Breen has told the fire guys and ladies their hours and shifts will be changed if the Union does not comply with Berry’s desires. Currently, the Fire Department field personnel work two days on with four days off. Breen threatened the field personnel he would make them pay if the Union did not succumb to what Berry wants, by placing the field personnel on a one day on and two day off schedule. One of our Eyes told us Deputy Chief Dave Downy also went to a fire station and echoed the same threats as Breen.
Yes, politics is politics but now because Berry’s bullish mentality, the public will pay the final price. Fire fighters have hundreds of unused compensation hours, vacation and sick leave that they have not used. Why; because of understaffing. They cannot take off and come in sick to ensure there are personnel on duty. This threat from Berry will lead to people taking more leave which will lead to understaffing at the fire stations; thus, there will not be enough personnel to respond to emergencies. In addition to threatening personnel at the fire stations we are hearing from our Eyes inside the Fire Department Administration that marching orders are coming down from Perry and Berry to start writing up the fire guys and gals for everything and anything.
This is not a coincidence; Perry was out vocally threatening fire fighters and other City employees who were peacefully holding up signs for their mayoral candidate during the mayoral race. Perry made statements to the effect, “I can’t wait till this shit is over tomorrow; you people will pay for this!” And to answer your question, yes documentation does exist about this incident.
Let’s not kid ourselves; Berry and Perry know exactly what they are doing and have things planned and mapped out. Look at the facts, Berry spent $900,000.00 to win election for a job that will only pay $400,000.00 over four years. Berry is reelected and gives the check book to Perry, which resulted in a whopping $30,000.00 per year pay increase for Perry. This places Perry at $180,000.00 a year.
Speaking of worthless leaders, our local APS Superintendent, Winston Brooks (who sent nasty and hateful tweets to the New Mexico Secretary of Education) makes close to $300,000.00 per year for what? Being an 80 year old child sending inappropriate messages to women? A failing school system? An astronomical dropout rate? A failed graduation rate? Not to worry, Brooks received a three day suspension for his foul tweets. But keep in mind, three days’ pay comes out to around $3,000.00. That comes out to 1% of Brooks $300,000.00 a year salary. If you did the same thing; you would be looking for another job.
The message is clear; our leaders such as Berry, Perry, Breen and Brooks believe bulling is acceptable and there are no consequences for their actions and they get paid big bucks to abuse people…