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IAFF's Jane Blume on WI Gov. Walker

Walker has negative effect on Wisconsin and public employees (by IAFF's Jane Blume)

Northland News Center reports on Firefighter Cancer Risk (w/video)

IAFF Local 101 President Pete Johnson talks about exposure to carcinogens in the fire service.

Outdoor hockey lives on in Duluth!

Local 101 member Dean Cooke coaches upstart hockey players in this news story from Kare 11 News about hockey in the great outdoors...

Looting the Pension Funds

Rolling Stone: Looting the Pension Funds All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers. By Matt Taibbi

TED talk: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Chrystia Freeland, a respected journalist and author, discusses how the middle class in the West is being hollowed out.

Why the decline of unions is everyone's problem

Eric Liu writes in TIME magazine how and why the decline of unions is everyone's problem in this editorial.

What's behind the unwinding of labor laws across the United States? (w/video)

Why are labor laws under attack in this country? In a word: ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). Using a brilliant, yet disingenuous strategy, huge corporations are taking down the labor movement--especially public unions--and environmental protections state by state. This is a must see report.

Citizen Koch: A Film about Money, Power, and Democracy

This is the film the Koch Brothers don't want you to see. See the trailer here.

Why buy union? Who cares about sweatshops? (w/video)

Labor rights advocate Charles Kernaghan gives a eye-opening speech at IAFF Convention about sweatshop labor in China and Bangladesh. This is a must-see.

Want To Become A Professional Fire Fighter?

The IAFF has put together a presentation to help answer questions on becoming a Professional Fire Fighter.
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Don't Get Fired for Social Media: Think Before You Post!
In recent months we’ve seen some stories about workers who’ve gotten into trouble because of what they have posted on social media.
PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.

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12/02/16 - Toy Program
Bowling Team Toy Drive
12/02/16 - Toy Program
Day 1 Winner
12/01/16 - IAFF Local 135
The Day 1 Winner of the 25 Guns for Christmas is Mark Garcia.
Corrected: Upcoming Burn Foundation Events
12/01/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Winter burn camp Dec. 12-16, 2016 Volunteers needed at DIA for burn camp contact Pat Hynes for info. Firefighter ski races Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, 2017 at Snowmass. You can register and get hotel deals at Burn Billiard Tournament Jan. 25-26, 2017
Welcome Hastings Local 5113
12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Please welcome Hastings Local 5113 to the MPFF and IAFF. Craig Latch President, Mike Christian Vice President and Brandon Boyd Secretary/Treasurer. Picture are the new members of the IAFF and MPFF receiving their charter from 5th District VP Thornberg.
The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.
12/01/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
The St. Cloud Fire Department is currently accepting applications.  This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, in responding to render emergency medical services, in responding to and mitigating other emergencies, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
New VP
11/30/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Congratulations to Justin Dial.
Red Dog Restaurant presents Santa's Holiday Brunch
11/29/16 - Toy Program
Engine Co 7 Recieves New Engine 11/29/2016
11/29/16 - Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
Engine Co. 7 recieved a brand new 2016 KME Pumper today.
UPFFA of Ct. Member Questionnaire/Survey
11/29/16 - UPFFA
Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member: We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
Mike Vonesh Retirement Party
11/29/16 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Hank Jandrich Family Help Needed
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
On Saturday, December 3rd the Jandrich family will be moving from 1948 Nebraska to 1038 Bayard. If you have some free time and are willing to help Hank’s family out with the move please arrive at the Nebraska home around 0900.
11/28/16 - IAFF Local F283
We are ready to go for the Holiday Party!! It's happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from 6pm to 10pm at the American Lake Club on Lewis North. Families are very welcome. Dinner is catered, delicious and complimentary to all. Raffle tickets are $2 cash money. All of this year's proceeds are going to support Captain Eric Sheppard's son, Aiden Sheppard.
2016 Toys For Tots Drive
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 21
The 2016 Toys For Tots drive is here. Starting November 29th drop off boxes will be located at all 15 Saint Paul Fire Stations. We will be accepting NEW wrapped toys for all age groups until December 19th.
MFD Kids Christmas Party
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 271
All Missoula Fire Department members (PAST and PRESENT) and their families are invited to our Annual Family Christmas Party. Ride the carousel til you puke! Where: Missoula Carousel When: Dec. 12th from 6pm to 8pm Who: Your family and SANTA! See attached flier for details.  See you there.
Longmont Lights Parade
11/28/16 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Longmont Lights Parade 2016 Dec. 10th @ 1700 Local 1806 Holiday Party prior to the parade at Fire St.
11/28/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Merritt Parkway Accident
11/28/16 - IAFF Local 1081
On November 27th at 7:42PM the Westport Fire Department received a call for the accident with injuries on the Merritt Parkway Northbound between Exit 41 and Exit 42. The Westport Fire Department responded with Engine 2, Rescue 3 and Car 3 with a total of 8 firefighters and officers.
11/27/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Toy Drive at The Edge Bar
11/27/16 - Toy Program
Toy Drive at Tank 18
11/27/16 - Toy Program
IAFF Retiree Health Care Options Handbook
11/26/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Toy Bank Season Is Upon Us
11/26/16 - Hampton Fire Fighters
We are entering our toy drive season for our toy bank program! Please consider donating to a child in need right here in Hampton by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy at one of our many drop off locations in Hampton, or at either Fire station. Our biggest need is gifts for teenagers as our program accepts children up to 16 years old.
Date Night Interest Poll
11/24/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please complete the following form to help us determine the level of interest in holding a Date Night for members and their significant others in January/Febuary 2017.
11/24/16 - IAFF 14th District
Happy Thanksgiving to all in the 14th District. I am thankful for all of you especially those in leadership within your local and state associations. To those on duty today please be safe.
Operation Warm
11/23/16 - IAFF Local 2647
IAFF 2674 Pittsfield Fire Fighters distributed more than 100 new coats for Operation Warm.
Happy Thanksgiving 2016
11/23/16 - IAFF Local 1014
11/23/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
OPTICAL COVERAGE   Members choosing the city sponsored Heritage Optical Plan, can also purchase V.S.P. Optical Insurance for a one-time payment of $162.00, for a 12 month period, coverage beginning January 1, 2017.   To purchase the additional VSP Vision, you must complete an enrollment form and send a check, made payable to C.O.P.S.
Floyd Lecuyer Retirement Party
11/23/16 - IAFF Local 21
Local 1009 2016 Food Drive A Success
11/22/16 - IAFF Local 1009
Thank you to everyone who helped out with this year’s Local 1009 Food Drive, it was great seeing some new faces. There is a long list of people who put a lot of time in to make this day so successful every year. Because of all your hard work , many local families will now be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.   Pounds of food collected -- 2,100lbs .
1014 Executive Board Election results
11/22/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Meals On Wheels / Heroes And Helpers
11/22/16 - IAFF Local 21
Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels – Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving morning at Cretin-Derham Hall, November 24, from 0700 - 1000 to provide directions for people who are delivering Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels. Any questions contact Matt Lacy, Ladder 20-B by email or at 651-206-8667.
4th District Education Conference
11/22/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Meadville L0515 Call to Action
11/22/16 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Brothers & Sisters, Our brothers from Local 515 in Meadville are under attack.  They are being threatened with the possibility of losing 3 full time positions and lowering their minimum daily staffing.   A door to door campaign to educate the public has been scheduled for Saturday December 3rd.
Meadville L0515 Call to Action
11/22/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers & Sisters, Our brothers from Local 515 in Meadville are under attack.  They are being threatened with the possibility of losing 3 full time positions and lowering their minimum daily staffing.   A door to door campaign to educate the public has been scheduled for Saturday December 3rd.
2017-2019 Local F-147 Officers
11/22/16 - International Association of Firefighters
The results of our election for the 2017-2019 term are in. The following individuals will represent our Union for the next 2 years: President- Mike Holmes Vice President- Robert Hutti Secretary-  Frank McCleaster Treasurer- Dave Spera* Steward- William Donahue Steward- Jeff Fowler* Steward- Joe Forgione* Steward- CJ Dickinson* *Denotes a newly elected Officer.
Home Care Group Time & Attendance
11/22/16 - AFSCME Local 875
11/22/16 - Lets Fire Cancer
Our latest cancer research donation was made recently to Massachusetts General Hospital for their Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Program in fond Memory of Jimmy Pace. Pictured (from left to right) Karen Miller, MD Clinical Co-Director, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Havard Medical School.
Community Outreach Campaign: Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
11/21/16 - IAFF Local 3472
Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, with 230% more home cooking fires occurring during this holiday. Unattended cooking and the misuse of cooking equipment are the leading contributing factors in cooking fires.  Please stay fire safe this holiday season and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters.
11/21/16 - Lets Fire Cancer
2016 Grand Illumination Parade
11/21/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for the Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk.
Thanksgiving Fire Safety
11/20/16 - IAFF Local 902
Thanksgiving by the numbers Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  In 2014, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.  In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,730 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
Welcome Home PFC Mattern
11/20/16 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI Fire/Rescue Local 1742 and Delta Airlines had the honor to welcome home USMC PFC Wilbur Mattern who was killed in action 21 Nov. 1943 during the battle of Tarawa. The Local 1742 member support our fallen and it is an honor to welcome home our military. Welcome home Marine. Semper Fi.
11/18/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Election Results
11/18/16 - Laredo Fire Fighters
The results of the Union Board elections are as follows: 1st Vice President Aidan Alvarado 237 Votes 93.68% 16 No Votes 6.32% Secretary Rolando Solis 238 Votes 94.07 15 No Votes 5.
Changes to NFPA 1710
11/18/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Local 282 Election Results 11-17-16
11/18/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Please see the attached listing Local 282's Executive Board for the years 2017 and 2018.  Also listed is the 1 Constitution and By-Law that was passed.
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