Open Letter From SENA To Local 718
March 27, 2014
Boston Firefighters Local 718
C/o Richard Paris, President
55 Hallet St.
Dorchester, Ma. 02124
Dear President Paris
It is with deep and heartfelt sorrow that I submit this letter to Local 718 on behalf of the membership of SENA 9158 on the loss of Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy.
Watching this tragic event and seeing how bravely your men and woman fought to ensure the safety of those affected made all City employees and residents proud.
Though no words can be written to ease the pain, Lt. Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy did not each become a hero because they gave their lives on their last call to duty, but became a hero like many others when they chose this calling by putting on the uniform and helmet and answered their first call.
These men like those preceding them on their last call to duty should be honored, respected, and never forgotten. To sacrifice one’s life to save others is the ultimate key to entrance into heaven. Not many are brave enough to do it, but these two men did. May God watch over them and their families and may an event such as this while unrealistic never happen again.
John Zuccaro Jr., President
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The primary election had candidates supported by SENA victorious in their run for Boston City Council. Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, and Michael Flaherty finished in the top three for At Large Councillor while candidate and current SENA member Tim McCarthy of Hyde Park took the top spot in District 5.
Finally, remember the candidacy of Bill Linehan a former SENA member from South Boston in his attempt for reelection to the Boston City Council.
Thanks to our Union
SENA 9158 Members
In June 2011 after almost 32 years with the Parks Department I was notified that I was being terminated. I am happy to inform all members that I returned this month after being off the job for the past two years.
During this period SENA’s Executive Board strongly supported me and fought tooth and nail for me. I would like to personally thank our Attorneys Al Gordon and Jill Ryan and Executive Board member Bernie Killarney for supporting and being with me during every step of the grievance and arbitration process. I am not sure I could have done it without them.
I am back on the job and hope that I can serve as an example to all members that we have rights and our union will make sure that we will be provided these protections and rights each and every working day. During the arbitration one of our members had an opportunity to tell the truth and exonerate me. Unfortunately he chose not to, and along with Deputy Commissioner Bernie Lynch, he adamantly supported the City and my termination. It is unfortunate that the union is unable to do something about members who do harm to other members.