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Title Annual Report of The Chief Engineer of the Hoboken Fire Department. Dated May 1, 1918.
Object Name Report
Catalog Number 2014.039.0003
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Collection Hoboken Fire Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Annual Report of The Chief Engineer of the Hoboken Fire Department. Dated May 1st, 1918.

Booklet, 24 pp. plus cover. Pencil notations regarding staff on pages 4-5. PDF on file.

Printed label tipped to title page: Compliments of Michael A. Dunn, Chief Engineer.

Enclosure, printed card: "Vote for Police and Firemen Salary Increase." Undated. A ballot measure regarding uniformed services salaries (see notes for text.) Back has a handwritten list of captains by election district and ward.

See archives 2014.039.0003.01 for another copy with ink notations apparently made at a convention or other meeting outside outside Hoboken.
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Notes Text, front of enclosure card:

VOTE FOR THE POLICE AND FIREMEN SALARY INCREASE

When Marking Your Ballot Put an X In the Square Opposite The Word “YES”

TO THE VOTERS OF HOBOKEN:—

Ladies and Gentlemen:

There has never been a time in the history of this city when you were not on the side of fair play and a square deal.

We, the Policemen and the Firemen of your city, ask you to vote us this increase in pay because:

FIRST. We are underpaid.

SECOND. We have a right to a living wage. We are not getting it.

THIRD. We and our wives and children have a right to a decent home under decent living conditions. With our present salary this is no longer possible.

FOURTH We have to pay for our own uniforms and many things necessary to our vocation. When these expenses are deducted from our pay what remains does not constitute a living wage.

FIFTH. The Policemen and Firemen work all hours and face all risks. We do extra duty without extra pay or overtime.

DO WE DESERVE A SQUARE DEAL?

IF YOU THINK SO VOTE “YES ON ELECTION DAY.

Charge to Policemen and
Firemen, Hoboken, N. J.

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People Dunn, Michael A.
Date 1918
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1918
Search Terms Hoboken Fire Department
Caption Fire_dept_annual_report_1918 Front Cover
Imagefile 269\20140390003.TIF
Classification Government & Politics
Fires
Firehouses