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Demonstrators rally for nine laid-off East Naples firefighters

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- Naples resident Michael Mitchell stops to show his support to firefighters demonstrating along Airport-Pulling Road on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The firefighters, family members and supporters attended the following fire district board meeting to show their support for a union proposal to rehire the firefighters with voluntary cuts to the rest of the staff's pay and benefits.

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David Albers/Staff - Naples resident Michael Mitchell stops to show his support to firefighters demonstrating along Airport-Pulling Road on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The firefighters, family members and supporters attended the following fire district board meeting to show their support for a union proposal to rehire the firefighters with voluntary cuts to the rest of the staff's pay and benefits.

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- East Naples firefighters, family members and community supporters demonstrate against the laying off of nine firefighters by the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District along Airport-Pulling Road on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The demonstrators filled the following fire district board meeting to show their support for a union proposal to rehire the firefighters with voluntary cuts to remaining firefighters' pay and benefits.
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- Jose Santana, one of nine firefighters recently laid off, holds his son, 8-month-old Caleb Santana, during a demonstration along Airport-Pulling Road on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The demonstrators filled the following fire district board meeting to show their support for a union proposal to rehire the firefighters with voluntary cuts to remaining firefighters' pay and benefits.
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- Naples resident Michael Mitchell stops to show his support to firefighters demonstrating along Airport-Pulling Road on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The firefighters, family members and supporters attended the following fire district board meeting to show their support for a union proposal to rehire the firefighters with voluntary cuts to the rest of the staff's pay and benefits.
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- Firefighters, their family and community supporters fill a board meeting of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District  on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The group attended the meeting to show their support for nine recently laid-off firefighters and a union plan to rehire them.
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- Supporters of recently laid off East Naples firefighters fill a board meeting of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District  on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples. The group attended the meeting to show their support for nine recently laid-off firefighters and a union plan to rehire them.
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- Union President Chris Tobin speaks about a proposed plan to make benefit and salary cuts to current firefighters in order to rehire nine recently laid-off firefighters at a board meeting of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Robert Boyer, the chairman of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District listens to a proposed plan to rehire nine recently laid-off firefighters at a board meeting of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District  on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Supporters of recently laid off East Naples firefighters fill a board meeting of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District  on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Trenton Mading, a vice president of the Golden Gate firefighters union, listens to other union leaders speak with East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Chief Kingman Schuldt before a meeting of the district's board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in East Naples.

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