On saturday there was a knock at my door. When I answered it I found a lady standing there with a big smile and campaign literature in hand. The lady wanted to know if I would be supporting Alderman __x__ in the up coming elections. I looked at her sternly and stated "absolutely not". The smile left her face and she thanked me and slowly walked away. I had only wished I would have explained why I wouldn't support the Alderman. Well a few hours later opportunity knocked at my door and this time it was an older gentlemen with literature in hand. The man started his pitch and I cut him off and told him that no way would I support this Alderman __x__. I explained to him that Alderman__x___ is a rubber stamp for the mayor. I told him I was a police officer and that it was a disgrace that we are forced to work without contracts for nearly 3 years at a time.
The guy nodded, walked away and moved to another neighbors house. I saw a few more front yards with the alderman's signs up later that evening. The sad thing is some of these "supporters" are policemen. We have to stop putting these $98,000 a year part-timers in a position to be a rubber stamp for an administration that has no incentive to bargain with us in good faith.
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