steadfast in her belief that strong union membership is vital to creating a strong middle class and in turn a stronger Missouri. She believes that Union membership and the right to collectively bargain with your employer over wages, hours and working conditions is essential for all workers, including public sector workers such as ourselves; not only for the economic well-being of Missouri workers and families but also to ensure safer working conditions so that at the end of our shift we are able to go home to our families. Nicole is also a big proponent of expanding workforce development opportunities, like the apprenticeship programs in the unionized building and construction sector, that create pathways for our young folks to get the skills necessary for a career that they can be proud of and that will allow them to provide for their families.
We had some bipartisan support in the Missouri Legislature this session on a number of bills that would have benefitted Fire/EMS professionals. By advocating for these bills, Governor Parson could have been the catalyst to make sure Missouri’s fire fighters and EMS workers were better protected against deadly cancers and the rising incidence of PTS amongst our members, but he failed to deliver on the promises he made to us. He also showed a lack of leadership in securing vital PPE at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving our local departments scrambling to procure the equipment necessary to keep our members safe on the front lines. It is time we start working to get people elected who will advocate for our interests instead of wasting energy and treasury to simply maintain what few protections we still enjoy. I am confident that when elected, Nicole Galloway will be that advocate in Jefferson City for all IAFF members across the state as well as organized labor generally. To that end, I am asking for everybody who is not on duty on June 8th to make it a priority to come out for this event. Let’s all join together to show our support for Labor, for each other and for the next Governor of Missouri, Nicole Galloway.
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