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FOP To Picket US Conference Of Mayors

Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3, along with Baltimore City IAFF Local 734 and Baltimore City IAFF Local 964, announced today during a televised press conference our intentions to picket and protest at the U.S. Conference of Mayors scheduled to be held in Baltimore this June 2011.

Our goal is to establish a national conversation on prioritizing public safety here in the United States and to reverse the unfair and damaging effects that cuts to our pension benefits and salaries has on the morale and well being of our members. As an FOP, we remain committed to maintaining the public safety of all our citizens and we will stand by our oath; however, we will not back down from our fight with the Mayor and City of Baltimore who broke their promise to our police officers and firefighters. Police and Fire Unions from around the region and country will be invited to join our picket line and we will request all mayors from across the U.S. to honor our picket line and refuse to cross it and instead engage their public safety workers in meaningful and fair discussions concerning our grievances.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be held from June 17 – 20, 2011 and all FOP members, active and retired, as well as their family and friends, are urged to join us on the picket line. For more information and to sign up and fight back, please call the FOP at (410) 243-9141

Written by Robert F. Cherry, Jr