Brigantine Public Unions

Grossman Considers Run For Congress, Condemns NJ Teachers Union War Chest

NJ Gov Phil Murphy supports mandatory participation and payment of union dues for all 103,000 employees of the NJEA Teachers Union. Somers Point Atty, Seth Grossman sees that as unconstitutional. No wonder this issue is in front of the US Supreme Court. According to Grossman, many public employees in NJ, and the rest of America, …

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Brigantine Council Meeting Videos Deleted. Info Blackouts.

Let’s keep Brigantine 2nd homeowners in the dark. It certainly seems that way. WATCH VIDEO. “You can DVR it”, says the snickering Simpson, obviously not caring that 75% of taxpayers don’t have access to the local signal. It’s well noted that U-stream used to record & archive every meeting. It worked great and was cheap. Well …

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Brigantine Police Chief Retirement Payout, Thanks to OPRA Request

Can Brigantine really afford these rich, public employee contracts? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Police Chief revolving door cranked out another big pay day. After less than 2 years in that position, Tim Reed has announced he will retire. Ask and you shall receive. We appreciate the quick turnaround by Brigantine City …

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Brigantine Police & Fire Chiefs: In & Out Under 2 years for Cash

After 2 years (barely) of service…Brigantine Police Chief Reed & Fire Chief Weidner are reportedly retiring before mid-Summer. These reports are coming directly from trusted sources within Brigantine City Hall. Why so hush hush? Many suggest that these early exits are due to a ‘revolving door practice’ within the Brigantine Police & Fire Departments that …

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Lisa McClay Brigantine Corruption

Brigantine Police Chief Disrupts City Council Video On-Demand

Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson & Brigantine Police Chief, Tim Reed were on the digital hot seat this week. Are they unwittingly part of a plan to keep 2nd homeowners in the dark about City Council decisions? The Brigantine City Council meeting of SEPT 17, 2015 revealed that access for viewing the meetings on-demand…via the …

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Brigantine Fireman Plows Into Police Truck

Brigantine Police say that Erik Ireland, off-duty firefighter for Brigantine, rammed into a stopped police truck driven by Officer DeLeon. On October 25, DeLeon was said to have stopped for folks crossing street at Brigantine Ave. & 20th St. south. DeLeon was then forcefully hit from behind by a red Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by …

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Brigantine Police Officer Injured in Traffic Accident. Rear-Ended by Off-Duty City Firefighter.

According to Brigantine Police: Erik Ireland, resident & off-duty firefighter for the City of Brigantine, rear-ended a stopped police vehicle being driven by Officer Rich DeLeon. On Saturday, October 25 at 3:58 pm, DeLeon was reported to have stopped for crossing pedestrians at the intersection of Brigantine Ave. & 20th St. south. Officer DeLeon was …

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How Union Self-interest Sank a City

Special Report: How a vicious circle of self-interest sank a California city. Meanwhile, San Bernardino continued to boost wages along with benefits. The average salary for a full-time San Bernardino firefighter in 1997 was $75,610, adjusted for inflation into 2010 dollars. By 2010, it was nearly $147,000, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau …

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Brigantine Firefighter: $140,000 Salary + Benefits + Pension

To the editor: In Brigantine, new focus needs to be placed on reducing the budget in areas of employee compensation. A 6.2-cent increase, as strongly supported by the city manager, is not acceptable, especially when it forwards debt to future years without really knowing the impact of near future years (2014 and 2015). The other …

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Brigantine Council. Platt vs Pullella 5.24.2014

Brigantine Firefighter Union Needs to Compromise. Act Professional.

WRITTEN BY LEE BUCCI   Originally published January 30, 2014. As someone who has been following the public-safety discussion in the city over the last year or so, I firmly believe the city needs to continue to seek new ways that will lead to long-term cost reduction for the taxpayers. This is not to say that …

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Absecon's Platt Outraged over Financial Questions

Watch video. Absecon’s Tige Platt is outraged over some financial questions from Brigantine taxpayers. Mr. Platt is the union rep for the Brigantine Firefighters, as well as a captain in the department. Watch Video clips from a recent City Council meeting. Brigantine public employees talk lawyers and litigation a little too much. Why do they …

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Brigantine Union Overtime Docs Suggest Abuse

Documents handed out at recent BTA; Brigantine Taxpayers Association meeting. These documents were also handed out at a recent City Council Meeting. These are OPRA requested documents in reference to INQUIRY into Brigantine Fire Department potential overtime abuse. Brigantine FD union leadership would prefer that these docs not be seen by the Brigantine Taxpayers. Sandi Williams …

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