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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)
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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.
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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...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Want To Become A Professional Fire Fighter?

The IAFF has put together a presentation to help answer questions on becoming a Professional Fire Fighter. http://www.iaff.org/et/becomeFF/index.
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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.
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PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.
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Burn Survivors - Walk With Us event
08/26/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Join the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Burn Survivors of New England at the Walk With Us event.
Save our RSA!
08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The Town hall meetings have begun.
PFFA Fundraiser
08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The PFFA fundraiser will be starting in Sept.
PFFA E-Board
08/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The PFFA E-Board meeting will be held on Sept 8th at the Birmingham Firefighters Union hall. Lunch will be provided at 11:30am.
SPOOK-TACULAR 3!
08/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello again Brothers and Sisters, Happy Friday!  I write this email with exciting news, Spook-Tacular 3, the scariest, freakest, most fun filled Halloween party is back. It's a go for Friday October 28th, Happy Hour starts @ 6pm, In the Edge bar of the Four Seasons Denver, followed by dancing and DJ on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons for our own private Party.
27th Annual Fall Bass Tournament
08/26/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Download Entry Form here.
Informational Correspondence Attached Re: ePCR
08/26/16 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
08/26/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
For over 30 years, the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Cheley Colorado Camps to bring almost 80 children from Colorado and across the country to Burn Camp just outside of  beautiful Estes Park.  This year the camp was held August 15th through the 22nd.
FAC Tomorrow Night
08/25/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good evening Brothers and Sisters, just a quick reminder that tomorrow night, Friday August 26th is our Summer Patio Series F.A.C. @ Locovore Beerworks.  The fun starts @ 5:30 and Locaovre is located @ 5950 South Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton.  They'll be beer specials, and a food truck to grub down on as well.
August 25, 2016: Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
08/25/16 - UPFFA
Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
RESCHEDULED Livonia Fire Department’s 75th Anniversary Community Celebration
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Disaster Relief Efforts Continue for Members in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
On Tuesday, General President Harold Schaitberger was on the ground in Louisiana, visiting the flood-ravaged region and meeting with affected members in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In St.
IAFF Behavioral Health Program
08/24/16 - IAFF Local 3472
Behavioral Health and Wellness in the Fire Service Traditionally, medical and physical fitness have been prioritized above emotional or behavioral fitness in the Fire Service.  However, it is clear from the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters that these priorities are now changing.
2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
2016 IAFF Convention Videos
08/23/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling
08/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Join the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse! Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.
NNFA Polo Order
08/23/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
We are ordering custom NNFA Polo Shirts from Elite Fire Apparel. The polo's are 5.11 Utility Polos for a full description and to order please go to the online store.
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
Gun Raffle & Fund Raiser
08/23/16 - IAFF Local 135
Brother Brandon Anderson hospitalized at U of L after off duty accident
08/22/16 - IAFF Local 4416
The Sisters and Brothers are reaching out to assist Fishers Brother Anderson as he continues to be hospitalized in Louisville after an off duty motorcyle accident in Southern Indiana on August 12.
General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly Acceptance Speech
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Help Needed Louisiana floods
08/22/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Concord Position
08/22/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
IAFF 53rd Convention Opening Ceremonies
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
MDA National Ambassador Joe Akmakjian
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
General President Harold Schaitberger No Endorsement for POTUS
08/22/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
Urgent Request: Help Needed in Louisiana
08/22/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
BC Contract
08/22/16 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
08/21/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Firefighters Block Party Supporting Operation Warm
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
Saints Game Supporting The Saint Paul Fire Foundation
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 21
Schaitberger Re-Elected General President, Kelly Elected General Secretary-Treasurer
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Harold A. Schaitberger, who was re-elected today for the fifth time by acclamation at the IAFF 53rd Convention, will lead this union for another four years alongside newly elected General-Secretary Treasurer Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
EMS Regional Coordinator
08/21/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The EMS Section has recently posted a position for EMS Regional Coordinator with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI).  This position will work within the upper peninsula of Michigan to promote compliance with Michigan statute and rules related to EMS functions.
"Patriot Day Blue Mass"
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 312
Help Needed for Our Brothers and Sisters in South Louisiana
08/21/16 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
An urgent request for help in the flooding aftermath for our brothers and sisters in South Louisiana.
IAFF 53rd Convention Concludes With Executive Board Elections
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
On the final day of the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates cast ballots in three contested elections. In the race for 1st District Vice President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York Local 94 Vice President James Slevin defeated incumbent WilliamRomaka by a vote of 13,419 to 1,609.
Delegates Censure Eight Officials From Different Cities
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention in Las Vegas unanimously adopted eight resolutions to censure six fire chiefs, one deputy fire chief and one mayor for their anti-union, anti-fire fighter actions and views.
Delegates Approve Resolutions to Resource Fire Departments and US&R Teams
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Ensuring that IAFF locals and members have the resources to do the job has always been a top priority for the IAFF. At the IAFF 53rd Convention, delegates passed resolutions 39 and 41 to make sure departments and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams have the resources needed to respond safely and effectively.
Delegates Resolve to Fight for Greater Resources to Combat Wildland Fires
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention unanimously approved two resolutions calling for greater attention, research and resources to support wildland fire fighting and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) initiatives.
Delegates Pass Resolutions to Reduce Cancer, Reaffirm Commitment to Behavioral Health
08/21/16 - IAFF Local 2494
Two important resolutions addressing the physical and behavioral health of members passed as delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention finished up the final business session. Resolution 44 calls for the IAFF’s continued support for programs, initiatives and legislation that reduce cancer in the fire service and provide assistance to members fighting this disease.
Help needed
08/21/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
The IAFF is There for Fire Fighters
08/21/16 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
PPFFA Ton Haines Education Conference Reminder
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters; Please be aware that the deadline for the Education Conference is September 7, 2016. The registration fee includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza for October 9th and 10th.
Help Urgently needed in Baton Rouge
08/20/16 - PFFA
2016 IAFF Convention Resolution
08/20/16 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters:   This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42.
Easton L0713 Coats for Kids Motorcycle Ride
08/20/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
In cooperation with The Standard Modern American Bar & Restaurant & The 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Easton Firefighters Motorcycle Run to benefit our "Coats for Kids" program.  The ride will take place on Sunday, August 28th, in the circle in downtown Easton, kickstands up at 11:45.
Special Olympics
08/19/16 - IAFF Local 51
Run With Local Law Enforcement to Support SOTX Athletes! Open to the Whole Community! Registration Now Open.
August 27, 2016
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