Public Relations Forums
Labor Unions – Under Attack! Pensions and Benefits—Threatened! Public Trust—Eroding!
At the 2014 WSCFF Convention, you passed Resolution 14-13 directing us to organize a public relations plan to address these issues. Our Public Relations Committee has been working hard to meet your expectations. We have contracted with Cindy Sharpe, of Sharpe Public Relations, Inc. and have engaged Information Solutions Group to conduct a survey to measure public opinion. Research results will be reported at the April Educational Seminar; these findings and critical input from members will help shape a statewide public relations plan that we will present at the WSCFF Convention.
We need your input!
Members from across the state have identified and discussed the pressing need for an effective public relations plan at the last two conventions. In order to turn talk into action, we must have active involvement from members who will provide information to help create a plan, and enthusiastically participate in implementing it in their communities. Each local is asked to identify and assign an active member to take on the task of PR Representative. Local leadership and these PR Representatives are invited to attend a forum this Spring. Here, you will have an opportunity to review a plan drafted by Cindy Sharpe and you will have a chance to tell us about your needs and shape this important project. Working together, we can improve the public image of professional, union firefighters in our communities, protect public trust, and gain greater public support for our efforts locally and statewide.
Forum Dates and Locations /Registration Form
Please email Therese Murphy to register. If you have questions, contact the WSCFF office.
Our goal is to have input from every local. Please plan to send at least one member to the meeting most convenient.