St. Louis American’s Political Eye March 29, 2012

Slay plays race card – differently     Mayor Slay A past St. Louis American political cartoon parodying Mayor Slay’s racial blunders and the inane quizzes posted on his campaign website. Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:10 am Slay plays race card – differently St. Louis American Even those who disagree with him most would

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F.I.R.E.’s Response To Editorial: St.Louis American March 15, 2012

Written March 20, 2012. Published in the American March 29, 2012. F.I.R.E.’s Response To The Editorial Dated March 15, 2012 Friday March 16, 2012 the public safety committee voted to “locally control” the Firemen’s Retirement System (FRS) claiming that it would help the City sustain the system and would be best for Firefighters and citizens alike. With

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Editorial From The St. Louis American Paper

Pension fracas shows structural defects Firefighters Pension Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed was recently joined by Alderman Greg Carter, chair of the board’s Public Safety Committee, and members of F.I.R.E. and Firefighters Local 73 at City Hall in announcing an alternative to Mayor Slay’s recent proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension system. Posted: Thursday,

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F.I.R.E.’s Fair And Equitable Movement Still Working

Written March 13, 2012 Historic; that’s what the President of the Board of Aldermen said after helping to facilitate an idea of togetherness that the Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality (F.I.R.E.) proposed six years ago. This “Bridge Committee,” made up of equal numbers of F.I.R.E. and Local 73 has the potential to help bring the

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