Hilmer’s re-election no mandate; board should leave well enough alone

To the editor:

Hiring a labor attorney at $330 per hour to assist in restructuring the Mehlville Fire Protection District does not mean arranging file cabinets or buying fire hoses, but, in my opinion, more on the order of disenfranchising Local 1889 as the agent for the firefighters.

I would suggest that Board of Directors Aaron Hilmer and associates petition the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election of the firefighters to see if they want to disband. A protracted legal battle with the local and national firefighters’ unions could be quite expensive to the taxpayers.

Past Boards of Directors were at fault for granting every wish of the employees and that practice has stopped. Let’s leave well enough alone. The last election didn’t give any mandate.

Jack Folluo