SB 5 The Ticking Time Bomb

Senate Bill 5 is now in the hands of the voters and the opposition is gaining steam in reaching the voters. All those that are going to be affected by this need to be diligent in spreading the word to everyone who is a registered voter in the state. Along with encouraging them to get out and vote, and throw another word in to have them spread the word to their friends.

Now that I have gotten my PSA on voting out of the way let me delve into the title of this post. Why am I calling Senate Bill 5 a time bomb? It is due to the fact that if passed it will blow up in the faces of our elected officials. When I don’t know, but eventually it will. How you may ask yourself…. well let me elaborate a bit into how I see it happening.

On the fire side of things gone, are the days when you would throw on a knee length coat and rubber knee boots and run into builings with no airpack. Over the years the fire service has come to realize that those practices needed to be revamped. When firefighters were wearing that style of safety gear the injury and death rates were very high, so Firefighters began looking into new ways to be safe. Behold the advent of todays turnout gear and SCBA gear. Granted there is still injury and death, but the numbers have gone down. Another old fashioned practice we have strayed away from is riding on the tailboard of

the fire trucks. As you can see from the picture safety wasn’t exactly there in fact ask any of the old timers in the fire service and they all probably have a story about some close call of one sort or another. Why am I bringing this up? Because our safety is one thing being thrown out the window in Senate Bill 5. We are losing our ability to bargain for it during contract talks. What does that have to do with a time bomb? Eventually nobody is going to want to take on the task of being a firefighter, why because we have taken great strides in protecting our people and now they want us to back peddle and place our safety on the back burner. I know there may be someone out there that is willing to take that risk, but I for one kind of enjoy the feeling of knowing that I have gear, and an airpack that will protect me if the fecal matter hits the rotating air circulating device. So I personally believe that with safety matters falling by the wayside that firefighters are going to find themselves another line of work.

As far as law enforcement is concerned we need to face the fact that the days of Barney Fife are long gone. No longer are our police officers patrolling the streets looking for parking violations, and speeders. Now they have to face drug dealers, street thugs, and crazed maniacs aimed at killing anything with a badge. What do those officers who are out there facing these hazards rely on? Bullet proof vests. But wait a minute,they are not allowed to bargain for those either. So once again, refering back, what person in their right mind is going to say “Yeah sign me up for that!” I just can’t imagine a world without police officers, if you can then please go ahead vote for Senate Bill 5.

When it comes to the educators in our state, gone are the days of small intimate classrooms. Instead teachers are forced to have more and more students placed in their classrooms. One way they can put a limit on  this is by bargaining their classroom size. But once again bargaining has been taken away. So instead more and more teachers will leave the classroom and take on jobs elsewhere, thereby increasing classroom sizes to the point where eduation becomes corporate rather then individualized. And I being the parent of a student who needs more one on one time for his educatin do not want to see that. Why? Because he will be shoved in the cracks left to fend for himself. Yes, Kellie and I can try to do our best at home to help him, but he needs attention from his teachers as well.

So to recap todays blog post:

 minus

 

equals

 

 And,

minus

equals

 

And,

 minus

  equals

And finally

 plus

plus

equals

So there you have it, once again this is just my opinion of what coud happen. I hope we don’t have to find out either. I know the fire portion was considerably longer then the rest, but its what I know so I can delve a little bit deeper in it.If any teachers or police officers would like to write something up I will be more then happy to post it on here thanks and as always Vote No on Senate Bill 5.

Also I have a favor if you like this post please repost it on your facebook page. The same goes for any of my posts. If you look at the bottom of the post there is a facebook button click on it and the wonder of technology will do the rest. Thanks.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s