Kelly Uhlis starts change.org petition to urge Mayor Kasim Reed to veto city council 52 percent pay raise and "increase our First Responders pay."
Following Monday’s vote by the Atlanta City Council to give itself a pay raise of more than 50 percent, the wife of an Atlanta police officer has started a change.org petition urging Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to veto the pay increase and instead reward the city’s first responders. Kelly Uhlis of Holly Springs is the wife of 12-year APD veteran, Sgt. Tommy Uhlis. She is angered that council members voted 10-4 to reward itself a pay increase from $39,473 a year to $60,300. If approved, it will take effect in January 2014. Uhlis told Fox 5 that her husband’s pay was frozen by the same council that approved itself such a sizeable pay increase. When the officers did receive an increase for cost of living expenses, Uhlis said escalating health …
Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the huge retailers, it would appear Target employees are not as enthusiastic about the decision.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By Jeff Roberts Target corporate offices confirmed Monday that the nationwide retailer will open its doors for Black Friday at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, according to a prepared statement from Target Corporation. The decision comes in the wake of last week's announcement by Walmart to open its doors nationwide at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the monolithic retailers, it would appear Target employees are not quite as enthusiastic about the decision. Almost 192,000 people—as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday—have signed a petition on Change.org started by California-based Target employee Casey St. Clair calling on Target to “save Thanksgiving” and stick to a Friday opening time. St. Clair writes…