Petition to Commissioner Kathryn Garcia
Help s.w. Kelvin Walker, rightfully get his job back!
On March 15th, 2016, s.w. Kelvin Walker, an employee for over 16 years, was terminated by the Department of Sanitation of New York. s.w. Kelvin Walker was on commissioners probation and reaching the end of its term, had served admirable. He was placed on commissioners probation for "excessive sick leaves", despite the fact that we have unlimited sick. In the time s.w. Walker was on probation, he had gone from "C" category to "A" category, had not had any disciplinary incidents, accidents or safety infractions. His lone blemish, during this time, was an "AWOL" that was witnessed by many other Sanitation workers and officers, to be untrue. The department responded in a harsh and truly draconian fashion by terminating s.w. Walker. We, find this truly disturbing. Seeing the vast improvement in his attendance, Continued emphasis on hard work and service to the citizens of new york, that he would be cast away so easily and arbitrarily. These signatures are to show you that we support our brother in his time of need and feel he deserves another chance. Thank you
Petition to City Council of Waseca, Roy Srp, Jeremy Conrath, Ann Fitch, Les Tlougan, Allan Rose, Mark Christiansen, Daren Arndt, Danny Lenz
Allow Gary Conrath to Volunteer as a Firefighter
Gary Conrath recently stepped down as Fire Chief of Waseca and as a result of semantics within his resignation is no longer allowed by the city of Waseca to pursue his passion of firefighting. Gary has devoted 42 years to the city of Waseca and its residents as a firefighter. This selfless devotion to the town shows the kind of man that Gary is. 42 years of service does not come without personal sacrifice and its time that the city of Waseca shows their gratitude. The city of Waseca is short on firefighters and its a shame that someone with this much fortitude is not allowed a voluntary position on the force any longer. Please sign this petition to allow Gary to continue his passion as a volunteer firefighter.
Petition to North Colonie School District
Let Mr. Sabine finish teaching and retire
Mr. Sabine is one of the most (if not the most) influential teachers in Shaker High School, relieving this teacher because of emails deemed inappropriate by a school who considers girls with visible shoulders during the summer as inappropriate isn't a valid reason to let this teacher go. Mr. Sabine has the skills of actually being able to communicate rationally with his students. As you're going to see there will be a lot of students supporting Sabine and his return. Students support Sabine not because he's one of the more laid back teachers but because he actually cares. I've put more effort into writing this than I have writing anything for Shaker in my highschool career and that says something and I hope when you see the number of people supporting this petition it says something to you too. Thanks for your time
Petition to The City of Piedmont Oklahoma
Reinstate Officer Scott Gibbons
This is a copy of the grievance being filed with the city tomorrow. To City Manager: Please consider this memorandum as a notice of potential grievance under article 9.1 of the police collective bargaining agreement (CBA). As you may know, the Chief of Police has started an investigation into Officer Scott Gibbons' participation in the Polar Plunge (Special Olympics). It is the FOP's understanding that the Chief of Police has ordered Officer Gibbons to turn in his police car, gun, badge, and ID today at 1600h and that Gibbons is now on suspended status. The FOP has a number of concerns with the Chief's decision and believes it could violate the CBA. First, the FOP does not believe the Chief of Police has the authority to place an officer on suspension as he has done here. Second, the FOP knows of no order prohibiting officers from participating in the Special Olympics as they have done for years. Third, even assuming Gibbons was somehow in error by participating in the Special Olympics, placing him on suspended status is callously extreme; it leaves the department shorthanded which causes overtime expenses and an overall decrease in police services to the community. Fourth, it appears the Chief is putting the cart ahead of the horse. The investigation into whether Gibbons has participated in the Special Olympics is still ongoing, and as of the time Gibbons was notified of the order to turn in his police car, gun, badge, and ID, Gibbons had yet to submit his written response to the allegations that he was involved with the Special Olympics. To say the least, the Chief's order placing Gibbons on suspended status is premature. The FOP is stumped as to why PPD would not want its officers participating in the Special Olympics. For years now, Gibbons has participated in the Special Olympics and has brought praise to City because of his involvement with the Special Olympics. In fact, there is an award posted at city hall honoring Gibbons' involvement with the Special Olympics. Police officers nationwide participate in the Special Olympics and are often acting in their official capacity when they do so. In fact, there was an article on newsok.com today commending Oklahoma City police officers for their involvement with the Special Olympics. Put simply, there is nothing wrong with police officers, even PPD officers, participating in the Special Olympics. The law enforcement association with the Special Olympics is long running, and seemingly only Gibbons has been negatively singled out regarding participation with the Special Olympics. The FOP is concerned the Chief's actions may be in retaliation for the prior grievance concerning the school resource officer (SRO) position. The FOP believes there was a negative community reaction to the Chief's decision to remove Gibbons from the schools, and the FOP fears the current treatment of Gibbons by the Chief is directly related to the SRO grievance. Respectfully, the FOP asks that your office assume control of this matter and give Gibbons a fair and impartial investigation, that is, allow Gibbons to at least respond to the allegations prior to suspending him. Further, the FOP asks that you conduct an investigation to determine whether the Chief's treatment of Gibbons stems from a retaliatory motive. Lastly, the FOP asks for a meeting with you to discuss what issues there could possibly be with PPD officers participating in the Special Olympics. Sincerely, FOP Chairman P.S. Please contact your City Councilman and/or City Manager. We the citizens of the City of Piedmont believe it to be in the best interest of our community and for the future of our safety to immediately reinstate Officer Scott Gibbons and politely ask for the resignation of the current Chief of Police due to his reckless behavior and overstepping of his duties.