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Letter to the Editor | Union response to recent fabrications


Last updated 1/8/2020 at 1:25pm

Over the past few months, there have been a number of false statements made by Mukilteo City Councilmembers during council meetings and work sessions regarding the Mukilteo Fire Department and overtime pay. Unfortunately some of these statements have been further misconstrued and restated by Ms. Kristina Melchinko in a recent letter to the editor. As the President of Mukilteo Firefighters IAFF Local 3482, I felt it was necessary to attempt to begin setting the record straight.

The topic of overtime pay as it relates the fire department budget is worthy of a serious discussion. However, late...

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Reader Comments(1)

Kristina Melnichenko writes:

Jimmy, Please note the statements I have made with regards to FD OT pay have related solely to the rate of pay as stated by MUK's Mayor, Fire Chief, Labor Attorney, and Finance Director. Your letter omits the rate of 1 that is paid on top of the rate of 1.5. Please note I have only referred to the rate of pay and how that relates to the budget- I have never argued we should have less OT. Any charges of fraud in rate of pay above 2.5 and up to 3.5 are charges of fraud unrelated to myself. TY.


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