UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – For the second time this month protestors gathered outside the University City Hall, rallying for the firefighters who were suspended a month ago. They received the chance to speak at a meeting last night.
The protestors demanded that the firefighters who were suspended for appearing in campaign literaturebe re-instated and paid. City Manager Lehman Walker says that their protests are not effective.
“I’m not persuaded by firefighters carrying signs,” says Walker. “The fact of the matter is that the firefighters broke the law. I do not accept the argument that firefighters do not have to comply with the law as well as city rules and regulations.”
Despite outrage from citizens and the firefighters union, Walker insists the city did the right thing by suspending the firefighters for three months without pay.
Union representatives say they’re looking into legal action.
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