With two engine closures, 29 jobs and 53 demotions on the line, Jacksonville Local 122 is monitoring the work of those engines and blasting emails like this to “… all elected politicians in the county… all local media… all local party heads… politicos… people who run for office… registered voters… area homeowners associations… neighborhood preservation societies…” That’s not an exhaustive list, but you get the idea.
And it works. City Hall has already backed up. Closures were delayed. And local sources report that it “didn’t hurt that we have 700 yard signs and 100 walking volunteers ready to go in the morning. And we are plastered all over the news. The newsletter creates media for us.”