Firefighters union takes aim at city's social media policy - Technical.ly Philly

Aug. 14, 2012 10:00 am

Firefighters union takes aim at city’s social media policy

The Nutter administration and the city’s firefighters union just can’t get along. Social media was the topic of a recent dispute in the messy back-and-forth between the two, the Philadelphia Daily News reported earlier this month. The firefighters union was upset after Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers issued a memo on social media guidelines. “They are […]

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The Nutter administration and the city’s firefighters union just can’t get along.

Social media was the topic of a recent dispute in the messy back-and-forth between the two, the Philadelphia Daily News reported earlier this month. The firefighters union was upset after Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers issued a memo on social media guidelines.

“They are messing with people’s First Amendment rights and freedom of speech,” said Bill Gault, president of firefighters union Local 22. “The Commissioner and the Mayor can’t take criticism.” [more]

The union also used its Twitter account to speak out against the new social media policy, as Metro pointed out.

The Nutter administration told the Daily News that all city employees follow this policy.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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