Leadership

A CASE OF BAD FAITH.

Issue 25 and Volume 1887 1.

A CASE OF BAD FAITH. DELEGATION of officers of the New York department went to Albany on Monday last to urge the Governor to veto the bill that has passed the legislature giving to the Exempt Firemen’s Association the entire proceeds of the two per cent tax levied upon the foreign fire insurance companies doing business in this city. This bill had been rushed through the legislature by the influence of the exempts, without giving the members much time for its consideration. Its introduction was an act of bad faith manifested by the exempts towards the firemen of the present department, many of whom were members of the old volunteer fire department, and entitled to all the benefits and privileges that other exempts are. The facts of the case are substantially as follows: the money collected from the insurance companies was formerly divided between the Exempt Association and the present…

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