Firefighters' Union to Senate: Vote for Jobs Bill Provision
8:08 AM, Oct 20, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Hill reports that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), an AFL-CIO affiliated union, is out with a new ad campaign urging Congress to pass a provision of the president's jobs bill being brought to the Senate floor this week. The provision allots $35 billion to the states to allow "400,000 teachers and first responders to keep their jobs and get their jobs back," according to Harry Reid, although the majority leader admitted yesterday some of that money wouldn't go to creating or keeping jobs.
Watch the video below, which tells viewers to urge their senators to "vote to fix public safety":
The ad, in which one fireman says the economic crisis is "crippling public safety," follows the lead of Vice President Joe Biden, who has recently claimed that murder and rape rates will increase if the Obama jobs bill does not pass.