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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Firefighter Paramedic Scott Larue
Fire Station 71, B platoon

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I inform you that Firefighter Paramedic Scott Larue, Fire Station 71, B platoon, Battalion 5 passed away unexpectedly on the night September 22nd.

The Board of Supervisors, together with Fire Chief Daryl Osby and I pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to Brother Larue's Family.

To ensure the proper care and support of the family and fire family of Brother Larue during this extremely difficult time, the Department has activated the Department's Memorial Management Team (MMT) and the PEER support team.

Please keep Brother Larue, his wife and children in your thoughts and prayers as they work through these difficult times.

There are no details yet on Brother Larue's services but as they become available we will keep you informed.

If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Local 1014.

Dave Gillotte, President
IAFF Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

2016 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Watch the memorial live by clicking here.

 
 
Click on photos for larger versions

Local 1014 will join Union Leaders from throughout the United States and Canada as we come together in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor own.

Local 1014, along with our families, honor guard and the pipes and drums will place into honor 4 more Los Angeles County Firefighters who will be added along with 123 fallen firefighters from throughout the United States.

We invite you to join us at the 30th IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony via live web broadcast beginning at 11am Mountain Time on Saturday 9/17/16.

Log on and watch and be with us as we honor all, and we honor:

James F. Horton
08/22/97

Jim was a firefighter from 1962 to 1992. He became interested in the fire service when he was in high school in the 1950's. He was always interested in helping others anyway he could.

Jim graduated from college in 1955 with a degree in petroleum technology. He married his high school sweetheart, Dixie, and raised two sons, Guy, who is a Captain with LACFD and Todd who owns a business.


Jim was a firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department for 13 years before moving on to LACFD which he loved. He served for 17 years. Jim loved the outdoors including fishing and hunting, and his friends on the fire department with whom he remained close. Jim worked three different stations and retired out of Station 110 on November 5, 1992. He passed away August 22, 1997.


Hector M. Magallanes
09/18/15
Hector was an amazing husband, father, family man and a great friend to many. He was very passionate about life and his second home with the LACFD. Hector joined the LACFD in 1986. He was promoted to FFS in 1998. He was seven months short of a 30-year career that he was so very proud of, as were we. Hector was involved in the mentorship program for troubled teens. He shared his knowledge, wisdom, aspirations and motivation with these young men letting them know that hard work and dedication to his family and education would lead them to a better happy life. His dedication to his family at home and on the job exemplified the type of man he was. He will forever be a member of a brotherhood that looks out for their own. His family feels very blessed having had this wonderful man in their lives and leaving them with a life-long relationship with the LACFD.

Joseph P. Saves
09/22/15
Joseph Savas, commonly known as "Jojo", joined the LACFD on March 26, 1998. He served as a Air Force Firefighter for five years prior to joining the department. Joseph was an incredible husband, father and son. He was hardworking, loving, attentive, and determined, always applying these traits to everything he did in life. He had an awesome sense of humor and always had the ability to make others around him crack a smile, even during the hard times. these traits combined with his passion for his job made him an exceptional Firefighter Specialist.

Rick E. Zeni
10/17/15

Rick Zeni dedicated his life to serve as a firefighter for 28 years. He proudly served the LACFD for the last 12 years of his career.

Rick was a one-of-a-kind guy, with a bigger than life personality. Rick loved being with friends and family. His hobbies included surfing, listening to music and cooking. Rick's greatest accomplishments besides having his dream job was being married to his best friend Sugar for 29 years and having 2 amazing sons...Dane and Trace who loved Rick deeply.

Rick is greatly missed by all that knew him.

We Shall Never Forget and today you can join us as we remember and celebrate and honor the lives of our brothers who gave all for so many.

Watch the memorial live by clicking here.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Patriot Day

Tuesday September 11, 2001 is a day that we shall never forget (click here for a time line of events). Think back....where were you and what were you doing at 0845 EDT on that day? On a call? finishing line up at the station? PT? taking your kids to school? at the gym? Just like our FDNY brothers and sisters. Just another normal day that was about to become anything but normal. 15 years ago....

Local 1014 Members were either at home with their families or serving Los Angeles County citizens when terror struck our hearts and the hearts and souls of all Americans.

The world watched in horror while the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in D.C, and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania became the vision of terror on and in our homeland.

On that morning Americans stood strong and fought with incredible courage and wrapped in red white and blue, we all rose to the high standards that America was built on.

Firefighters and Paramedics who responded to the Pentagon, Shanksville PA, and the World Trade Center, which took 343 (click here for information) of our bravest, became Americas' symbol of hope and honor and resilience during this time of tragedy.

We all take time today to stay true to our commitment... "We Shall Never Forget".  As you move through your day, take time to remember and honor all those who served and gave all including our great Military Personnel in addition to our Firefighters.

Local 1014 Members and all of the people who make up the Los Angeles County Fire Department are the proudest and most honorably serving members in the Country and it is with great pride that we stand together to honor our Country and all who serve.  May God bless us all and our Country.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board   

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

TODAY is Labor Day!

A day that became a Federal Holiday in 1894.  Labor Day is a day that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.   Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. 

In today’s environment we have seen attacks on organized labor from every side.  We have seen attacks to take away the very things that strong leaders many years before us fought hard for.  Those leaders gave up other items to make sure their future, our future, and those after us, would always be secure.  Take a moment today to remember what those labor leaders did for us and be thankful those folks worked so hard to lay the foundation for what we have.

This holiday marks the "end of summer" for most people. The last time to enjoy the sun, the beach, river or a backyard. It is the time to spend time with family and friends one last "summer day". Your 1014 Board of Directors wishes each and every member of our Local and the Los Angeles County Fire Department a happy and safe Labor Day.

As usual we also want to take this time to remind you to be careful, make good choices. Don't make a decision that will change your life or others forever. If you decide to drink PLEASE be responsible. Arrange for a room, call for a taxi or have a pre-assigned designated driver. Again PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Enjoy your holiday from all of us.

Your 1014 executive board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

3rd Annual Kevin Woyjeck
Memorial Saltwater Fishing Tournament

Friday, September 2, 2016

Marina Sports Fishing in Long Beach
6 AM Check-in

7 AM boats depart
Reception upon return
$150 per person

Includes:

Day of fishing, boat tips and gratuity, contest/prizes, t-shirts, giveaways, lunch, and post fishing reception (no host bar).

******* Only 100 spots will be sold *******

This event sells out every year so sign up early to reserve your spot for this fun day benefiting the Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association,inc.
(a 100% volunteer, 501c3 non profit organization)

Our purpose is to assist young men and women in the Fire Explorer Programs with financial and material support.

Contact: (562) 547-8919 or info@ExplorersForLife.org
Questions? Contact Joe at (562) 547-8919

Items to Bring:
Fishing equipment, hat/visor, sunblock, camera, sunglasses, sweatshirt, extra cash (tip for deckhands, additional food/drinks, reception raffle tickets, no-host bar). We will be fishing for yellowtail so a 15-25 pound test is good.

*If you need to rent a rod and/or reel or obtain a fishing license please arrive no later than 5:15 a.m. One day fishing licenses can be obtained online.


Fishing license: $14.95 Rod Rental: $12.00

Click above for parking map
Parking:
Follow the signs and parking lot attendant directions. Parking will be in the Alamitos Bay Marina lot by The Crab Pot restaurant. Park in the stalls closest to Marina Drive. Parking is free. Do not park in the lot by the Boathouse restaurant. (see image above)
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Please Vote for
Will Pryor
in the LACERA Board Elections.

It is important that you vote TWICE – Once for the Board of Investment, Once for the Board of Retirement! 

For the last 17 years Local 1014 has endorsed Will Pryor for the LACERA Board.  Starting Tuesday July 5th you should be receiving your ballots from the LA County Registrar Recorder.  PLEASE open the mail and Vote!

Local 1014 has now had to fight dozens of large ballot measures, legislative changes and political candidates that have been threatening to eliminate LACERA and replace it with a 401k.  We have managed keep our retirement system in place.  In the last 17 years Will has been on the front lines of that battle on a local, state and national level.

Keeping Will on the LACERA Boards is a major goal for Local 1014 in its fight to keep our pensions whole.  Please join us in ensuing Will is Re-elected to his 9th term on the LACERA Boards.


Remember – Vote TWICE – Fourth member, Board of Investments and Seventh Member Board of Retirement.  Vote for Will TWICE!


Thank You

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!

Local 1014 members will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend and we will be doing it with a little more green in our pockets!

Today July 1 Safety Members of Bargaining Units 601 and 601 "Fire Series" received a 3% raise as bargained for by Local 1014. Additionally our 40 hour post position members will receive another 1.5% for a total of 2.5% in bonus pay for 40 hour assignments.

We also started tiered dispatching today and our Dispatchers in bargaining units 603 and 604 received an additional 1% for a total 7.5% EMD bonus from the previous 5%.

We will be receiving additional pay raises for a total of 7% plus special bonus' over the next 18 months with increases in uniform allowances and more good news to come on our Fringe Benefits with increases in our medical vision and dental contribution that will likely cover the premiums with cash back in pocket for most and if you are a Local 1014 Health and Welfare Trust Member you will see improvements and enhancements to our Excess Dental and Vision Benefits starting in 2017 as well. Stand by for exciting news on this soon.

Here are the links to view our contract's and what's next:

 
 

July 4th is a time to enjoy parades, family, friends, BBQ and fireworks. Whether you go to a sponsored fireworks show or have your own celebration remember to use the safe and sane fireworks.

This summer seems to by flying by already. Enjoy the day and the rest of your summer.

We live in the greatest country in the world. We celebrate the 4th of July as the birth of the United States of America.

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. This is what established our nation. Our freedom continues to be protected by the men and woman of the United States Military. While you are celebrating our nation please take a moment to reflect on those that are standing a post somewhere to make sure we continue to be a free nation. Remember those that are away from their families this holiday and others, protecting what the Continental Congress envisioned when they drafted the document that our country was founded on. Take a few more minutes to remember those that have given their life to protect our Constitution and keep us safe.

Your 1014 board will be spending our 4th of July either in the station or spending time with our families as well. We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th.

Please remember the busy time of year is now here for us. We have to be ready to answer the call when the phone rings. Be it an overtime, recall or your 1014 board, you have to be ready.

This 4th of July (and every day) to not drink and drive. Drink responsibly. Think before you start. Get a room or use a designated driver. Unfortunately, every holiday we have members that make a poor, life changing decisions. Don't be that person this year.

We would also like to congratulate station 31 on their win at the Bear Classic last weekend.  They beat L1014 in the finals.  Again a great event was put on by Alex and Ruben Ortiz (8A).    If you missed it this year we look forward to seeing you next year.  It is one of, if not the, best events put on for the members of the LA County Fire Department.  Free food provided by 1014, games and events for the kids and an all around fun time for everyone.  All proceeds go to our LA County Explorer program.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

From the HBFA IAFF Local 3354

CALLING ALL FIREFIGHTERS!!!

Huntington Beach Firefighters' Association is looking for Firefighters to march in the famous Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade! You'll be marching with one of 343 flags with the names of our brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Stand proud with us for the Independence Day commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

Please come join us!

We are hosting: FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums FDNY Rescue 3 FDNY - Engine 33 / Ladder 9

For more information please contact:

Sam Moses - (714) 720-3436 - shb.playeragent1@verizon.net
or
Dave Ferguson - (562) 310-6682 - djferguson61@msn.com

If you are a member of the LA County Firefighters Emerald Society contact them for information.

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

This Sunday is Fathers Day
Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers' Day: is a celebration that started in 1910 honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Fathers' Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

Sunday we can take time to let it all go and celebrate "Father's". 

Whether it is our sons and daughters celebrating us as fathers, or remembering fathers who have passed, fathers who raised sisters and brothers now on the job, fathers that mentored, encouraged and led us all to take on one of the greatest careers in the world; take time to celebrate all that we have and remember our fathers. 

We all have so much to be thankful for and we are proud to be part of one of the greatest "Unions" of men and women who make up the heart and soul of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  We are among the best in the world at what we do, and we work hard to accomplish everything we do as we serve the citizens.  Celebrate and remember the different roles fathers have played in who and where we are today as members of this "Union of Firefighters, Paramedics and Fire Personnel".  How sweet it is!

Your Local 1014 Executive Board wishes all of the "Father's" a "Happy Father's Day" and as always remember to celebrate responsibly... Be safe and smart whether at work or at home.  You all know what that means; we speak to it often... live it.  Enjoy your weekend!

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Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium

Come celebrate your profession and be celebrated by the Dodgers and fans, all for a good cause. The Los Angeles Dodgers will again host its Annual Firefighter Appreciation Night on June 21st against the Washington Nationals. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets NOW.

Firefighter Appreciation Night

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Dodger Stadium

Exclusive Pre-Game Party - 5:00pm
Game time - 7:10pm

More than 3,500 firefighter appreciation tickets were sold at the last Firefighter Appreciation Night with the Giants to support the Foundation. With 200 tickets sold for Firefighter Appreciation Night with the Dodgers, we need to up our game!!

With your ticket you will be able to:

Make it a family night and show your kids the joy of a baseball game while they see the support the Dodgers and the community have for firefighters.

Enjoy a VIP Party with family and friends at the exclusive all you can eat pre-party from 5pm-7pm.

Show off your gift - a Firefighter Themed T-shirt!

...and best of all, watch the Dodgers battle the Nationals.

Everyone will enjoy this one of a kind event while supporting a good cause so get your tickets now! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Coming from far away? Why not rent a bus and bring a whole group of family and friends!

Proceeds Benefit the California Fire Foundation

Note: In order to get access to the exclusive pregame party, and have a portion of your ticket proceeds go back to the Foundation, you must purchase VIP ticket package from the link above.

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The Bear Classic
Saturday, June 24th

The Bear Classic Tournament will be held once again at La Mirada Regional Park.  This is a great event where over 900 people attended last year.  These are our families.  A great day for fun and softball.  All proceeds benefit OUR LA County Fire Explorer program.

This year there is an big addition....after years of threats, the Chief Officers have finally stepped up and put a team in the tournament. This will be the year to come watch if you are not playing.

This event is one of the biggest events our department has. It is a great event for all to attend.

There will be a mobile rock climbing wall, Shakey Quakey, Amp Radio, Monster Energy Drink Event Team and 7-UP event team.  There are great raffle prizes so be prepared to bid on amazing items.  F&A Federal CU, OUR Credit Union, will be there to answer questions or sign you or your kids up for a new account or that loan you need...

1014 Medical will also be there with our different vendors to answer questions and hand out information about the medical plan and your health

Local 1014 will be providing the food for the event.

The address of the park is:

13701 S. Adelfa Dr.
La Mirada, CA 90638

See you there...A great day for the kids (both young and old)

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

MDA Fill The Boot
POSTPONED

Our annual Fill the Boot to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association starting Friday June 10th through Sunday, June 12 has been postponed until a later date in 2016.

The Los Angeles County L1014 Executive Board will be meeting with the MDA leadership staff during next month's board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 to review the logistics for the event and select a new set of dates for this fall. Please know that we did not come to this decision easily, and unfortunately due to limited staffing and preparation, we felt that in order to be successful we needed a longer timeline to execute the objectives of the event. 

The MDA Fill the Boot program is a long standing tradition with Firefighters and L1014. Our goal is to raise funds and support the mission, and we greatly appreciate the continued support of our members and department in achieving this goal. We look forward to sharing the new dates with you next month.

In Solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

ELECTION NIGHT YIELDED BIG VICTORIES

FOR LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS

Local 1014 endorsed and supported many candidates and issues in the Tuesday June 7th Primary Election and we were very effective in helping shape the future of the elected officials who have an impact on our membership and our issues.

We used our influence and strength to work hard in National, State and Local Elections to get results that landed 100% of our candidates and issues in the win column!

No races were more important than elections for our County Board of Supervisors and Mark Ridley Thomas, who we worked so hard to help put in office ran unopposed and secured another term in office.

We endorsed Janice Hahn to replace Don Knabe in the 4th District and she won handily but will be in a runoff in the November General Election. We also endorsed Kathryn Barger to replace Mike Antonovich in the 5th District and she also won handily and will be in a runoff election in November.

We have much to do to finish the job in November, but our efforts and influence in these two races were key to the victories. We partnered with our Sheriff's Deputies from ALADS to run a campaign for Kathryn Barger and we thank them for their alliance with us. It should be noted that their Supervisors Union PPOA did not endorse and stayed out of the race, which put the burden of the effort on ALADS and PPOA. We hope to have them on board for the General Election.

Kamala Harris, our statewide endorsed candidate for US Senator won with a large margin, and will be in the General Election against Loretta Sanchez. We will help lead the way to her victory in November. We also won in every state election with all candidates either winning outright in the primary or making it into the runoff in November. We partnered with our CPF brothers and Sisters in most state races.

We also endorsed Carson City Measure C, a User Utility Tax extension to continue the revenue and the measure passed by a large margin. We supported Santa Clarita Community College District Measure E, to upgrade College of the Canyons Classrooms and facilities and it passed with a large margin as well. We opposed Pomona Measure Y, a digital signsiInitiative which had no provisions for monies to go to fire, but rather only to police as well as the deal was a bad deal for Pomona. This measure failed by a large margin.

To see the complete Los Angeles County results CLICK HERE.

Thank you to all Local 1014 Members for your continued support and our solidarity to be able to have such a powerful impact on the political action and legislation affecting our wages, hours and working conditions. We will keep you updated on the next phases of our work to ensure our endorsed candidates come out on top in the General Election in November.

In solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

June 7, 2016 Local 1014 Primary Election Endorsements

The June 7, 2016 Primary Election is Around the Corner in California and we would like to share Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Recommendations and Endorsements for the Elections. The most important elections we are working on are the County Board of Supervisors Races, District 4 and 5. These two races will replace Supervisors Mike Antonovich (District 5) and Don Knabe (District 4). These two positions will add to the firefighter friendly structure of the Board of Supervisors. We are involved in a very heavy Firefighter and Sheriff Union alliance to help elect Kathryn Barger in the 5th. You will see our television commercials, hear our radio adds, see us on social media and receive our print mail if you live or work in District 5. We are also heavily invested in helping Janice Hahn to win in the 4th as well.

Local 1014 and the IAFF and the CPF have considered Fire Fighter Union Issues and made the following recommendations and endorsements for this Primary Election and we respectfully ask for you to consider your paycheck items and the votes needed to protect our profession as you make your selections. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any Union Board Member.

Thank You in advance for Voting and making a difference.

Local 1014 Executive Board

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

District 4 - Janice Hahn - Kenny Hahn's Daughter and Longtime Local 1014 and California Fire Fighter Supporter. (Don Knabe's Seat)
     
District 5 - Kathryn Barger - Champion of LA County Firefighter Issues including KILLING CELL TOWERS AT LAC FIRE STATIONS. (Mike Antonovich's Seat)
     

Presidential Election

IAFF - No Recommendation for the Primary Election - Both Republican and Democratic Candidates did not take support positions on Fire Fighter Issues in the Primary to warrant an endorsement. The IAFF will reconsider endorsing in the General Election.

CA Senate

Attorney General Kamala Harris - Longtime friend and ally of Local 1014 and California Firefighters protecting our PENSIONS, right to collectively bargain and in Attorney General Opinions as the State's Attorney.


US Congress
 
 
44th Congressional District (CD) - Isadore Hall - Longtime friend of Local 1014 and California Firefighters. Open Seat.
26th CD - Julia Brownley - Incumbent (I)
28th CD - Adam Schiff - (I)
30th CD - Brad Sherman - (I)
32nd CD - Grace Napalitano - (I)
33rd CD - Ted Lieu - (I)
34th CD - Xavier Becerra - (I)
35th CD - Norma Torres - (I)
37th CD - Karen Bass - (I)
38th CD - Linda Sanchez - (I)
40th CD - Lucille Royball-Allard - (I)
43rd CD - Maxine Waters - (I)
47th CD - Alan Lowenthal - (I)

City Political Action

Oppose Measure Y - Pomona Electronic Bill Boards - No Revenue for Fire - Citizens Oppose and Only Pomona PD to receive any Public Safety Money

Support Measure C - Carson - Extension of a User Utility Tax Until 2023 - Fee for Service City with Revenue for Their Contract with LA Co FD

We have No City Council or Mayoral Races This Cycle, but we will be involved with Elections in Pomona, Malibu and Palmdale in November.

College of the Canyons Bond Measure
Measure E will improve facilities for firefighting, law enforcement, EMT and nursing programs by creating a Center for Public Safety & Health Sciences to expand the college's successful fire technology (pre-service and in-service) program.

California State Endorsements

State Assembly
 
 
 
 
 
AD 01: Brian Dahle (R)
AD 02: Jim Wood (D)
AD 03: No Endorsement
AD 04: Dan Wolk (D)
AD 05: Frank Bigelow (R)
AD 06: No Recommendation
AD 07: Kevin McCarty (D)
AD 08: Ken Cooley (D)
AD 09: Jim Cooper (D)
AD 10: No Endorsement
AD 11: Jim Frazier (D)
AD 12: Heath Flora (R)
AD 13: Susan Eggman (D)
AD 14: Mae Torlakson (D)
AD 15: Tony Thurmond (D)
AD 16: Cheryl Cook-Kallio (D)
AD 17: David Chiu (D)
AD 18: Rob Bonta (D)
AD 19: Phil Ting (D)
AD 20: Bill Quirk (D)
AD 21: Adam Gray (D)
AD 22: Kevin Mullin (D)
AD 23: Jim Patterson (R)
AD 24: Neutral
AD 25: Kansen Chu (D)
AD 26: No Endorsement
AD 27: Ash Kalra (D)
AD 28: Evan Low (D)
AD 29: Mark Stone (D)
AD 30: Neutral
AD 31: Joaquin Arambula (D)
AD 32: Rudy Salas, Jr. (D)
AD 33: Jay Obernolte (R)
AD 34: No Recommendation
AD 35: No Recommendation
AD 36: No Endorsement
AD 37: Monique Limon (D)
AD 38: Neutral
AD 39: Raul Bocanegra (D)
AD 40: Marc Steinorth (R)
AD 41: Chris Holden (D)
AD 42: Chad Mayes (R)
AD 43: Ardy Kassakhian (D)
AD 44: Jacqui Irwin (D)
AD 45: Matt Dababneh (D)
AD 46: Adrin Nazarian (D)
AD 47: No Endorsement
AD 48: Bryan Urias (D)
AD 49: Edwin Chau (D)
AD 50: Richard Bloom (D)
AD 51: Jimmy Gomez (D)
AD 52: Freddie Rodriguez (D)
AD 53: Miguel Santiago (D)
AD 54: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D)
AD 55: Ray Marquez (R)
AD 56: Eduardo Garcia (D)
AD 57: Ian Calderon (D)
AD 58: Cristina Garcia (D)
AD 59: Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D)
AD 60: Eric Linder (R)
AD 61: Jose Medina (D)
AD 62: Autumn Burke (D)
AD 63: Anthony Rendon (D)
AD 64: Mike Gipson (D)
AD 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva (D)
AD 66: Al Muratsuchi (D)
AD 67: No Endorsement
AD 68: No Recommendation
AD 69: Tom Daly (D)
AD 70: Patrick O’Donnell (D)
AD 71: Randy Voepel (R)
AD 72: No Endorsement
AD 73: No Endorsement
AD 74: No Endorsement
AD 75: Marie Waldron (R)
AD 76: Rocky Chavez (R)
AD 77: Brian Maienschein (R)
AD 78: Todd Gloria (D)
AD 79: Shirley Weber (D)
AD 80: Lorena Gonzalez (D)
 
 
 
 
State Senate
 
 
 
 
 
SD 01: Ted Gaines (R)
SD 03: Bill Dodd (D)
SD 05: Cathleen Galgiani (D)
SD 07: No Endorsement
SD 09: Neutral
SD 11: Scott Wiener (D)
SD 13: Jerry Hill (D)
SD 15: Jim Beall (D)
SD 17: Bill Monning (D)
SD 19: Hannah Beth-Jackson (D)
SD 21: No Recommendation
SD 23: No Endorsement
SD 25: Anthony Portantino (D)
SD 27: Neutral
SD 29: Neutral
SD 31: Richard Roth (D)
SD 33: Ricardo Lara (D)
SD 35: Steven Bradford (D)
SD 37: No Endorsement
SD39: Toni Atkins (D)
 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel


IAFF Fire Fighters Thank Those Who Have Sacrificed For Us

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HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

As we rest over this weekend, we must take time to remember those who have sacrificed so much to protect our way of life as Americans. Please join the entire Local 1014 Executive Board as we pause this weekend to reflect and remember all of the military personnel who have served or are serving our great Country. In all branches of service, Americans have proudly sacrificed so much to make America the greatest Country in the world. We proudly protect and serve the citizens within our great Country it is important to remember those who protect us and those who have given their all so that we may prosper and have the freedoms we enjoy.

These individuals come from all walks of life. As we set out to enjoy this long three day weekend, take time to watch the tributes. Look at a waving American Flag as you roll down the road. Don't let the sacrifices that are represented pass through you easily this weekend. Let the history of this Country and the memories of those who have served and given their all cause you to slow down and deeply reflect and pay your respects, pay our respects.

We would also like to once again take a moment to remind our membership to Drink Responsibly this weekend. This weekend traditionally sees a lot of travel and with that a high level of alcohol related accidents. Don’t let yourself be one of those individuals who finds themselves in trouble. Limit your drinking! If you make a mistake and have too much to drink, think you might have impairment from drinking, or if you know you will be having a few and be over the limit, DON'T DRIVE. Get a room. Get a cab. Get a driver.

Please also make the effort to put away the phone, food and any other distractions that impair your driving. Keep you and your family safe and sound. Thank you to all members who will be on the line this weekend protecting and serving our citizens in Los Angeles County.

Local 1014 Salutes all those who have served and we remember your sacrifice.

On Saturday May 21, 2016 LACFD and Local 1014 along with the AOC once again honored those members of 1014 who have sacraficed all to protect the citizens of LA County. The event had many uniformed FF's in attendance to pay their respects. Below are a few pictures from the event.

Sincerely,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

10AM Saturday May 21, 2016 we will honor the following:

ALCALA, MICHAEL L. ALLEN, R. MITCHELL ARREGUIN, PHILLIP BAILEY, DAVID L.
BAJENARU, EDISON G. BAKER, RICHARD C. BALLENTINE, JACK D BAQUET, GUY F.
BARTON, ROLAND J. BAYER, KENNETH E. * BAYER, SHAWN M. * BELL, EDMUND T. JR
BERNSTEIN, TIMOTHY J. BORST, WILLIAM J. BOYD, KENNETH A. BROOKS, EDWARD R.
BURNS, TONYA L. CARLIN, PATRICK G. CARR, RICHARD CARTER, ARNOLD L.
CHAPMAN, ROY E. CHATELAIN, JANET L * COBOS, JOHN J. * COMBS, ROBERT A.
COOPER, LARRY L. DAVIDSON, LYNN E. DAVIS, DON M. DUFFY, EDWARD J.
DUGGER, PAUL W. EICHERT, RAYMOND E. ELDRIDGE, THOMAS W. ELKINS, DANIEL E.
ELSEY, GEORGE C. FOSTER, CRAIG H. GEHR, CECIL R. GIBBS, PHILIP D.
GILBERG, MICHAEL GOLDEN-JEFFERSON, CRYSTAL GOODELL, PHILIP B. GRADY, THOMAS P.
HALL, TED HANCOCK, BERT F. HARTMAN, WELLESLEY G. HENGER-NEFF, CARRIE 
HERMAN, CHRISTOPHER D. HERMAN, STEVE H. HISEL, JOSEPH J. JR. HORTON,  JAMES F
HOWE, JAMES E. HUGHES, JOSEPH HUSTED, MARVIN W. KINGSLAND, GEORGE
KNOLL, RAYMOND W. LANGLEY, JEFFREY M. LOCKHART, DARRYL I. MAIBEN, GARY W.
MARSHALL, NEAL D. MAZZOCCO, JOHN D MENOLD, WILLIAM H. METZ, RAY
MICHELLI, JAMES W. MILLER, PETER D. MOISEVE, KENNETH P. MORGAN, GARY S.
NANSEL, WRAY H. QUINONES, ARNIE RADENMACHER, CLYDE RICE, DARRELL 
RICKMAN, DANA A. ROCKEY, GLENN RODRIGUEZ, TIMOTHY RUEZGA, ARTHUR
RUSSELL, KENNETH L. SAVKO, EDWARD J. SCHMIDT, JOHN E. SCHNABEL, STANLEY W.
SHEEHAN, JAMES E. SHERRILL, CLYDE V. SPARK, CHARLES M. STIPPICH, JAMES W.
TAYLOR, JOHN O. TAYLOR, RAY THOMAS, GEORGE A. THOMAS, LEON C.
TORRES, SALVADOR A. WEISS, DALE R. WILBERN, WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS, RAYMOND A.
WILSON, JOHN T. WOOD, DENLIEGH W. WOOSLEY, SAM YODER, JOHN A.
* Brothers Shawn Bayer and John Cobos will be added tomorrow *
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

 
"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET"  
 
"I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHER, SISTER"  
 
 
 
"BROTHERHOOD - SISTERHOOD"
 
"WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY"
 
 
 
"WE WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS"
 
"HONOR" "TRADITION" "PRIDE"

We often use these words to speak about our BROTHERS and SISTERS who have fallen in the line of duty.

I am asking OUR membership to do more than just speak these words on this Saturday, May 21, 2016.

I am asking for the membership, as a FAMILY to show support for the memories of our fallen, and for the families of the fallen who will join us at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Memorial Ceremony.

At 10 am this Saturday there will be two new names of our fallen 1014 brothers added to the wall of honor across from the P. Michael Freeman building (Command and Control).

PLEASE take time to come up and HONOR our fallen.

CAPTAINS I ask you to put this on your station clipboards where the programs for these memorial services no doubt are close by.  At line-up review this and the attached program and get commitments from your crews AND yourselves to attend the solemn ceremony Saturday.

CHIEFS I ask for your commitment to attend as well.

If you are not working on Saturday May 21st then the only place you belong is standing shoulder to shoulder with your brothers and sisters who make up the great membership of Local 1014.  We need to be there to help the families of our fallen to stand strong and show that those words you read earlier continue to ring in your ears.  You need to be there to show respect to all those names on the wall.  To many names!

"WE SHALL NEVER FORGET" – let that apply to this Saturday May 21st also.  Be there and show your support to the families of our fallen, the memories of our brothers and sisters as we always told them we would.

In solidarity,

Dave Gillotte,
President, Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

IAFF Introduces New
Cancer Awareness and Prevention Resource


Understand your cancer risk, know the exposures to carcinogens on the job and reduce your risk of occupational cancer with the new IAFF fire fighter cancer awareness and prevention training course.

This new resource, developed in conjunction with the Fire Fighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), started by our own LA County L1014 member, Mike Dubron, and guided under a Board of Directors and FCSN President Bryan Frieders, is designed to help members avoid and decrease individual risk factors for cancer.

In addition to understanding why fire fighters are at increased risk of cancer, this new training will:

  • Describe the most prominent types of cancer that affect fire fighters.
  • Identify the top carcinogens in the fire fighting environment.
  • Review the major routes of exposure to carcinogens for fire fighters.
  • Encourage behavior changes that can reduce the risk of developing cancer.


Start the cancer awareness and prevention training course.

Watch this video to learn more about the IAFF’s efforts to ensure
our members have a better chance of staying cancer-free.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Political Action Update

Political action is the life blood of our organization. It gives us a voice and a seat at the table in regards to the issues that affect our wages, hours, working conditions and benefits. It is what gives us- your union representatives, the ability to protect your rights. Your Executive Board does not take this responsibility lightly, so we work diligently to endorse and elect political candidates that have your best interests at heart.  We work hard at all levels of our government, including City Council races, County Board of Supervisors, State Assembly, State Senate and Executive Offices. At the Federal level, we work with the IAFF through our per capita dues. Below is a brief update on some of our recent political action activities.

City

  • Local 1014 recently finished a very successful City Council election cycle on April 12, 2016. Five of the Contract Cities that we serve held elections for City Council seats or the Mayor’s office during this election cycle. Nine out of ten of the candidates we endorsed and supported were elected to office. That is a 90 percent success rate of electing candidates that have your best interests at heart. Political action and our partnerships with elected officials are what enable us to get things done- such as re-opening Fire Station 172 in the City of Inglewood and keeping Fire Station 167 open in the City of El Monte. These victories allow our Department to continue providing superior service and maintaining proper staffing levels, both of which are necessary to protect our members and the citizens of the communities that we serve.

County

  • In the last three Board of Supervisors races, your Local has supported and endorsed the three winning candidates, who are now sitting Supervisors. District 1 Supervisor- Hilda Solis, District 2 Supervisor- Mark Ridley-Thomas, and District 3 Supervisor- Sheila Kuehl. These three Supervisors will be inclined to hear and consider our issues and ideas when making their decisions on matters that affect us.  This is an unprecedented success for this local! However, we are not done yet. In the upcoming November 2016 Board of Supervisors elections we have endorsed, and will strongly support, Janice Hahn for the District 4 seat and Kathryn Barger for the District 5 seat.  These qualified candidates have proven track records of being our allies in their previous positions within the government, and will carry those friendships into office with them.

Please keep an eye out for any announcements or requests from your Executive Board for help with their campaigns. We will need help, and we are all in this fight together!

You can always depend on your Local 1014 Executive Board to be on the wall protecting your interests. We will strive to help candidates who support our issues get elected, no matter which side of the aisle they are on, or which political party they belong to. If they support us, we support them. We do not want slot machine votes or yes men but candidates that take public safety seriously and are willing to fight to make sure their residents are protected at appropriate levels.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Firefighter Specialist Exam UPDATE

If you got a disqualification letter PLEASE click HERE to send us the information so we can better help you with your appeal.

We need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Station
  • Shift
  • Battalion
  • Home or Cell number
  • Personal email address (NO COUNTY EMAIL PLEASE)

In the meantime if you have any questions please call Pat Dolan or Dave Morse at (310) 639-1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

We often get members who ask about Politics and our involvement in elections at the Federal, State and Local Levels to include the County Board of Supervisors. We are actively and powerfully involved in all aspects of Political Action and Lobbying and Legislation that affects our Profession, and our members and our families.

The bottom line is that electing folks that will be receptive to our issues, support firefighters and our community issues that protect our salary, pensions and our health care is your Union's business. We work with both parties on firefighter issues as well as those affecting the economic health of our communities which protects our revenue but also the health of the economies of those we serve.

We invite you to take a look at some of those elected leaders on the Federal Level by tuning in to the IAFF Webcast of the 2016 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference starting Monday April 4th and continuing on Tuesday April 5th. Log on and take a listen to both well respected Republicans and Democrats as they speak about our issues and issues in general.

Click this link to watch the web cast

Take a look at our Federal Issues Book and especially take a look at the PEPTA / SAVE Legislation and our opposition to these crafty assaults on our pensions.


PEPTA and the SAFE Retirement Act work in tandem to encourage states and municipalities to do away with defined benefit pension systems. PEPTA aims to confuse legislators by forcing plans to issue reports that create the impression that even the best funded plans are in danger of going bankrupt. It would achieve this by requiring plans to assume unrealistically low rates of return, and disregard the prudent fiscal analysis of plan actuaries. SAFE encourages states and municipalities to replace defined benefit plans with private sector annuity contracts that offer no guarantee of any retirement benefit at all. The first proposal fabricates a crisis while the second offers a harmful solution.

Local 1014 will be tackling these federal issue with our fellow IAFF Union Leaders and also getting set for Local and State Elections here in own Jurisdictions with two more County Board of Supervisors at the top of our ticket. We will keep you informed on our efforts as we progress into the 2016 political program.

Fraternally,

Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
Dave Bauman

 


#IAFFlegcon

LIVE WEBCAST
www.iaff.org/webcast

April 4, 2016 - IAFF Legislative Conference General Session Begins at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

April 5, 2016 - IAFF Legislative Conference General Session Begins at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

Scheduled Speakers (subject to change)
Monday, April 4

 

  • IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger 
  • Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Panel Discussion: Political Pundits Bill Press and Alex Castellanos
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) 
  • Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
Tuesday, April 5
  • Senator Al Franken (D-MN)
  • David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
  • Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD)
  • Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Good Friday through Easter Sunday, many of our members will take time to reflect and remember sacrifice and give pause for all that we have and why.  There will be everything from solemn services to Easter Egg Hunts, BBQ's and Family time.  Some of us will be at the Stations taking care of others all weekend.

Local 1014 would like to ask all of our members to take a moment this weekend, faithful or not, to reflect and consider how fortunate we are to be American and to be the cloth that makes up the LA County Fire Fighters.  We work hard to be a premier team of Professional Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Forestry, Dispatchers, Heavy Equipment, Pilots, Health Haz-Matters, FSA, Fire Prevention and Fire Personnel in the business and we should be humble and proud of our work and all those who serve.

This week has seen yet another Terrorist act in Brussels that has brought tragedy and turmoil to the world.  Take a moment to send your thought's and prayers to the people of Brussels and keep their first responders in our hearts as they deal with the events that rocked their world. 

The Flag of Brussels

We also ask that you mark your calendars for May 21st, 2016, and plan to be at the LA County Fire Fighter's Memorial Ceremony at LAO.  We want every off-duty Local 1014 member to commit to attending this year.  If you are not working, you need to be there.  Join us to pay tribute and to "never forget" our fallen. 

Easter Weekend is a perfect time to reflect, remember, sacrifice and commit to any number of things in our behaviors that make us better people, a better team of folks that serve others and to remember our fallen.  We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and make a plan early if you are going to drink alcohol.  Get a ride, get a room, get a driver set up before you roll.  Your job and your life or others depends on it. 

Happy Easter everyone an enjoy your families and our family this weekend.

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

On behalf of the entire Local 1014 Executive Board and our Team at the Alfred K. Whitehead Labor Center Union Hall we want to take a moment and give you a little bit of Union information and also wish you a wonderful and safe Saint Patrick's Day and remind you to be smart and safe in your celebrations.

If you have never seen the IAFF Frontline Videos please take a moment to view this edition and sign up with the IAFF to receive these informative video updates to stay up on the issues affecting our membership at the national level.

In this edition please take a look at the NFORS story and know that we are one of the ten Unions and Departments who will be participating in the data collection study and software analysis. Data is something we all hate to collect and certainly no one likes to enter it into the systems we have now. This may be an opportunity to not only collect the data we need for staffing and budget items, but also to study the links between staffing levels and station locations and call outcomes.

While we will be pressing hard on the Department on a variety of issues as you have seen and will continue to see, credit where credit is due always, and thank you to the Fire Chief and the Department for embracing this NFORS National IAFF/IAFC project and we have hopes that with the new EPCR, CAD Dispatch and NFORS linked to NFIRS we can one day see a simple and effective data entry and collection system that will take some of the administrative load off our front line folks.

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PROTECT YOUR JOB!

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.....CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Today, Thursday March 17th, The Irish and virtually every other person in the land will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day. As you celebrate St. Patrick's Day take a moment to prepare and protect lives and your job. If you are going to drink alcohol, remember line up a Designated Driver, get a cab, or get a room. Don't put your life or your job in jeopardy...be smart on the green day of the year.


On behalf of the LOCAL 1014 Executive Board – BE SAFE AND STAY INFORMED.

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 pays our respects and
sends our thoughts and prayers

Today, funeral services were held for Camp 13 Inmate Crewmember Shawna Lynn Jones. Shawna Lynn Jones, just 22 years old, from Lancaster was working as an inmate crewmember out of Camp 13 battling a small brush fire in Malibu on February 25 when she was struck by a boulder that rolled off a 100 foot cliff and struck her on the head.

She was serving alongside other crewmembers including our Camp 13 personnel who also had to work to try and save her life, culminating with an air lift from our Air Squad to UCLA Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. She donated her organs to others and she was serving a low level offense sentence while trying to better herself in our camp service, a very important component of our program in addition to serving sentence.

We mourn her loss and send our thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected by this unfortunate tragedy that highlights the dangers of our job and the great efforts of our Local 1014 Members in not only while we serve but without reservation how we do our jobs to save all and pay our respects to all.

Inmates in our programs go through rigorous training and physical conditioning and serve their sentences while giving back to our communities in some way. Jones is the third woman inmate alongside two men inmates who have lost their lives on the fire lines. Let us pause and pay our respects, and remember how dangerous our jobs really are and hats off to all the Camp 13 Crews and the Paramedics and the Air Squads and men and women who got it done that day even in the face of one not returning. Solidarity and strength of The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014 Members.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Nancy Davis Reagan

Today, March 11th the world watched as the former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, President Ronald Reagan.

Mrs. Reagan passed away earlier this week at the age of 94.

During her husband's time as President of the United States, Mrs. Reagan stood by her husband as the constant wife and First Lady. She was there with him through thick and thin.

As the First Lady she was known throughout the world for many things but her biggest accomplishment was her "Just say NO!" campaign.

Their relationship withstood the test of times and their love flourished until President Reagan's death in 2004.

Now Mrs. Reagan lies next to her husband for all eternity at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

She will be missed but not forgotten.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

THE RAMS AREN’T THE ONLY TEAM THAT IS BACK!
Station 172 back open for business!

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Inglewood Fire Station 172 re-opened for business on March 1, 2016 at 0800 - bringing the LA County Local 1014 team back into the community to serve the folks we have come to know and love like our own.

Our crews proudly moved back into 172’s, removed the closed sign and brought the life safety, fire, and paramedic services back into alignment. This will provide better service to all the residents of Inglewood, along with better safety for our members as we get out there and do our jobs.

I would like to extend special thanks to the entire Executive Board of Local 1014. The next time you see them, tell them thank-you for the long hours spent on this project. Another thank-you to the Membership for your tireless effort, hitting the streets and engaging in numerous community meetings and events, which propelled us to where we are today.

Additionally, we thank Fire Chief Osby for putting together an expert team of extremely driven individuals to help accomplish this task. Battalion Chief Jim Robinson and Heidi Olivas and their staff worked with Director Lew Currier to pull off yet another SAFER ACT Grant award, infusing this engine with two years of funding. Lorraine Buck and the staff of Planning put the numbers together and crunched cost shares, carry overs, assumptions, caps and more. I know this because I spent many hours in the small offices of Planning preparing to work with the Mayor, and without the preparation we could not have achieved our goal. We all thank you, for a job well done! It was a wonderful example of true teamwork and collaboration in the trenches.

This has been a difficult fight, but once again, political action combined with establishing relationships with elected officials and with our communities pays off. This re-opening did not happen by accident, and without our direct involvement it may have never happened at all. Fire Station 172 became an unfortunate pawn in the economic downturn, and within the political landscape affecting elections in Inglewood. We must work diligently to avoid both of these aspects, which remain realities at this time.

With the Executive Board leading the charge, the membership of Local 1014 put in countless hours and a good deal of financial support to help elect this City Council. They care not only about their community, but about their firefighters, paramedics and fire personnel, along with every other public sector worker in town and the businesses that help drive the economy of the city.

We maintain a special relationship with Inglewood Mayor Jim Butts and with the City Council, especially Council member Alex Padilla, from District 2 where Fire Station 172 is located, and with District 3 Council member Eloy Morales Jr. Council members, George Dotson and Ralph Franklin also came to realize the extent of our value to the city. I recently spent quite a bit of time with Mayor Butts, who happens to be a former Police Officer and Swat Team Leader with a Bachelor’s degree from Cal State LA and an MBA from Cal Poly Pomona, and I can tell you he drives a hard bargain for his city, as he should. However, when treated like our customer, given some direction and targeted discussion on the numbers and the critical needs of the city, the Mayor is a partner to us. In my view that will enable long term progress for all issues affecting the City of Inglewood. The Mayor worked tirelessly to bring back two financial engines to the City of Inglewood and I am proud to say we have part ne red on the projects heavily. For example, The Madison Square Garden owned Forum is rockin’ the streets of Inglewood to warm up for the Los Angeles Rams’ return to a new stadium, along with a business and entertainment complex that will truly be the envy of the world.

We must express our gratitude to our Labor partners from the LA County Federation of Labor, who will build and staff the venue with Union workers, providing jobs with good pay and benefits. Finally, without the Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke, we would not be getting the team and 172’s would not be opening back up. He provided necessary funding to the project after Local 1014 met with him and his team personally to garner his support. We look forward to a long standing and fruitful relationship with the Rams organization as we move into the future.

One last congratulations to us all, and let’s go serve the city of Inglewood with Pride!

Dave Gillotte
IAFF Local 1014 President

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Thank you Brothers and Sisters for making the Calabasas Regional General Membership Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016 a great success. Calabasas saw record temperatures and traffic, but the membership braved it all and we had a packed room. We are extremely appreciative of all who made the trek to participate. The meeting was very rich; we discussed many issues, listened to guest speakers and tore up a few Jersey Mike's Subs as we worked for a few hours to tackle the business. A Union that is educated, informed and involved is a much stronger Union.

Now that we are "in contract" for both salary and benefits with our CCU Fringe Package, we can now get back to regularly scheduled Regional Membership Meetings. Local 1014 is working to have quarterly regional membership meetings at different locations throughout the County. We will keep you informed of future dates and locations. Additionally, take the second Tuesday of any Month and come on down to Local 1014 to help with the business of the Union and get caught up on the issues. We look forward to having the membership in the house. Also please log on to the Local 1014 website at local1014.org and register to receive our e-mail web-blasts to stay informed.

We discussed many subjects and presented a large amount of information during the Regional Meeting. Those specific subjects will be sent out in other bulletins and communications. Below are a couple of subject’s which merit follow up:

OVERPAYMENT LETTERS AND EMAILS FROM THE AUDITOR CONTROLLER:

The overpayment and underpayment of salary as a result of the Payroll debacle from the Auditor Controller in processing our raises is a serious ongoing subject we are addressing. There was also an overpayment issue in the Camps that has been ongoing (over 2 years for resolution) as well. We have pressed on the Chief and the County to fix this very serious problem, which has created a lack of confidence and faith in our payroll to properly calculate and accurately pay our members. We are actively participating in the recently established Payroll Task Force, with 2nd Vice President Dave Morse and Director's Andy Doyle and Mike Jones appointed for Labor. We will be holding our position and filing administrative charges and possibly a lawsuit. We will continue to pressure and leverage the actions of the Department to move in the right direction to our satisfaction.

As most everyone knows through communications from 1014 and the Department there was an overpayment issue with the retroactive salary increase to members of 601 & 602. It appears this was specifically the “fire series” members. The department contacted the Auditor Controller immediately to get an explanation on what happened, how it was going to be fixed and going forward what is the fix to keep this from happening again.

The Union worked closely with management in Payroll to resolve the issue in the least impactful way to our members. If you were one of the 852 people who were over paid you would have received an email from the department to your County email address informing you that you were overpaid between X dollars and X dollars. If you were overpaid more than $1000 you received a phone call.

You were given three options; 1) pay the complete amount back (have it deducted, pre tax) on the December 30th paycheck, 2) deal with it after January 2016 with a full accounting of how they came up with the figures or 3) no response which put it to after January 2016 for a complete accounting.

The Auditor Controller is trying to catch up with their issues. Within the next few months for those who chose option 2 or 3 the Auditor Controller will be contacting you by U.S. Mail with an accounting of what happened. Prior to you getting this letter the Union will work with the Payroll management to make sure what they are putting out is not only concise, but also easy to read and correct.

Our members in the Camps were notified sometime ago that there was an overpayment to many of them. Local 1014 has been working with the Department to not only understand what happened but to make sure they are correct and to find a solution to make sure this does not happen again.

During this last summer when most of our Camps personnel were in Northern California fighting fires the Auditor Controller had our payroll notify those camps personnel (93 +/- members) of the final accounting of their overpayment with a complete breakdown of the overpayment. Local 1014 was contacted by many members and it was requested we ask for an extension until after January 2016. Recently payroll sent out the letters once again and has asked for a response by February 12th, 2016.

You have many options. You can choose not to pay and have them take you to court to get the money from you, you can chose one of the options they have offered for a withdrawal of pre-tax dollars OR you can call the number on the letter and explain that you would like to look and a different payment plan. As always if you have any issues please let us know.

Obviously there is more work to do from the Task Force and we expect a better quality payroll system going forward from this County and our Department to pay our members correctly and timely.

EA-45: HIRING OR ASSIGNING RELATIVES/PERSONAL RELATIONS POLICY:

Recently the Department sent out the first ever “Anti-Nepotism” policy for the Fire Department. While we don't like this policy as written, and we understand the concept of "There shall be no unfair advantage in testing and promoting based on family relationships", we believe strongly in the concept of "There shall be no UNFAIR DISADVANTAGE in testing and promoting based on family relationships". While there is a great body of case law both federal and state that empower and define anti-nepotism policies and procedures, we feel this policy does not hit the mark to prevent clear and convincing family advantage potential situations, but rather is a reaction to the LA Times driven actions of the Department to address a non related issue that is political in nature. We will be examining the language with our Legal Counsel and determining any potential course of action in response to the policy. This policy on the first draft was presented to the Union on a meet and consult basis and we gave our input. The policy was renamed and re-written with the input of all Unions represented in the fire department, not just 1014.

What should you do now? "Work wow, grieve later" is the sound advice as always. So we recommend you follow the orders and instructions to fill out the sheet and to the best of your ability disclose what is asked for. We believe the language as written to cover "personal relationships" without clearly defining this could actually apply to each and every one of us with respect to each other.

During our meet and consult we recommended the department print up 3000 rosters of personnel because we are all brothers and sisters and we see our fire families more, especially lately, than we do our own families. Some of your Executive Board will fill it out and list and attach the entire membership roster defining our personal relationship with all of you.

We understand the basic premise as the laws provide to prevent unfair advantage or disadvantage. We believe there are much better ways to ensure against this while not infringing on our ability to work together in familial and personal relationship status.

Please call the Union and speak with a Board Member if you have any circumstance you need help with to complete the form properly.

Once again, thank you for the great turnout and participation at the Regional Membership Meeting in Calabasas and we look forward to the next meeting where we will tackle more of the work ahead of us.  Sign up for our e-mail web-blasts and/or go to the website to see the latest information on issues affecting our membership.

Fraternally,

Local 1014 Executive Board

 
 

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

It's time to Train, Learn and Lead!

The Los Angeles County Firefighters' Association will be hosting FTC 2016 "Gathering of Legends" on March 1st and 2nd, 2016 in Pasadena at the Pasadena Convention Center. This years line up of nationally recognized speakers is guaranteed not to disappoint! The Firefighters' Association has gathered some of the top experts in the Fire Service to discuss some of the most important aspects of our job:

Leadership and Command
Fire Ground Tactics
Situational Awareness
Fire Dynamics

The Keynote Speaker will be Admiral Eric Thor Olson, United States Navy Admiral (Ret.). Admiral Olson was the first Navy SEAL to be appointed to 3 and 4 Star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM's combatant commander. As graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Admiral Olson participated in several conflicts and contingency operations, and has served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics development officer and joint special operations staff officer. His overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy Programs officer in Tunisia. Admiral Olson was in charge of all Navy SEAL's during Desert Storm and in 1993. He participated in the Battle of Mogadishu, where he was later awarded the Silver Star for his actions in combat.

Whether you are a 1st spot "boot" or 30 year veteran, this years Fire Training Conference is designed to target all aspects and ranks of our profession. Your Local 1014 Board highly recommends you attend this Conference that is FREE to all Los Angeles County Firefighter Association Members. Lunch and morning snacks will be provided. Discounted hotel rooms are available at the WESTIN in Pasadena. You will have the opportunity to earn up to 14 hours of EMT CE!

In addition, Your Local 1014 will be hosting an event on the evening of March 1st in Old Town Pasadena. This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and reconnect with our colleagues and friends.

SIGN UP NOW WHILE THERE IS STILL AVAILABILITY AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY.

REGISTER BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: http://www.lacountyfirefighters.org

See you at this exciting event!

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Tuesday February 9th
1014 General Membership meeting

As a reminder, this Tuesday we are once again going on the road for our 1014 General Membership Meeting.  We initial informed you of this January 13th.

When:  
  February 9, 2016 - 1000 AM
   
What:  
  1014 General Membership meeting
   
Where:  
  Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
   

We will provide coffee/donuts and lunch. We will have T-shirts and other 1014 items with us.

We will be addressing issues such as:

Staffing
Payroll
Hiring situation
Discipline
EMS
1014 MOU changes
Fringe benefit changes

And many other items

 

Any questions or if you like us to address something specific contact David Baumann at (310) 562-2322


Congratulations and welcome to class 141

Our newest members of 1014 hit the ground running this weekend. Welcome. A big thank you to those that jumped right in with both feet to the fire and were able to get people out of recalls on Saturday and Sunday as well as sign up for overtime.


Congratulations to the Denver Broncos for wining Super Bowl 50!

Hopefully all those that watched the game either from the comfort of your own home, the fire house or at an event, enjoyed themselves.

Have a safe week and we will see you Tuesday

General Membership meeting

Class 141

Denver Broncos

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Brothers and Sisters,

A quick update on a few important issues your Union is working on heading into February 2016….

We ratified our final Contract for Bargaining Unit Members 603 and 604 encompassing our Local 1014 Family of Dispatchers, Fire Prevention Engineering Personnel, Forestry Technicians, and Health Haz-Mat Specialists. These members are the supporting cast for our 601 and 602 members in keeping the County safe and we thank them for their work and are proud to have negotiated another very lucrative contract with additional bonus programs in place as well. The ballots were returned with good turnout and an 87% yes vote to ratify. This now will be ratified by the BOS and implemented with retro-activity asap.

With that accomplished Local 1014 members are now all safely in 3 year salary contracts and fringe contract. This is very important as we move forward and the County faces a few more challenges as we climb out of the financial hole we have been in. The forecast looks good moving forward, but as always don’t count on anything until it is here, but we are cautiously optimistic about the upward trend in our revenues vs. expenditures.

Now the sad truth about our raises… We have to contend with our Department Human Resources section, Payroll and the Auditor Controller to actually finish getting our raises with the bonus’ and premium time adjustments for all of our specialties and work downs, 40 hour pay and more. Clearly the Department and the County has let not only us, but all County brothers and sisters, including our Chief Officers, down in this most important area of responsibility. It is one of the most important and fundamental job duties and responsibilities of our Human Resources Section and ultimately under the control and accountability of the Fire Chief and his two Chief Deputies in Operations and Business Operations to ensure that we get paid correctly and on time, and they have failed to meet the mark. It is incumbent on the department to ensure and even DEMAND the Auditor Controller service our Department and employees with a high level of quality work when it comes to salary and benefit administration.

We have seen overpayments, underpayments, no bonus pay in certain instances and not just on rare occasion, but fairly regularly. The Fire Chief has responded to our demand to correct this situation not only in the instant matters but also as a whole to correct problems that have been systemic since we switched over to e-caps for payroll. We obviously still use IPFIRS to enter our time, and clearly the twice monthly shut down of the system to hand calculate the eccentricities of our pay to then enter into e-caps, is not working. The Fire Chief blasted the Auditor Controller and demanded a “PAYROLL TASK FORCE” be established comprised of Labor, Department and County Representatives to identify what the problems are and make sound recommendations to correct the problems. Local 1014 has 2nd Vice President Dave Morse and Directors Andy Doyle and Mike Jones assigned to the Task Force and they are meeting at a minimum weekly to get to the work at hand. We will keep you updated as the work occurs, and we are hopeful that this will lead to a payroll system that will work well and a timecard we can easily read and understand to ensure we are paid correctly. In the meantime, if you have any payroll or timecard issues please contact the Union Hall and we can assist in resolving your item.

While we are appreciative of the Fire Chief moving this item in collaboration and with sufficient weight of the Department Head to get solutions and corrections that are so needed, it is too late in the game for us all to operate on trust and with any level of confidence in the Department Human Resources and Operations Staff to get it done timely and correctly, so Local 1014 is moving forward with a series of Grievance General In Characters and possible legal action to hold the Fire Chief, the County, the Auditor Controller, and Human Resources accountable for correct payment of salary and benefits to our members. We will move forward with these actions simultaneously with our efforts on the “Payroll Task Force”. It is too bad it has to be this way, and while we stand committed to working with the Department and County, it will be with accompanying leverage of legal and administrative actions.

Along the same lines, the Human Resources Section is also responsible for the entry level testing to hire new recruits and also to predict the need for paramedic school attendees and promotions based on retirements and vacancies. It is clear that the civilian personnel in Human Resources have no idea what those needs are and when we need them. The entry level testing we recently experienced was a complete failure and embarrassment to our great Department. We are getting by with the process but with a low bar on quality of process and timeliness of process with log jams occurring with entry level physicals and other such pre-academy needs. We barely had enough personnel cleared and ready for the January 25, 2015 class. Human Resources blames the County and the problems with the resources for physicals and background and so forth, but ultimately it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY under the direction of the Fire Chief and the Chief Deputies to prepare, recommend and ensure and even demand the resources are ready and can process our candidates so we can hire and train and be ready to address staffing needs for not only recruits, but paramedics and promotional positions to do our jobs.

Perhaps one day the civilian work force in Human Resources will not consider the safety personnel as the enemy and rather view them as the people who put their lives on the line each shift to protect the public and save lives. Perhaps the sworn Chief Officers at executive level will demand the Human Resources personnel be educated, trained and philosophically aligned with the needs of those of us who do the work where the rubber meets the road. For now, the Union will work to not only identify these needs, but also hold accountable the work of this section moving forward with entry level testing, promotional testing and layered recruitment and retention efforts as well. There has been a complete failure on behalf of the Human Resources Section to be proactive, progressive and data backed in their efforts to recruit and retain minority and women candidates and in all areas of hiring, a solid basis for quality of candidate in our latest processes. We will also be addressing these issues without fear and in a way where we can all be proud of our recruiting efforts, our entry level testing and promotional testing efforts. We have great training and education and professional resources within the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprentice Committee (JAC) to address all of the entry level testing and recruiting issues we must address. The Human Resources Section didn’t even know what JAC was when asked, nor are they even remotely connected to state of the art data backed progressive testing and recruiting processes. We deserve better from our Department in this most important work to ensure the best and most qualified candidates complete with diversity embedded are who we hire. We will be taking this effort direct to not only the Fire Chief, but also the County including the Board of Supervisors as we move forward. We can no longer wait for the Human Resources Section and the executives overseeing this to get it right. Stay tuned and we will keep you informed as we make recommendations to the Board of Supervisor and the Fire Chief to make our system a premium system we can all be proud of.

Finally, a little bit about training and equipment. The Union just got back from the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Symposium (ALTS) where we took part in Leadership Training that involved many operations issues and equipment issues. We are quite proud of our Training Services Section and an number of our members who instruct in Fire Ground Survival Training and other areas of operations. A live stream of “Surviving the Fire Ground” was broadcast and many of you tuned in live. For those who did not, please take a look at this and see what you think of not only the training, but the message delivery from this teaching cadre and please comment back to us at info@local1014.org As always, be safe, be vigilant and protect not only the public we serve, but also your rights as you perform you job, call the Union for assistance or help on administrative matters that may affect your paycheck or have adverse impact on you.

Safety Stand Down on Important Issues in the Fire Service

Fraternally and in Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Executive Board of Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Friday January 22, 2016 UPDATE

Payroll
 1111

Recently President Gillotte and Chief Osby met with the Auditor-Controller (A-C) to voice their frustration and displeasure with the handling of our pay and demanded something be done to take corrective actions.

The e-HR system, managed by the (A-C), has had difficulties in supporting the unique schedules and bonuses of many of our employees.  This has resulted in numerous payroll errors. 

A Task Force made up of representatives from the A-C, LACFD Business Operations, 1014, LACOLA (Lifeguards), and the Fire Department’s Association of Chiefs (AOC) has been implemented to work towards resolving the on-going payroll issues.  The Task Force will continue to meet on a regular weekly basis to develop a short-term plan that will identify payroll solutions that can be immediately implemented; enhancements to exception reports that will highlight payroll discrepancies prior to payroll processing; and modifications to the paystub to improve clarity.  The Task Force will also collaborate on long-term goals that encompass strategic modifications to the e-HR system specific to the LACFD and development of innovative strategies that will integrate with e-HR.

As always if you have payroll issues please let us know so we can assist to get them resolved as well as bring those issues forward to the Task Force to resolve them permanently.


603/604 ratification vote
 

On January 6, 2016 ballots were sent to 156 members of 603/604 bargaining units for a ratification to the terms of their contract.

Those ballots were returned and counted by the elections company and the following are the results:

100 ballots returned
87 YES
13 NO

We will now notify the CEO's office that we have reached an affirmative ratification vote and the CEO will then prepare a report for the Board of Supervisors meeting so they too can approve the contract.

Direction will then be given to the Auditor-Controller to implement the new contract with the cost of living increases being effective December 1, 2015.

We will keep you updated on the time line of events.


Camps Overpayment
 

Last summer our camps personnel were notified by mail from payroll of an overpayment error. 1014 demanded that there be a full accounting of what happened, why it happened and what will be done going forward to keep it from happening. We randomly looked at the accounting of the overpayments for some of the 93 members, both active and retired.

Payroll is now moving forward with sending out letters to those affected members informing them of their options as well as an accounting of the complete overpayments.

If you should have any questions please let us know.

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Tune in for the IAFF Safety Stand Down on Monday, January 18, 2016 LIVE WEBCAST

A live webcast will be held during the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) featuring workshops on Fire Safety Standards and Codes and Surviving the Fire Ground. The webcast is scheduled for Eastern Time and is free to all IAFF members.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EST)
Fire Safety Standards and Codes
Learn more about current issues in building codes - including solar and stored energy safety and tall wood buildings - that dramatically affect your safety and response and which are now under debate in the codes and standards development process.
Presenters:

  • Richard L. Swan Jr., IAFF Director of Wildland Fire Fighting Safety and Response
  • Sean P. DeCrane, Cleveland, OH Local 93
  • Matthew Paiss, San Jose, CA Local 230

2:00-4:00 p.m. (EST)
Surviving the Fire Ground: What Leaders Need to Know
Changes to the modern fire environment have made some traditional firefighting methods ineffective or even dangerous. Learn more about new tactical considerations that could change your standard operating guidelines.
Presenters:
  • Peter A. Van Dorpe, Chicago, IL Local 2
  • Sean P. DeCrane, Cleveland, OH Local 93

Watch as a group at the firehouse or union hall, or on the go wherever you are. The webcast will be also available on the conference web site and IAFF Frontline app.

Don't have the IAFF Frontline app? Download it to your device from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Season’s Greetings brothers and sisters of 1014! This holiday season finds our membership stretched thin, especially in the firefighter rank, resulting in difficulty for some Cardfiles to fill vacancies under normal staffing procedures. Similar to the recent fire weather "augmented staffing" days, this has contributed to an exceptionally high number of recalls in certain battalions. The situation that we find ourselves in is a direct result of the lack of preparation and planning by Human Resources and Fire Department management for entry level testing and promotional stagnation resulting in unprecedented vacancies.

Due to the current and predicted high number of vacancies, Local 1014 has reached out to the Department to develop temporary and non-precedent setting solutions to help ease the burden to our members that are experiencing excessive recalls. Local 1014 will continue to meet with the Department to bring new and innovative ideas from the Membership and the Executive Board. Collaborative efforts have led to the implementation of an early fill date for Thanksgiving, as well as an early lifting of the overtime cap. 

To ensure consistency in all battalions with the staffing procedures for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Department and the Union have agreed to the following procedures:

Prior to recalling personnel back to back for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Battalion Cardfiles shall utilize their recognized Sister Battalions for recalls after all members up for recall on the shift and affected battalion have been exhausted. 

If the Sister Battalion cannot fill all requested recall positions, then the positions shall be returned to the original Cardfile to be filled with battalion personnel even if this requires back to back recalls.

This is a temporary fix to help our membership through the holidays. Your Executive Board understands the sacrifices that we all accept to serve in this noble profession that we all chose. We believe this gives our members the best chance to spend one of the days with their families and celebrate the holidays. Encourage your newer personnel to step up and work that spot for the veteran or the members with children. Volunteer, get somebody out of a recall if you can, go available, it will be remembered and appreciated for years to come! This is a great time to show people what "Brotherhood and Sisterhood is all about! These terms means a lot in this profession and are certainly inclusive of everybody that dons the uniform and wears the “Bear” with pride.

The solution to our current staffing state of affairs is adequate hiring predictions, paramedic school predictions, promotions, retirements, specific regional needs, seasonal fire weather, etc. We would all like to think that our managers and HR staff has considered all of these factors and has planned accordingly, but clearly this is not the case. Labor is determined and dedicated to work with management to find short and long term solutions to not only our staffing problems, but many other issues that are currently plaguing this fine Fire Department. We will continue additional staffing talks in January and we welcome your recommendations at the next General Membership meeting January 12, 2016. Our next regional meeting will be in Calabasas on February 9, 2016 with details to follow. 

Thank you for working together as a membership to help each other out.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Happy Thanksgiving
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters

Simply, it is time for us all to take a breath, reflect and appreciate the blessings we have. Our Membership is the heart and soul of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and we have been working hard and getting it done like the true professionals we are. We are the best in the west not by accident, but rather because our tradition and passion for what we do fuels our work unlike anywhere else in the Nation. We are trained to think on the fly and make it happen and do more with less and do it well. We are a proud team and rightly so.

Similarly, we have all worked very hard in our Union world to land an extremely rich contract for the next 3 years. Local 1014 membership has come together time after time to stand in solidarity and protect and advance our job in every way possible. It is clear we have a few challenges with management and their work product in payroll, entry level and promotional testing, staffing and hiring new firefighters for relief of recalls. We know we have much to do before the year ends and we will be back at it next week finishing the fringe contract and auditing payroll to ensure all raises, bonuses and retro pay have been correctly payed. However, take today and this weekend to pause and count our blessings. Give thanks for all we have, give thanks to all who protect our freedom and our Great Country.

Whether you are at home today with your family, or at work with your other family...our family...recognize how fortunate each and every one of us are to be a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Local 1014. Thanks to all for your service and dedication to the job and to the Union. "ONE BADGE, ONE BEAR, ONE SHARE!" Be SAFE and SMART as you celebrate this great Holiday...don't risk your job.

In Thankful Solidarity and Unity,

YOUR Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

EARLY STAFFING FILL FOR THANKSGIVING DAY!

Your Local 1014 Board met with the Department this week to continue discussions on staffing issues, including recalls and vacancies and the impact of staffing shortfalls, specifically during peak need times and holidays.

While Local 1014 is not responsible for the analysis of vacancies, promotions, retirements, paramedic school attendance and the impact on our numbers, we are now actively engaged in such to provide planning and assistance relative to our staffing needs vs. impact to our membership.

We must give credit to the Operations Chief Deputy as well as the Operations Deputy Chiefs for working with Local 1014 Executive Board Members to address staffing issues. We have met with Ops Staff Deputies and together moved a temporary Thanksgiving Day fill procedure designed to give our members as much advanced notice and to capture all folks up for recall before they go off and cannot be contacted in some cases.

The Department has agreed with Local 1014 to staff for Thanksgiving by filling on Saturday, November 21, 2015. We feel this will provide our members more notice and ability to plan and prepare for Thanksgiving and work to get recall relief if recalled and capture appropriately the members up for recall. Watch for the Department EA on Thanksgiving fill.

Next week 1014 Board Members will be meeting with the Deputy Chiefs to discuss temporary and systemic relief actions that may be implemented given the shortage of personnel and staffing as we continue to fill the gaps in our ranks. No tactics and strategies are off the table.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

UCLA Study

Local 1014 has been approached by UCLA Associate Professor Corrine Bendersky and Ph. D. student Felix Danbold to support a research study on modern firefighting. After reviewing the study and methodology Local 1014 is in full support of the study and we encourage our membership to participate in the research that will yield valuable data and information that will assist us in fire department work.

The study consists of sworn members taking a short anonymous and confidential online survey. The survey will consist of watching a few videos and answer a few questions. The information obtained will be valuable for the Department and the Union alike. All answers should be candid and honest and the survey should be completed individually and privately.

Please follow the log in instructions sent out by the Department and all e mail addresses will be untraceable and neither the Department nor the researchers will be able to match responses to any individual taking the survey. No identifying information will be collected and the responses will be combined with those from departments from throughout the Country.

Additionally if you would like to receive a link to the survey from your private e-mail simply CLICK HERE and you can use your private e-mail to access the survey.

We would also like to thank Corrine Bendersky and her crew for giving a donation in support of our Los Angeles County Fire Department Widow and Orphans Fund/Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial. Their support will benefit the memorial fund and the scholarships established to assist the families of our fallen.

We ask all members to take a moment and participate in this valuable fire service research survey. Thank you in advance for your time and effort to help advance the fire service.

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel


CHOICES ANNUAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 31ST 2015 AT MIDNIGHT - TONIGHT – SELECT YOUR 2015 BENEFITS

Follow the instructions in your Choices Benefit Enrollment Packet but here are some reminders:

  • You must finish enrollment by Midnight October 31 2015 – Online at www.mylacountybenefits.com or by phone at 1-888-822-0487.
  • To access either enrollment system you need your employee number and your Personal Identification No. (MMYYYY -2 digit month and 4-digit year of your birth)
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO WAIVE MEDICAL COVERAGE or you will automatically be enrolled in Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health Plan.
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO PARTICIPATE IN A HELATH CARE AND / OR DEPENDENT CARE SPENDING ACCOUNT
  • YOU MUST ENROLL TO ADD INSURANCE COVERAGE OR LEVELS AND TO ADD OR DELETE DEPENDENTS FOR COVERAGE (Social Security Numbers Needed)

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health and Dental Plan Highlights:

  • FREE BODY SCAN EXTENED FOR 1 MORE YEAR.
  • IF YOU PROMOTE TO BATTALION CHIEF BEFORE YOU AND HAVE NOT BEEN OR SELECTED LOCAL 1014 HEALTHPLAN THE COUNTY WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP FOR THE PLAN EVER.  THAT MEANS YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS PLAN INTO RETIREMENT. 
  • LOCAL 1014 OFFERS SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL UP TO 2,000 LIFETIME ORTHODONTIA AND 1,000 EXCESS DENTAL COVERAGE
  • VSP VISION PLAN AT MAXIMUM BENEFIT LEVELS
  • TAKE THE PLAN WITH YOU “AS IS” INTO RETIREMENT

Take time to elect your Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance, AD & D and Spending Account “CHOICES” by midnight October 31, 2015.

If you have questions or need answers about the 1014 medical plan follow this link: http://www.local1014medical.org/

Daylight savings time ends tonight

Don't forget to change your clocks. We fall back one hour tonight (November 1) at 0200. As we recommend to all it is a good time to change your smoke detector battery as well.

Staffing these last few days have been tough

As we finish out the augmented staffing today (hopefully) we would like to acknowledge all of those that were recalled (some multiple days in a row). It has been tough being on telephone standby and a big wind event but once again the residents got lucky with no major incident. Our members are true professionals and you have been through a lot with the low staffing levels which cause may recalls. Keep safe out there and when you are off please take time to rest up and spend time with your families. Who knows what will be coming next week or when El Nino hits...



Finally as you close out this October Month with the Halloween Celebrations with your families, remember DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!  JUST DON’T DO IT!  GET A CAB, GET A RIDE OR DRIVER OR GET A ROOM if you are going to consume alcohol in your celebrations.  It’s just that simple at this point.  We all know it, and have been reminded and reminded and seen the pain and suffering a DUI or worse can cause our membership, yet a few continue to disregard the news and significantly impact their future and their families futures.  TAKE A PLEDGE NOT TO TEXT AND DRIVE ALSO….. AS BAD AS DRINKING AND DRIVING FOR ACCIDENTS AND ILLEGAL ALSO, IT IS TIME WE TACKLE THIS ALSO.  So go out and have fun, enjoy your families and celebrations, but do it responsibly.

On Behalf of your entire Local 1014 Executive Board,

Your 1014 executive board

  Dave Gillotte   
  President  
Dave
Lopez
 John Smolin Dave Morse 
 1st VP Treasurer 2nd VP 
     
  Directors  
David Baumann Pat
Dolan 
Lew Currier 
Steve
Dewitt 
Andy Doyle  Mike Jones
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Gino "Rick" Zeni

Brother Gino "Rick" Zeni, Fire Station 125, Battalion 5, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the age of 49.   Rick was a lifelong public servant who served as a longtime Lifeguard with Ventura County, a Fire Fighter with the City of Santa Paula and a Fire Fighter with Ventura County Federal Fire Department.  Rick began his career as a Los Angeles County Fire Fighter in 2003.  Rick was a dedicated and respected member of our Department who faithfully served for 12 years.

Rick was a proud husband and father.  He leaves behind his wife Sandra "Sugar" and his 2 boys age 9 and 7.

Please keep Brother Zeni, his family and his fire family in your thoughts and prayers.


A flag ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015,
beginning at 11:00 a.m. at:

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Fire Station 125
5215 North Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015
beginning at 3:00 p.m. at:

Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA 91362

A fund has been established to aid Fire Fighter Zeni's family.
Donations may be sent to:

The Zeni Family Memorial Fund
c/o F & A Federal Credit Union
2625 Corporate Place
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(800) 222-1226
Account# 543331

Cards and letters are welcome and may be sent to:

The Zeni Family
c/o LA County Firefighters Local 1014
3460 Fletcher Ave
El Monte, CA. 91731
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

All Local 1014 Members, Family Members and those who care about our current and future firefighters retirement benefits including death benefits for our survivors and children....

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ON OUR RETIREMENT SECURITY AND THE REED/DE MAIO ATTACK ON OUR BENEFITS.

We defeated attacks from these two ideologues who have a hatred of firefighters and no comprehension of the risk of our profession and the relationship to medical and retirement benefits for the years when we might and often do battle the demons of our exposures.

Please take a look at this and tuck away the fact that they have not gone away, and the threat is not dead, and we will once again have to resource up and fight this repetitive right-wing unjustified assault on our membership and our future members. Responsible funding of retirements and financially responsible benefit levels are key, and we have always and will continue to meet that mark as evidenced by the health of our pension plan. Enough is enough. More to come.

New Attack on Secure Retirement Launched by Failed Ex-Pols

Reed & DeMaio Take Aim at New Workers, Threaten Death & Disability Benefits

Despite an embarrassing failure in their first attempt, two ex-politicians are doubling down in their assault on retirement security for firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public workers.

Two new ballot proposals - filed this week - would effectively end secure retirement for new public workers and bleed away the foundation of retirement security for all workers - current and future. Like their predecessor, the new measures spilled out of the poisoned pens of two unemployed politicians - former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio.

The "Voter Empowerment Act": a trimmed-down version of the retirement-gutting measure introduced earlier this year. This version ends secure pensions for new employees, bans any retirement benefit hikes without a public vote and restricts employer costs. It also continues the threat to death and disability benefits.

The "Government Pension Cap Act": Limits employer contributions, putting the burden of keeping the system solvent squarely on the backs of employees.

Below is a statement from Dave Low, chair of Californians for Retirement Security, the statewide pension coalition supported by CPF.

"It's clear that the proponents of eliminating retirement security for teachers, firefighters, school employees and other public servants are more interested in playing politics and rewarding Wall Street than providing the retirement security all Californians deserve. Their new proposals would ultimately do what their previous failed attempts would have done: create billions of dollars in costs for the state's pension systems, jeopardize the ability to attract and retain teachers, police officers and other public employees and jeopardize a secure retirement for hard-working, middle class families."

CLICK HERE to read a report from the Sacramento Bee.

CPF and CRS are preparing additional material on the measures and the effort to defeat them.

Keep track of updates at www.cpf.org, CPF Facebook and Twitter pages.

They will keep trying but we have to keep fighting for our retirement. Stay tuned.....

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

601 & 602 Contract ratification update

Today the ballots were tallied by the California Elections Committee (CEC) for the 601 & 602 contract ratification.

The results are as follows:

2704 Ballots mailed out  
1206 Ballots returned  
     
1107 Yes 97.1%
35 No 2.9%

Next the County will have the County Council review the contract as well as both the County and 1014 will go trough the contract line by line to make sure that everything is correct then the contract goes to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) for approval.

This all may take a few weeks but the agreement took affect September 1, 2015 so the salary increase goes in to affect that day.

We want to thank the membership for standing strong during these negotiations. At times we felt like we were getting no where with the County but eventually we were able to settle on a fair contract. Does it give us everything we feel we deserve? Of course not. In the opinion of the 1014 Executive Board it is a fair contract that continues to put our membership ahead of other Locals throughout the state.

We are still in Fringe negotiations and hopefully we will be getting those negotiations completed soon. We will update you on the outcome when we have more details.

603 & 604 negotiations will begin in the next 2 weeks.

Any questions please let us know.

Again thank you for your support.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Joseph Savas

It is with a great sadness that we inform you that Brother Joe Savas, Fire Station 35/B, Battalion 21, passed away late Tuesday night as the result of a job related illness at the age of 46.

President Gillotte, along with the Executive Board of Local 1014, Fire Chief Osby and the The Board of Supervisors, pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Savas family.

As 1014 works with the Memorial Management Team and the Department to make sure our brother is laid to rest with honor, please keep Joe, his wife Shelly and his two children in your thoughts and prayers.

Services and other information will be forthcoming.

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Passing of Brother Hector Magallanes

It is with a great sadness that we inform you that Brother Hector Magallanes, Fire Station 193/A, Battalion 21, passed away after a short-term job related illness on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the age of 55.

President Gillotte, along with the Executive Board of Local 1014, Fire Chief Osby and The Board of Supervisors, pass along our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Magallanes family.

Brother Magallanes will be missed but not forgotten.

As 1014 works with the Memorial Management Team and the Department to make sure our brother is laid to rest with honor, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Memorial Services

A flag ceremony will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at:


Los Angeles County Fire Department  Fire Station 193
1000 Risner Way 
La Habra, CA 90631

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at:


Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church
900 West La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631

Internment will immediately follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

IAFF Memorial 2015

Saturday September 19th the IAFF and Brothers and Sisters from throughout the United States and Canada gather in Colorado Springs, Colorado on hallowed ground at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor those who gave all.

Local 1014 member Charles M. Spark, who passed away October 6th, 1985, was placed on the memorial wall this year.

Please take a moment on Saturday to "Never Forget".  

You can watch the ceremonies via live stream or at iaff.org

To see the names of those members of the IAFF from the United States and Canada whose names were placed on the wall this year click here.

This year will also be the re-dedication of the memorial after it was re-built by Resolution 19 at the 2014 IAFF convention.

In memory and solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Contract Ratification Information

The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014, Negotiations Committee has reached a Tentative Agreement (T/A) on successor Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for Bargaining Units 601 and 602, which include more than 3,200 Firefighters, Paramedics, and Safety Fire Personnel. If ratified, the T/A will then proceed to the LA County Board of Supervisors for approval, triggering a pay increase of 3 percent retroactive to September 1, 2015. The new contract will expire at midnight on December 31, 2017.

Negotiations for a successor Fringe Benefits contract, which covers our health benefits, sick leave, vacation, Horizons Plan, and other issues, are continuing in collaboration with the Coalition of County Unions (CCU). In the next few weeks we will begin the process of bargaining successor MOUs for Units 603 and 604. Though the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in the Units 601 and 602 contracts will be the same for ALL County employees, we are prepared to work hard for unit-specific items for 603 and 604.

On behalf of the Local 1014 Negotiations Committee, we believe that this is a good contract and we recommend a YES vote. While we did not get every item we wanted or fought for, it is a fair agreement with solid general salary movement and additional gains. We are proud of Local 1014 members: you stood tough and allowed us to fight it out to secure the other items in addition to general salary. It has not been an easy road, and we had to fight the Department and the County on many negative proposals they had on the table. Thank you again for your support and willingness to let us battle it out and bargain to attain this contract with the extra items that have been so hard to deal with in the past years.

We know that we are not yet done, but thanks to our high profile in the last Board of Supervisors (BOS) elections, we are confident that our voices are now being heard. We look forward to the 2016 BOS elections and continued progress representing our collective interests before the County Board of Supervisors!

Ballots will be arrving by US Mail at your homes this week.  Please return your ballots as quickly as possible.

DETAILS of T/A

GENERAL SALARY INCREASE: UNIFORM ALLOWANCE ENHANCEMENT:

10% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA),
keeping members income ahead of inflation:

9/1/15: +3%
7/1/16: +3%
7/1/17: +2%
1/1/18: +2%


Increase in Uniform Allowance as follows:

12/15: $1,250 (+$250)
12/16: $1,500 (+$500)
12/17: $1,750 (+$750)


40 HOUR BONUS:  
Currently when assigned to a 40 hour position, you no longer receive FLSA pay. The following will correct that problem:
9/1/15: 1% 40 hour bonus
7/1/16: 1.5% 40 hour bonus (+2.5%)


40-56 HOUR PAY CORRECTION:  
Agreement by County and Fire Chief to correct loss of pay for difference in 40 and 56 hour personnel (moving from/to 40 hour spot to/from 56 hour spot).
   
EMT PAY FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION AIDS (FS'’S) & BRIDGE CODIFICATION:
  • 3% EMT Bonus for all FSA’s and SFSA’s who hold an EMT license.
  • Letter of commitment and codification of the FSA Bridge hiring program. (More details on timeliness and agreed upon parameters to follow.)
   
CHANGES IN WELLNESS FITNESS INTIATIVE (WFI) FFL PROGRAM:
  • Removal of Occupational Health Programs (OHP) - Medical information to stay at medical clinics to protect privacy of members, allowing your clinical doctor to advise and guide your overall wellness, without OHP intervention.
  • Reduced number of mandatory physicals based on Age: 25, 30, 35, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, and annually thereafter, while keeping the bonus intact in all years.
  • Annual fitness assessment with age graded VO2 and sit ups/plank and push-ups to remain in place with option to have blood work upon request in off years, without OHP intervention.
  • FFL modules of 4 per year to remain in place.
  • Bonus Levels tiered for optional participation with ability to earn part of Bonus.

1% completion of FFL Modules and taking medical exam when required.
1% Completion of Sit Ups/Plank and Push Ups.
1% Achieving Age Graded VO2  [<30  (40), 30-40 (38), 41-50 (36), >50 (34)].

Agreement with the County to work with Local 1014, Fire Department, Medical Director ,and SMEs to implement Calcium Scan Cardiac and Risk Factor elements to our exams, as well as a commitment to implement Behavioral Health Resources, including Mental Health, PTSD, and Suicide Prevention and Awareness, and eventual hiring of an Occupational Health Medical Doctor and other items to enhance our program.
   
Remember: If you have the Local 1014 Health and Welfare Medical plan, you and any dependent can take the full WFI medical exam every year. This is an item we HIGHLY recommend that you and your dependents do…..again without the involvement of OHP!
   
ADDITIONAL CAPTAIN POSITIONS AND INCLUSION OF POSITIONS FOR 5% BONUS:
  • Addition of five EMS Captain positions, for a total of 8. These will be selective positions.
  • Details will be forthcoming on these positions but at a minimum you MUST poses a PM license.
  • All 8 EMS/PM Captain positions will receive a 5% bonus.
  • USAR Coordinator will now receive a 5% bonus exactly like the Haz Mat Coordinator.
   
CATALINA ISLAND COMPENSATION STUDY LANGUAGE:
The County agrees to conduct a study and compensation analysis of the Catalina Island pay provisions in County Code within 180 days following the Board of Supervisors’ approval of a successor MOU.
   
LANGUAGE TO PROTECT LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS
"Me Too" language that secures General Salary Cost of Living Adjustments so that if any public safety unit receives more Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for any given year, then the County agrees to adjust the Salary of Unit 601 and 602 members in at the same time as the increase in the other safety bargaining unit.

 

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE

This past week has been a tragic reminder of the impact mental health issues can have on so many. It not only effects the individual, but can have devastating impact on so many innocent and unsuspecting people around us.

We would just like to remind everyone you are not alone. You are surrounded by a family of brothers and sisters who are willing to listen, support, and assist in finding help. We have an amazing and dedicated group of peer counselors and chaplains who understand what first responders go through on a daily basis, county provided licensed Mental Health professionals that can be accessed by Department members 24/7.

The only way to begin to address these problems is to talk about them with someone.

Local 1014 has teamed up with FIRESTRONG in an effort to provide resources and support. Firestrong is an organization that was established to help fire department personnel when they need to call for help.

Click the following link to access www.Firestrong.org. Once on the site look for the drop down box titled "select department" and select Local 1014.

You will see many options to help you. There are resources listed there as well as links and phone numbers for assistance. There are links for issues such as PTSD, addiction and pain relief, just to list a few. This is a resource that is continually building on its foundation to help us.

The stigma associated with suicide, and most behavioral health issues makes it one of those subjects not talked about in the fire service. The IAFF in conjunction with top researchers and mental health professionals is developing new resources and tools (such as IAFF Online Behavioral Wellness Manual) designed to help affiliates and members recognize and deal with this and other growing issues.

Please remember there are people at the kitchen table of the fire station or in the cubicle right next to you that are ready to help you, just start the conversation. If you need help outside of our department, Local 1014 has now given you the tools to get help OR to help someone in need.

As always please take care of yourself, and each other.

Fraternally,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Local 1014 Reaches a Tentative Agreement for a
successor contract with the County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014 has reached a Tentative/Agreement (T/A) on bargaining units 601 and 602 Contract.  Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics and Safety Fire Personnel, your Local 1014 Negotiations Committee signed a T/A on a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that covers our Safety Unit Members.  Negotiations has been a long and tough road to reach an agreement.

The T/A will be put forward to the membership for a ratification vote and simultaneously to the County Board of Supervisors.  Your Board supports a YES vote of the membership to ratify this new contract. The new contract will expire at midnight 12/31/17.  The T/A contains the following items and agreement that will enhance our current MOU:

GENERAL SALARY INCREASE:

  • 10% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), keeping us ahead of inflation.
  • 3% effective 9/1/2015
  • 3% effective 7/1/2016
  • 2% effective 7/1/2017
  • 2% effective 1/1/2018

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE ENHANCEMENT:

  • $1250.00 ($250 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2015
  • $1500.00 ($500 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2016
  • $1750.00 ($750 Dollar Increase Over Current Allowance) December 2017

40 HOUR BONUS:

Currently when assigned to a 40 hour position you no longer receive FLSA pay. The following will correct that:

  • 1% 40 hour bonus as of 9/1/15.
  • 1.5% 40 hour bonus as of 7/1/16 (for a total of 2.5%).

40 – 56 HOUR PAY CORRECTION:

  • Agreement by County and Fire Chief to correct loss of pay for difference in 40 and 56 hour personnel (moving from/to 40 hour spot to/from 56 hour spot).  

EMT PAY FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION AIDS (FSA’S):

  • 3% EMT Bonus for all FSA’s and SFSA’s who hold an EMT license.

FIRE CHIEF COMMITMENT AND CODIFICATION FOR LATERAL HIRING PROGRAM FOR FSA’S

  • Letter of commitment and codification of the FSA Bridge hiring program.

(More details on timeliness and agreed upon parameters to follow)

CHANGES IN WELLNESS FITNESS INTIATIVE (WFI) FFL PROGRAM:

  • REMOVAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (OHP) – Medical information to stay at medical clinics.  This protects the privacy of our members.  This now allows your clinical doctor to advise and guide your overall wellness, again without OHP intervention.
  • Reduced number of mandatory physicals based on Age: 25, 30, 35, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 and annually thereafter, while keeping the bonus intact in all years. 
  • Annual fitness assessment with age graded VO2 and sit ups/plank and push-ups to remain in place with option to have blood work upon request in off years –  again without OHP intervention.
  • FFL modules 4 per year remain in place
  • Bonus Levels Tiered for optional participation with ability to earn part of Bonus
    • 1% Completion of FFL Modules and Taking Medical Exam When Required
    • 1% Completion of Sit Ups / Plank and Push Ups
    • 1% Achieving Age Graded VO2  [<30  (40), 30-40 (38), 41-50 (36), >50 (34)]

We also have an agreement with the County to work with Local 1014, Fire Department, Medical Director and SME’s to implement Calcium Scan Cardiac and Risk Factor elements to our exams, as well as a commitment to implement Behavioral Health Resources including Mental Health, PTSD and Suicide Prevention and Awareness, and eventual hiring of an Occupational Health Medical Doctor and other items to enhance our program.

Remember if you have the Local 1014 Health and Welfare Medical plan, you and any dependent can take the full WFI medical exam every year. This is an item we HIGHLY recommend that you and your dependents do…..again without the involvement of OHP. 

ADDITIONAL CAPTAINS POSITIONS AND INCLUSION OF POSITIONS FOR 5% BONUS:

  • Addition of five EMS Captains positions for a total of 8. These will be selective positions. Details will be forthcoming on these positions but at a minimum you MUST poses a PM license. All 8 EMS/PM Captains will receive a 5% bonus.
  • USAR Coordinator will now receive a 5% bonus exactly like the Haz Mat Coordinator.

CATALINA ISLAND COMPENSATION STUDY LANGUAGE:

  • The County agrees to conduct a study as well as a compensation analysis of the Catalina Island pay provisions within 180 days following the Board of Supervisors approval of a successor MOU. This addressees an issue that is County Code.

LANGUAGE TO PROTECT LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS

  • Me Too language that secures General Salary Cost of Living Adjustments so that if any public safety unit receives more cost of living adjustment (COLA) for any given year, then the County agrees to adjust the Salary of 601 and 602 members in the same year and at the same time as the increase in the other safety bargaining unit.

What happens next?

Local 1014 will be mailing out ballots to all members in good standing to ratify the T/A and the County will put the T/At to a vote of the BOS simultaneously.  Once ratified by both the bargaining units and the BOS, then the agreement is finalized.

On behalf of the bargaining team of Local 1014 we recommend a YES vote on the T/A.  This contract is a good contract and while we did not get every item we wanted or fought for, it is a fair agreement with good general salary movement and we should be proud of our membership to stand tough and allow us to fight it out to secure the other items in addition to general salary.  It has not been an easy road and we had to fight the Department and the County on many proposals they had on the table to protect our package.   We will also continue to bargain our FRINGE BENEFITS CONTRACT along with the CCU Unions.

In the next few weeks will be begin the process of bargaining a successor MOU for units 603 and 604. Though the COLA will be the same for ALL County employees, we are prepared to work hard for unit specific items.

Thank you again for your support and willingness to let us battle it out and bargain to attain this contract with the extra items that have been so hard to deal with in the past years.  We know we are not done and we feel that our participation in the past Board of Supervisors elections have made an impact on our voice being heard on the 8th Floor (BOS offices).  We look forward to the 2016 BOS elections and continued progress at the County Board of Supervisors.  Additional Information on ballots and timeliness will be forthcoming.

In Solidarity

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Lew Currier
Steve Dewitt
Andy Doyle
David Baumann

 

 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Negotiations update August 1, 2015

Negotiations between the County and Local 1014 have ceased as of this week. Local 1014 Bargaining Co-Chairs Dave Morse and Andy Doyle along with members of the Executive Board have been at the table every week as we presented a fair proposal that take into account the Fire Department Budget and the needs and interests of our membership. While the general salary movement items have been moved to acceptable numbers for all of public safety, Local 1014 has presented a number of other items that need to be addressed particularly for newer Firefighters and Fire Suppression Aids. We have a few other small items that we have been able to get agreement on in concept, but more work needs to be done to arrive at a fair contract.

We have ceased bargaining at the table in large part due to the fact the County and the County Fire Department brought very inaccurate numbers regarding our proposal items in an attempt to over exaggerate the impact of the items we presented. The County and the Fire Department did not have any capture of the budget numbers and Local 1014 had to actually present and educate the County representatives and the County Fire representative on correct numbers, and in the end with good numbers they simply defaulted to “we’re just not interested”. The Department and the County have disrespected the issues and the importance of the issues we moved forward in our proposals.

We will not be meeting at the table and we will be soliciting a better understanding of the issues and the cost factors with both the CEO and the Fire Chief. We will also be continuing to solicit the Fire Chief embrace of the key issues we have presented, and while we have early indication of support we do not have actions from either the Fire Chief or the CEO to help get this table to a finish. We will work hard off table in the coming weeks to move details to a place where the table can reconvene if we can agree on the authority and expertise that is needed at the table for fair bargaining. While we do not seek to go to Impasse immediately nor do we seek the powerful and unified voice of 3200 Local 1014 members, know that we are willing to go to Impasse and if needed will call on you for that collective voice.

As you may have heard, some of the Public Safety Unions have settled their contracts including PPOA and LACOLA and Probation, and we are pleased with the general salary movement and it is consistent with the general salary movement all of public safety worked to establish. They also addressed smaller issues for their members and they are to be congratulated on their contract tentative agreements. However the two largest public safety Unions remain unsettled; ALADS – representing all Deputy’s and Local 1014. That’s right, Sheriffs and Firefighters remain out.

We will keep you informed and updated regularly as we enter into this very intense time as we try to get a fair deal to the table….as always we will not agree to anything other than a fair deal.

In Solidarity,

Local 1014 Executive Board

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

PLEASE READ AND POST

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR LOCAL 1014 MEMBERS 

Yesterday, the Department and the County decided to release records to the LA Times related to the recent Auditor-Controller’s Report regarding the past FF Exam. The Department and the County gave no notice to Local 1014 or the employees of this Department that may be affected.  We want to inform our membership of this action and the potential impact to our personal and professional lives, a courtesy the Department and the County did not afford the employees. 

The Department and the County have released e-mails and records relating to the County Auditor-Controller Report on the past Firefighter Exam process.  These records include names / ranks / positions of employees including managers and chiefs and staff.  Specifically employees involved in any aspect of the past FF exam process and candidate selection process and any employees who took part in mock oral interviews and training on County property as described in the Auditor-Controller report.

The Union has opposed this action and cited the confidentiality of the information especially as we represent members in due process procedures. It is important to note the County and the Department gave no opportunity to respond to their actions before the unilateral decision to release these records.

We wanted the membership to be aware of this action taken by the Department and the County.  It is readily apparent to our membership and the public we serve that the Auditor-Controller’s Report is seriously flawed and out of context.  It is also clear that the “Yellow-Journalism” of the LA Times may continue with little regard for the truth and they will write what they want despite the facts at hand and the full story.    

We therefore recommend to all members to give “NO COMMENT” to the press on this item and if contacted by the Department regarding any of these items, as always, call your Union for representation.

We will continue to push forward as a remarkable family of the most well respected, well trained, hard-working men and women of Local 1014!  Local 1014 members are a diverse group of professional firefighters, paramedics and fire personnel who bring passionate and dedicated service to our communities.   Be proud and unwavering with pride in your work and our Department and our Members.  “TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE”  

LOCAL 1014 EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3100 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

 

July 10, 2015

Negotiations

We continue to meet with the County for a successor agreement to our MOU that expired December 31, 2014. We have had many sessions at the bargaining table and we continue to get closer to an agreement. We will be meeting again the week of July 13th in hopes that we will be able to reach an agreement soon.

We will keep you informed. In the meantime you can click on this link to keep updated on negotiations. We update this link (must be logged in as a 1014 member) every Friday with information about the weeks events at our table.

We are also at the table for the County Coalition of Unions (CCU) successor MOU that covers our fringe benefit contract (Vacation hours, sick days and insurance premiums among other items.



Negotiations

MDA

DEV

FS 164

Fresno Capt. Pete Dern

 

MDA

As we finish up day two of MDA we are still counting the generous donations from people all over the county.

Again YOU, our Local 1014 members, have come through and made a HUGE impact for MDA. We, and the children and adults living with these diseases, cannot thank the "B" shift, Day One, enough. B-Shift members collectively raised over $63,200. Battalion 8 was the highest raising battalion, raising over $6,956 on Thursday!

We have 1 more days to go. Keep up the momentum. Everyone did a great job today. Through our fund-raising, MDA is able to help send over 120 children from the Greater Los Angeles area to MDA Summer Camp next week at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. These local kids are able to enjoy a magical week among friends because of your hard work and dedication at the Fill the Boot. At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. MDA campers dream about summer camp all year and often say it's better than Christmas; some even say it's changed their lives. Almost all campers agree that it's "the best week of the year."

Below is a video from last year's Southern California MDA Summer Camp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdNPkz-eW7E

Again from all of us, THANK YOU VERY much for a strong day 1 and were sure day 2 will be the same if not better.

Click here for past info on MDA


Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV)

As you know the County of Los Angeles is doing a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEV). We have told the county we are not opposed to the audit but we are very opposed to the process which includes, but is not limited to, the request for documents by the county (and 3rd party vendor). These documents are not require under the Choices Summary Plan Description to enroll a dependent.  A negotiated item.

We are at the point, and have been informing everyone since last week, that you need to turn the required paperwork in or you run the risk of your dependents being dropped from the plan. This includes medical and dental insurance.

We will deal with the document request after the 15th of July, the deadline for submission.

As a reminder the DOES NOT affect retired personnel as well as those who do not have dependents.  If you have not recieved any paperwork you can call the following number:

HMS Dependent Verification
Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(866) 365-7285

Click here to see our previous post.

Any questions please call 1014.


Fire Station 164 crew

In May of this year 4 of our firefighters from Fire Station 164 went through a roof while performing ventilation in a fire in Cudahy, California. On Monday, July 6th those firefighters were honored at Dodger Stadium along with firefighters from Battalion 13 and their families.
Before the game they were allowed to go down to the field and watch batting practice. Once the game started they joined their family members who came to watch the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies! 1014 member BC 13C Glenn Goulet made all the arrangements and provided pictures of the event.

The Serious Accident Review Team is still hard at work compiling information about the incident and will have a full report out in the near future.


Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern

Captain Dern continues on the road to recovery. Today he held a press conference to talk about what happened and what is happening as well as how grateful he is for all the prayers and support he, his family and his department has received.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Injured Fresno Fire Captain and local hero Pete Dern, who suffered burns to much of his body while fighting a fire in March, is now walking, and talking, and smiling! He addressed the community Friday and gave thanks for all the support he's received over the past few months.

"Our community here in Fresno -- I want to thank everybody for their prayers and support," Dern said. "It really matters."

Dern's remarkable journey and recovery have drawn national and international attention. And he took another big step forward Friday, letting us all know he's feeling.......read more with video from today's press confrence.

 
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Two years ago today we posted the below information about the tragic loss of 19 Firefighters.

More information will be posted later today.

Please keep all 19 members and their families in your thoughts and prayers today.

Remember one of our own families lost a bright, talented young son/firefighter in this tragedy and we will never forget Kevin Woyjeck

Sunday June 30th our firefighting profession had a tragic loss at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Prescott Arizona.

 

19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives tragically. It is being reported that 22 other firefighters were injured at the fire. While details continue to come in we ask that all firefighters remain aware of their surroundings, review fire orders and be careful during this fire season that is predicted to be one of the worst ever.

Watch our website for regular updates. In the meantime for the latest news click on any of the below websites for the late news.

Please keep those brave firefirefighters who gave their lives protecting the City of Prescott in your thoughts and prayers. Please also keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

An inside look at the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A recent article about the crew

Facebook site honoring the fallen firefighters in Arizona

KSAZ Phoenix News

Arizona Daily Star

CNN news

Fox News

Firefighter Nation

Firehouse

Firefighter Close Calls

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Your Local 1014 Executive Board has come together nicely and while there will be no shortage of work, these past two or three weeks have been extremely taxing on us all. The membership feels the tension and can clearly see the smoke in the air as we do battle day after day with the Department right now on so many issues. We are also dealing with negotiations for both salary and fringe benefits, the Auditor Controller and Fire Chiefs investigation, and a media circus regarding exams and alleged nepotism, EMS Issues, and of course LA-RICS and the cell towers, and more. Well, here is a little update on things as we head into the week of April 20th....

LA-RICS / CELL ANTENNA ISSUE:

Victory in hearing our Voice! While we are not quite done yet, it can be said we WON! Local 1014 did what most said couldn't be done: we battled great odds and a multi-billion dollar adversary to have not only our voice heard, but the voices heard of so many concerned citizens. While we remain supportive of a National Interoperability Radio and Data System, we could not stand idly by and let health and safety concerns be overridden by a quest to simply leverage our fire stations as the cheapest way to go, regardless of the risk. The citizens in the neighborhoods also awoke literally to property value decreases of 21% and other such issues involving the communities.

We made our voice heard strongly in a campaign to lobby the City Council Members of our great cities, the Citizens we protect and serve, and the County Board of Supervisors. We allied with our communities and the leaders listened and heard our concerns and joined with us to do the right thing. Construction was halted on all fire station sites and the federal grant was suspended for LA-RICS until they put together a revised plan for cell sites that DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FIRE STATION OR FIRE FACILITIES THAT HOUSE OUR PERSONNEL. Similarly we worked with UFLAC Local 112 to garner the support of their elected officials to support our issues and the same will now apply in LA City.

We are not quite done with all of this yet and we will be heading to Washington DC this weekend, at the same time the Board of Supervisors, Fire Chief, and Sheriff. We will speak to our Congressional Members, Senate Representatives and officials from the grant offices to ensure our interests are protected in any revised plan that is approved. We will also be there to lobby in support of continued federal grant monies, but to assure that the system moves forward incorporates health and safety, as well as citizen concerns, in the plan. IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger will also be with us on the issue and our work could very likely help protect firefighters in fire stations throughout the nation.

We will keep you updated as we move to finish this fight, and for now THANK YOU to all of you who stepped up and helped with this fight. You attended rallies, sent letters, signed petitionsmade phone calls and sent e-mails to put pressure on the elected officials to do the right thing. THANK YOU to all of our citizens who were there with us when it counted, and THANK YOU to the elected City Officials and all 5 of the County Board of Supervisors and their staff who worked tirelessly in support of our path to address our concerns. It is unfortunate that the Department and the LA-RICS Board did not address these issues early on and continues to try and move in a direction without true stakeholder interest collaboration with the firefighters and the citizens, but that is changing rapidly for them now. GREAT WORK LOCAL 1014! More to come; stay tuned.

REGIONAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - SANTA CLARITA

On Tuesday, April 14, Local 1014 was on the road to Santa Clarita to host the first regional meeting of 2015. The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 graciously donated their facility for our monthly General Membership Meeting, and went above and beyond to provide us with a "Made to Order" top notch lunch! Although the bar was closed, our brothers and sisters were wound up with plenty of coffee and world famous Randy's Donuts prior to the meeting!

We were pleased to host several guest speakers from the region, including Supervisor Michael Antonovich's Chief of Staff Katherine Barger, and Santa Clarita City Council Members Dante Acosta and Laurene Weste. These strong supporters of Local 1014 all spoke about their respective offices and they were all key allies in the fight against the LA-RICS LTE cell tower health and safety issue for our membership. Assistant Chief Hisel held a question and answer session from the floor and will report all of the items discussed to Deputy Chief Tripp. We want to thank the 60+ members that showed up and had plenty of good questions for the Board, generating some great conversation, dispelled rumors, and provided direction to specific concerns. The Executive Board provided updates on the status of LA-RICS, current testing process, negotiations, LA Times articles, Auditor Controller investigation, Fire Chief, pension attack, budget, discipline, Board of Supervisors, and other operational issues affecting our members.

Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to bringing the membership more regional meetings in the near future.

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The 1014 negotiations team continues to meet with the County to bargain over our wages, hours, and working conditions. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20.

We have agreed to meet every Monday unless one side requests more time. Last week, the County asked for an extra week to review our initial proposals. At our next meeting, it is anticipated that we will dive more into our proposal and possibly get a counter proposal from the County. As a reminder we will continue to update our 2105 Contract negotiations update page at local1014.org

While 1014 continues to negotiate a successor contract for our 601/602 bargaining units, the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) - where we negotiate for common fringe benefits like Choices, Horizons, and paid leave - had our first bargaining session on Wednesday, April 15. In this initial session, we agreed to Ground Rules and reviewed the Coalition's initial proposals submitted to the County. The County representatives asked certain questions and we agree to meet again on Wednesday. April 29.


The CCU includes the following labor organizations:

  • AFSCME Local 685
  • AFSCME Council 36
  • ALADS
  • CAPE (County Engineers)
  • CIR/SEIU (Interns and Residents
  • IUOE Local 501 (Operating Engineers)
  • LA County Building & Construction Trades Council
  • LA County Firefighters, Local 1014
  • LA County Lifeguards (LACOLA)
  • UAPD/AFSCME (Physicians & Dentist)

AUDITOR-CONTROLLER INVESTIGATION UPDATE:

As you all know the Auditor-Controller has conducted investigations of some of our members based on information delivered to a newspaper reportedly by a member of this Department. The Fire Chief ordered this investigation to be done. Members were interviewed individually with all their employee rights allowed by law under Firefighters Bill of Rights (FBOR). After a few rounds of interviews the Auditor Controller issued a report. Based on this report the Fire Chief has begun to issue discipline.

A report based on the next round of interviews will be issued in the near future. Based on that report, the Fire Chief may again issue some levels of discipline.

These investigations will potentially continue. 1014 has demanded that those people who oversaw or had any management responsibility for the exam process not be immune from the investigation.

Our members have asked for, and received, representation from 1014 before, during and after these interviews. The law is very clear when discipline is issued and we are making sure that those laws are upheld. Every member has rights and we are protecting those rights.

This process will be long and ongoing. Our members will need 1014 support to protect their careers. We disagree completely in the actions the Fire Chief has taken. This process is far from over.

We ask that you respect these members that are going through this process. Don't contact them, or their crews, and try and get information from them.

PENSIONS WILL BE UNDER ATTACK AGAIN IN 2016

Three "has-been" anti-pension crusaders - termed-out San Jose Mayor

Chuck Reed; failed mayoral and congressional candidate/talk show host Carl DeMaio; and the head of the Ventura Taxpayer Association, Dave Grau, who lost an anti-pension initiative there - are planning to place a measure on the 2016 ballot to change the California Constitution and remove public employees from the protection of the contract clause.

This would effectively make it possible to take away future pension benefits for active employees firefighters!

To learn how to talk about pensions and get the facts, please visit a great website called Let's Talk Pensions run by Californians for Retirement Security, a coalition of more than 1.6 million Californians representing public employees and retirees. And be sure to follow Let's Talk Pensions on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Have a great week, and stay safe as we tackle high temps, wind, and fire weather again. It is no secret that we are in strained times with the Department leadership and there will likely be some very adverse and highly volatile issues and actions ahead of us. These times will test our resolve, strength, and commitment to what is right and what it takes to ensure that right is what is done. We will lead, and the membership will fight, and we will win. We have a long-standing history of being problem solvers and warriors to ensure OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OUR PROFESSION is in good stead on all levels. If that means stepping into the management end of things on how we run the Department, then so be it.

We thank you in advance for your resolve and commitment to not only handle our Union work on so many levels, but also to help this Department find level ground and move back toward being a world class Fire Department with Professional Fire Fighters and Fire Personnel - A FRANCHISE ORGANIZATION that stands the test of time through the pride and dedication of our personnel. We all do great work daily and it shows in our partnership with our citizens. Stay the course and do great work and get ready for more fight as we put this place back on track.

In solidarity,

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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1014 weekend update

Passover, Good Friday & Easter

Brother and Sisters, as we begin Passover, finish Good Friday today, as well as look to Easter Sunday where many of our members will take time to remember great sacrafice followed by great hope, we should all take time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all we are blessed with as well as remeber our hard work to get here.

We are members of a GREAT Union and a profession unlike any other. We are also members of the greaest Fire Department in the world because of you, the membership of Local 1014. During these times of EXTREME leadership challenges in our organization, we can see some shining stars that are not on the front lines but are there to support us every day. We should all be thankful for them.

We will continue to shore up the Department to get through these difficult times and move forward to even greater accomplishments and recognition. As they say "We too shall over com.". As we continue to band together as firefighters, please remeber those we are here to protect: the citizens of Los Angeles County. We do that on such a high level everyday. At time it goes un-noticed or un-recognized, but we are thankful for what YOU do every day.

These are just a few items to update you on, and start your weeken of reflection with family and friends:

FRESNO FIRE CAPTAIN PETE DERN UPDATE:

LOCAL 1014 has been in close contact with our brothers and sisters from Fresno Firefighters Local 573 and President Pete Flores regarding help for Captain Pete Dern who, as you all know, fell through the roof and was severely burned on a house fire in Fresno. President Gillotte and President Flores will remain in close contact and our Local will be assisting not only with help for the Dern Family but also to help their Local through these times with sudden obligations that hit a Union already engrossed in the same financial and political battles we all have.

We have experience and resources to assist our Fresno Firefighters and we are making all of that available. More will be forthcoming next week. In the meantime, we encourage our membership to go to the Fresno Local 573 Webpage and link to follow his progress and to send any help you may be able to offer to the account set up for his family. We will keep him and his wife and daughter in our thoughts and prayers each and every day as we travel this journey with them.

Remember this could have easily been one of us. If you havent seen the video watch it here. Just a reminder: It is tough to watch but it is a reminder of the challenges we face everyday on any "routine" room and contents fire.


LA RICS UPDATE AND OUR BATTLE TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY:  

Local 1014 Members should take a moment and be proud of our work to shine a light on the failed LA-RICS Project, Together, we brought to light the embedded lack of due regard to our members and to the public by the LA-RICS JPA Board and- shockingly - our very own Fire Chief and Staff. Those who drove and supported this failed project flagrantly disregard critical Health and Safety Issues, as well as property value and community value issues where Cell Antennas were being installed into our Fire Stations and in our communities.

Local 1014 scored major victories with a 5-0 vote of the County Board of Supervisors to Halt Construction at all Fire Stations in the County of Los Angeles and to reassess the effectiveness and path of travel of the LA-RICS scope of work to create an interoperable radio system.

Thank you to Supervisor Mike Antonovich for taking the lead on this and hearing our very credible arguments on this subject. Supervisor Antonovich bravely dove into the matter and gained the support of all Supervisors who also valiantly have pressed up on LA-RICS and all of the issues to shed light on what would have been a covert operation in the cover of darkness from us and our citizens.

The Fire Department’s role in this is shameful and hurts our credibility with the very citizens we are sworn to protect. We are working hard to not only repair but further collaborate with our citizens as we move forward with next steps.

We also followed this victory up with a collaborated effort to help LA City Firefighters join the battle to protect their members and citizens. President Gillotte and President Frank Lima of UFLAC 112, along with our partners from the LA Federation of Labor and all organized Trades under the leadership of Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty Hicks, successfully lobbied a 12-0 vote to similarly halt cell antenna construction at all LA City Fire Stations while LA-RICS mission is evaluated and set straight as well. This was a tremendous lift for our union and a great partnership once again with two very strong powerful local unions - Local 1014 and Local 112 - to accomplish that what many said could not be done.

Next steps will be ongoing to ensure credible and integrity-based actions from LA-RICS and or any movement to radio upgrades that will ultimately put us back on path to what we need for our mission.

Thank you to all of our membership for your continued support on this item. Let us finish strong and do what the Department should be doing on items like this.....TIME TO LEAD!


INTEGRITY AND CORE VALUES AND OUR DEPARTMENT IN THESE TIMES:

As we continue to endure the effects of lack of leadership at the top end of our Department and inaccurate portrayals of our membership in the media and at the hands of our very own Fire Chief, we will also continue to protect our membership and the credibility of our Department through proper representation of the facts and actions of our members.

We have recently seen our Department drug through the dirt on so many fronts, and while some issues exist that must be recognized and will be dealt with appropriately with due process and fair judgment, to make a bridge to cheating scandal and inappropriate mentoring and study sessions and nepotism and so forth is absolutely irresponsible by our Fire Chief and Staff. The facts are not supportive of this in any way, and in fact the only failure at this point is to recognize that the very staff and person in Human Relations and under the Fire Chief’s "Watch" inclusive of the Business Operations Bureau of our Department is in a state of disarray currently and historically.

We will be lucky to get through the current testing process with the oversight of Roxanne Ortega and the Human Relations Staff under the Oversight of the Business Operations Bureau and Fire Chief as evidenced by the release of ET-127 indicating, “Everything is A-OK” with the current testing process. Where is the Department getting their facts and information on how it is going???

We will be updating you with more information on this in the very near future as we deal directly with the County Board of Supervisors to ensure a light is shed on all aspects of the HR Staff work on this and past exam processes under scrutiny and investigation.

Along those lines, as our doors get knocks from our at risk youth and community members including explorers, mentored women candidates and family and other very interested persons - and we are told to close the doors and refuse any on duty time to help the community - please use Core Values and direct the folks to the Union Hall. We will assist them with finding resources to prepare for the exam and to work hard toward success in the process.

The Department is lacking completely in any form of preparation or resources for any of our citizens and has chosen simply to run and hide from this to appease outside interests instead of addressing Department Mission and Goals for recruiting the best and the brightest in a career that only affects the life and safety of those we serve. It is time to highlight the failures of the Department HR and Business Ops side of our organization who ultimately, under the Fire Chief's authority, owns this work outright....


NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE SALARY AND CCU FRINGE:

We have now met for a second time and have scheduled meetings once a week (and agreed to more if needed). Our next meeting will be held during the week of April 6. This week we intended to get right to work and start serious discussions about our wages, hourss and working conditions.

As we have mentioned before we are also about to sit at the table for our Fringe contract with the CCU. We will be meeting the week of April 13 to begin those negotiations.

We again would like to request you complete the questionaire at this link to assist us with negotiations at both tables. Currently about 80 of our members have completed this survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey to assist us.

As a reminder, follow this link for the weekly update on negotiations.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING APRIL 14TH, ON THE ROAD IN SANTA CLARITA:

We will be on the road for the April General Membership meeting. We will be holding the meeting at the location listed below. We will be discussing the following (and more):

Meet new Board Members David Baumann & Mike Jones
Katherine Barger - Supervisor Mike Antonovich's Office
2016 Pension fight
Cell Tower update
Santa Clarita officials to discuss Cell tower issue
Barb Maynard - Communication Consultant LA RICS Project
Negotiations update
Recent FFT exam
Fire Chief & other issues within the department
News Media
Chief Hisel for North Ops Q&A

1014 April 14th General Membership Meeting
     
Time:   1000
Location:   The Elks Lodge
17766 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA, 91351
Food:  

Taco Tuesday on site

Info - contact:   Dave Baumann - RSVP (for food)
(310)562-2322

Your Local 1014 Executive Board would like to take a moment to remind our members to take time to prepare before you celebrate if you are going to drink or serve alcohol. Have a plan. Take caution in your decisions this weekend (as always).

As always, thank you for your continued support, enjoy the holiday, and most importantly stay safe. Remeber to hug your loved ones often!

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The above message was sent tonight to our community supporters through our social media

County Supervisors unanimously halt construction of toxic cell towers

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors did the right thing by voting unanimously to halt construction of cell towers at any County fire station where either the residents or the employees who live and work at that station have expressed health and safety concerns.

Click here to read Supervisor Antonovich’s motion to halt construction. [links to motion below]

This victory - though not the final word - was made possible by the solidarity of Local 1014 members and the tireless work of the Local 1014 Board of Directors. Together, we have testified before City Councils across the county, put our signatures on petitions, called the Board of Supervisors, and walked pounded the pavement at the County’s Hall of Administration.

Thank you for all of your hard work and support over the past weeks as we have demanded a voice in our own health and safety at our fire stations and an end to sneaky back room deals. Together, we have won an important battle, but the war is not over. We will keep you all apprised of ongoing developments.

During the Board meeting we were doing live Tweets. If you would like to see what was sent go HERE or from Twitter search: #notoxictowers

Sincerely,

Dave Gillotte, Active Duty Fire Captain
President, LA County Firefighters Local 1014


Final Amendment to Agenda Item 18

I therefore move that the Board of Supervisors direct the Interim Chief Executive Officers to:

  1. Send a five signature letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the County’s Congressional Delegation to request an extension of the BTOP grant and/or seek potential funding alternatives to the BTOP grant;
  2. Direct the County’s Washington D.C. advocates to work with the Administration and schedule meetings with members of Congress to address this important issue during the Board of Supervisor’s annual visit to Washington, D.C.;
  3. Delay approval of item 18 on today’s agenda, with the exception of sites unopposed by residents and/or employees, until a response regarding the grant deadline is received and halt construction at all Los Angeles County fire stations;

Provide a report to the board in 2 weeks on the issue of co-location of commercial carriers and include recommendations.
I, FURTHER, MOVE that the Board of Supervisors request the Joint Powers Authority to:

  1. Host regional community meetings, jointly with the Fire Chief and Sheriff, which include current and former member cities, impacted residents and employees to
  2. Modify the existing construction schedule to proceed with those construction sites which do not have opposition from residents or employees while holding outreach meetings in other areas; and,
  3. Provide this board with a report in 30 days on new and/or alternative revenue sources and models for back-up systems.
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1014 Message on Cell Towers and how our members can help and get involved

Being exposed to the risk of cancer, infertility, headaches, sleep disorders, reduced memory function, and anxiety for the rest of your career - sound acceptable to you?

Our radio message running on KNX 1070 this week

Some email readers may not recognize this video player.  If you cannot see the video click here --> Brain Damage v4 from local1014 on Vimeo

These are the risks of new microwave radiation-producing cell towers that LA-RICS’ contractors are installing at our fire stations. (Click here for a list of stations where the towers are scheduled to be installed).

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! We need you at the Board of Supervisors meeting this Tuesday – because after that, it will be too late.

Show of solidarity at the Board of Supervisors meeting
 
WHAT:   Protest LA-RICS’ move to place high-energy antennas on our stations
WHEN:   Tuesday, March 24; 9:30 am
WHERE:   LA County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room,
500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles
   
ATTIRE:    Wear your Local 1014 t-shirt or we will give you one.

Firefighters will get no better emergency communications from this project – you  get the impacts but none of the benefits. You'll be relying on your LMR for decades while you're being saturated with toxic radio frequency radiation from cell towers.

Click here to find out what we’re doing to STOP this health threat! You and your family don’t want to live with those consequences!

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What’s this all about?
LA-RICS is spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to install hundreds of new microwave radiation-producing cell towers throughout the County, including at County-owned and leased fire stations and lifeguard facilities. LA-RICS and its contractors were required to perform an RF emission safety study for each site in advance of the planning and permitting process. This has not happened.

In fact, LA-RICS is jamming up towers WITHOUT:

  • Getting community input;
  • Informing people about health impacts on fire fighters and the families who live near the towers;
  • Securing approval of City Councils; or
  • Even following LA County’s own rules for new cell towers!

Installation of these toxic towers has already begun and we are demanding that construction stop immediately. The Board of Supervisors, is feeling the heat and has introduced a motion to lock in this threat forever.

Click here to read the CEO’s report on the LA-RICS project.
Click here to read the motion to lock in the LA-RICS project.

We’re not talking about driving down the freeway past a cell tower that looks like a fake tree. We’re talking about having antennas practically on top of our heads day in and day out, irradiating us with radiofrequency (RF) radiation every second we’re in the stations.

Let’s be clear. These antennas may not cook us from the inside out (although they do emit the same kind of radiation as a microwave oven), but research shows that exposure to RF radiation at relentless doses is very dangerous and possibly deadly.

Impaired immune function. DNA breakage. Skyrocketing stress hormones. The list of health threats is startlingly long. (You can read it here.)

What are we doing about it?
Local 1014 has been fighting back. So far, we have been successful at persuading city councils to pass resolutions opposing the plan (Rolling Hills, El Monte, Inglewood, and Lawndale). We have met with County Supervisors to personally express our opposition, and some are leaning in favor of firefighter health. We have organized turnout at community discussions. And we have exposed the fact that the County has passed off this project to another agency (LA-RICS) to completely dodge requirements to study the health effects of these towers on firefighters and paramedics - on US.

But this progress will have been completely wasted if we do not show up in force and make our voices heard this Tuesday.

Please forward this email to as many contacts as possible.

Any questions contact Health & Safety Director Lew Currier at (310) 925-2588 or by email at lcurrier@local1014.org.

Thank you for getting involved.

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ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK UPDATE

Local 1014 Health Plan continues to monitor developments surrounding the ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK, including daily communications with Anthem.

Anthem has mounted a multi-prong response to the cyber attack to protect your personal information.  They have taken measures to secure all of its data warehouses and protect member’s information by offering identity and credit protection services.

As a precaution, you may want to consider enrolling in the FREE identity theft and credit monitoring services.  The free services provided by Anthem include two years of:

Identity Theft Repair Assistance: Should a member experience fraud, an investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore the member’s credit, and ensure the member’s identity is returned to its proper condition. This assistance will cover any fraud that has occurred since the cyber attack first began.

Credit Monitoring:  Credit monitoring alerts consumers when banks and creditors use their identity to open new credit accounts.  Credit monitoring services require a member to actively enroll because the member must provide their personal information and consent to have their credit monitored.

There are additional services being offered by Anthem. The attached document published by Anthem more fully describes these services.  Visit AnthemFacts.com or call (877) 263-7995 for details.

Don't be Phished

Because of the cyber attack, Local 1014 members should beware of email campaigns designed to steal your personal information (known as “phishing”).  Phishing is designed to appear as if emails are from Anthem.  The emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem.

  • DO NOT click on any links in email.
  • DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
  • DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in email.
  • DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.

For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.

Anthem will begin to mail letters to all impacted current and former members in the coming weeks. Those letters will provide information on free identity repair services and credit monitoring. However, members can access these services now — they do not have to wait until they receive notification from Anthem.  Visit their AnthemFacts.com or call (877) 263-7995 for details.

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TIME TO LEAD!

There are a great many things that we have worked with the Department on throughout the years and we recognize that.  Whenever we can we will collaborate and or negotiate to get good results and we are often seeking the same target for our profession.  However there are times when we will be adverse to the Department’s actions and be in disagreement with the Department and the Fire Chief’s actions and we will call them in to question. This is one of those times.

Recently the Chief sent out EA-90 attempting to address the “County of Los Angeles Auditor Controller’s Report” and the mess that has accompanied this item in the media.  These words not only came up woefully short, but were disrespectful to the situation and to the membership who work so hard to do more with less, and serve valiantly.  We are not some data point that is simply tracked as a “positive outcome”, we are in the business of fixing problems during times of extreme duress, chaos, and in fact in the business of saving lives; a career of character, not just a job.

The Membership of Local 1014, representing the Fire Fighters, Paramedics and Fire Personnel  along with the Chief Officers of the AOC and the many Union and Non-Represented workers, share a rich tradition and history of “Exemplary Service”.  We serve DESPITE anchors of mediocrity that occasionally challenge us from the minority.  It will not be a difficult time for us because we are resilient and strong and can push through the heaviest of times to get it done.  It will however, be difficult for the Fire Chief and upper staff if they continue to feed into the mess and effectively fail to deal with the issues in an honest and forthright way as leaders of this Department.

It is “TIME TO LEAD” - “ONE BADGE, ONE BEAR, ONE SHARE”.  We all own this job as single share owners and we have a right to expect that each share lifts its weight, from Recruit to Fire Chief.  The members of Local 1014 along with the rest of the LA County Fire Department workforce make it happen every day, all day.  It is time for the Fire Chief to rise up and take responsibility for that which is broken and that, which is not.  As well as provide a way to address it and defend our Department and those who work hard to make it all happen despite the failures of a few mainly in his staff.

While we can take stock in so many things that are going right, there are clearly so many items that are beginning to stack up that are going wrong.  I will not name them all here, but rather highlight two and call to the Fire Chief’s attention, the buck stops with him on these items.

The first is all of the items that have brought our great Department into the limelight of the press recently and Chief it is time to take responsibility and work with Labor to ensure a fair and equitable testing system for entry level and promotional tests similar to the CPAT administered through the CFF-JAC. I will be in contact with the Fire Chief on this subject and I expect he will support an entry level examination process and a promotional exam process that ensures a fair and unbiased exam process that seeks the best quality candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, familial relationships or any other criteria.  Support for a system where simply, “There shall be no unfair advantage to anyone, but no unfair disadvantage to anyone”.

STOP THE CELL ANTENNAS – PROTECT OUR SAFETY

The second item involves the Firefighters and other employees of this Department that the Fire Chief is putting in harm’s way and endangering their lives as well as the lives of the very citizens he is sworn to protect.  Are his words just words or will he back them up with actions?  The LA RICS project that he has been involved with and on the Board since its inception is bordering on complete failure.  The short story on this is he has backed 20 year old FCC Health and Safety Standards and questionable technology that will put the firefighters and personnel and communities we serve in an extreme health risk situation with regard to RF Emissions.  We will be providing him with additional Health and Safety information that the Local has had to obtain in order properly assess the RF Emissions that will hit our personnel and citizens to “Prove” to the Chief and the BOS, the Health and Safety Risks that should have been readily apparent from the initial information he had, or simply failed to review.  He has stated in the Department “Strategic Plan” that the number one goal is the “HEALTH AND SAFETY” of the membership.  Well, it is time for him to put his money where his mouth is and stand up for what is right and put a STOP to the illegal and very harmful construction of the Cell Antennas going into our Stations and our Communities.

We have the support of the Citizens, the Elected Officials, and the Firefighters he is sworn to serve and protect… we are calling for your support on this issue to protect not only firefighters and paramedics and the workforce, but the women and children we are sworn to serve.  Do not put money or politics before the safety of the human beings you have a responsibility to protect.  This will not go away, and as you know we are in the heat of battle on the issue and things are starting to crumble around you.  Take bold and decisive action now to put an end to the madness that even a 5th grader off the street could make a decision on to “JUST SAY NO!” 

This is just the beginning of the “TIME TO LEAD” series of communications as we move into a very trying time with regard to the future of our Department.  We stand committed to work with the Department when and where we can to reach common goals and objectives, but we also stand committed to call into question and to call into accountability his actions and the Department actions to protect our Department as well as our Members. “TIME TO LEAD”… “ONE BADGE – ONE BEAR – ONE SHARE”

I have directly communicated with the Fire Chief that we believe we are at a point of shattered confidence bordering on no confidence in the handling of these issues and there are more issues that feed into this and the next 3 to 6 months will be critical for us all in where we go and what our future holds, including his.  We will expect top performance from our leader…end of story.  

Dave Gillotte – President Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014

 

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IMPORTANT!

PLEASE POST/SHARE

If you receive a notice or communication from the Auditor-Controller’s Office (or anyone else for that matter) to submit to an interrogation or interview, either as a subject or witness, CALL THE UNION HALL and DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.

Pat Dolan will be the Director handling the coordination of representation on the interviews and he can be reached at pdolan@local1014.org or by cell at (951) 733-9871; or Andy Doyle at andydoyle@local1014.org , cell (562) 307-7045 or if you can’t get a hold of either of them call the Union Hall at (310) 639-1014.

The Auditor-Controller has been badgering and trying to intimidate members into meeting without representation and at dates and times that our members cannot meet. All members have rights of representation and they are in place to ensure a fair process to interview folks to best ascertain facts and truth and not conduct a witch hunt or fact twisting exercise.

Your FBOR rights apply and don’t be intimidated by the Auditor Controllers Office. Call now to protect your rights. We will also be working with the AOC to ensure all chief officer FBOR rights are protected in this matter that clearly seeks to harm firefighters more than deal with any allegations of improprieties. We will be sending out a comprehensive information piece on all of the details regarding this matter shortly and we are very adverse to the findings and the Fire Chief’s response to the matter. We wanted to first get the message out to all members to stand up and protect your rights and please act to do so now. Any questions please call the Union.

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URGENT HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE ACTION ITEM FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AND ACTION

Dear Chief Osby and Members of Local 1014 and All County Employees,

This is an open letter to you to call to your attention a serious health and safety issue affecting our members, citizens and the other Fire Department County Employees who will be affected by the decision of the Department and the County to construct cell phone and radio antennas at more than 80 Los Angeles County Fire stations.

We have conveyed to you the very serious health and safety concerns regarding the prolonged exposure to RF Emissions associated with these antennas.   All the while the Department, LA RICS and their Contracting Partner continue to downplay and refer to antiquated and non-health related exposure limits set by the FCC, not one health organization with any level of expertise.

We have also conveyed to you, the CEO and the BOS, the fact that only ONE RF Exposure Study has been done at ONE fire station.  This is a direct, blatent violation of the contract which expressly mandates testing and modeling at each site PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION, and yet the Department continues to authorize construction to continue. The testing is only for today’s technology and does not take into account the future growth of technology and the increases in exposure in any manner and is at best a smoke and mirrors approach to protecting our members safety.

You have clearly indicated your number one priority is the Health and Safety of the employees and adopted this in your strategic plan for the Department. You have done some tremendously great work in areas of training and safety gear and other such areas where we have worked together for improved working conditions and while we have much left to do, we call on you openly to ADOPT A STOP CONSTRUCTION POSITION on the cell sites and work with us to find alternative radio service delivery plans to complete the interoperability LA RICS Radio Project. We have discussed many options and while we will continue to dialog with you, the CEO and the BOS to find those solutions we are on record to oppose all of the cell antenna installations even based on the FCC limits and failure for the modeling to predict technology growth.

We openly call on you, our members, our families and the citizens we serve to take a stand with us in solidarity and with true concern for worker safety. Convicted support and put safety of the Fire Fighters, Lifeguards, County Fire Workers and the Citizens in the communities we serve and OPPOSE THE CELL ANTENNA CONSTRUCTION AT OUR STATIONS. PLEASE SIGN ON TO OUR PETITION AT THE LINK LISTED BELOW AND TAKE A STAND TO PROTECT YOUR FIREFIGHTERS AND EMPLOYEES.

I have signed it and stand committed….. please join me now.

Dave Gillotte, President

LA County Firefighters Local 1014


Here’s a direct link to the petition, sign it NOW!: http://bit.ly/notowers - Please sign and share

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Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD
Live Webcast ~ Wednesday, January 28

What: Live Webcast
Date: Wednesday, January 28
Time: Begins at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET
Web Link: www.iaff.org/ALTSwebcast

The IAFF will be presenting two live webcasts on two of the biggest issues in the fire service today - the increased risk for occupational cancers and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Streamed live on Wednesday, January 28 from the upcoming Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) in Anaheim, California, the webcast is FREE for all IAFF members.

The IAFF is urging affiliates and members to hold a safety stand down as these important issues are addressed.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Fire Service 8:00-10:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (ET)
Emergency responders are more susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of the nature of the profession coupled with the personal demands and challenges we all face. IAFF members respond to any number of traumatic incidents on a daily, ongoing basis. If not treated properly, the anxiety can build over time and can lead to PTSD. But all too often the effects can easily be overlooked as “a part of the job.” Presenters will discuss causes and signs/symptoms of PTSD and best practices for addressing it within your local.

Presenters:

  • Suzy Gulliver, Director, Warriors Research Institute and Professor Texas A&M
  • Frank Leto, Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854
  • Joe Schulle, President, Philadelphia Local 22
  • Kenneth Stuart, President, Seattle Local 27
  • Patrick Morrison, IAFF Health and Safety (moderator)

Cancer Awareness 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (PT) / 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ET)
In 2014, 56 percent of line-of-duty deaths among IAFF members were from occupational cancer. Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to help prevent exposure to dangerous carcinogens is more important than ever. This workshop helps provide the tools necessary to affect personal commitment, organizational accountability and exposure tracking methods to minimize or eliminate the contraction of occupational related cancers.

Presenters:

  • Larry Petrick, IAFF Health and Safety
  • Dr. Virginia Weaver, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amy Howard, California Professional Firefighters
  • Jim Brinkley, IAFF Health and Safety (moderator)

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Dear members,

As you undoubtedly know, Motorola – a contractor for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) – is in the process of installing cell towers at 86 County fire and lifeguard facilities. The County has failed to meet and confer on this issue, a violation of our contract, and we have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge on this matter. Further, the contractor is required to perform site-specific RF emission safety studies in advance of the planning and permitting process. They have not conducted these studies and are in violation of their own contract with LA-RICS and in violation of County policies.

Cell tower Radio Frequency radiation has been reported to cause debilitating symptoms including excessive fatigue, headaches, weakness, memory impairment, tinnitus, dizziness, irritability, sleep disturbances, vertigo and balance problems. (Carpenter, 2014). Local 1014 leadership will not stand by while toxic cell towers are installed at fire facilities – and neither should you.

Please take a minute to sign our petition today to demand that the County direct LA-RICS to immediately halt installation of cell towers at all LA County fire and lifeguard facilities! After you have signed the petition, please share the petition with any and everyone you know: co-workers, family, and friends.

Here’s a link to the petition: http://bit.ly/notowers

About LA-RICS & this project

The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) is a Joint Powers Authority created to establish an integrated wireless voice and data communications system to serve law enforcement, fire service, and health service professionals County-wide. LA-RICS has 86 members, including the County of Los Angeles, 82 cities, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Los Angeles and Inglewood school districts. The County of Los Angeles provided start up funding of $10 million and acts as the administrative agency.

LA-RICS plans to install cell towers at 231 sites, including approximately 86 County fire and lifeguard facilities, comprising stations, training facilities, and camps. The contractor, in coordination with LA-RICS’ third party environmental services consultant, is required to perform site-specific RF emission safety studies in advance of the planning and permitting process. Additionally, LA-RICS and its vendors must comply with the required Conditional Use Permit processes and LA County Planning Department policies.

Any questions please contact 1014 Director Lew Currier at (310) 925-2588 or the hall directly (310) 639-1014.

Thank you for your continued support.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 

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Christmas 2013

2014 comes to an end very soon, and as we head into Christmas Day we will all likely take time to remember to slow down a bit and enjoy friends and family and traditions steeped in time and history. In all honesty, we should take time all year to remember why we work so hard and care so much for our way of lives, our friends and families and our spirituality and humanity, but we know Christmas time and the end of the year holidays tend to get us to our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods and our children at a time when we really all shut down and stop and smell the roses and give thanks.

Your Executive Board of Local 1014 will also take time between now and the start of the new year to breath a bit and enjoy our families and friends also. As we all take time to reflect and remember the past year and the events that will define 2014 for us all personally, remember to take pride in your accomplishments at work and in your support and participation through Local 1014 to protect and advance and secure our very wonderful profession as Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, Paramedics and Fire, Forestry, Health Haz-Mat and Dispatch Personnel. Both sworn and non-sworn Local 1014 Members have worked tirelessly to produce results that are undeniably the envy of most every other department around us and throughout the state, both large and small.

Take a moment everyday to be thankful for what we have and remeber those we have lost, WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Each of us should remember why we work so hard to keep our professional job standards so protected and high on comparison…so we can be safe at work and earn a good living to go home and enjoy our families. Take time to get to your home and spend a little time with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and your friends and families this Christmas. We know there will be more economic and political and legislative challenge in 2015, and we’ll be ready once again, but for this short time let’s breath shall we? We have all earned it and let us not forget life is short and our challenges to stay healthy are more than most given our chosen profession.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may you have a blessed Holiday Season with your family and friends and brothers and sisters at work. Be safe at work in all that you do, and please remember to be safe off duty as you celebrate and if you are going to drink at all, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE. GET A DRIVER, GET A ROOM, GET A CAB…PUT THE PHONE DOWN….. MAKE A PLAN! It is not just about fines and penalties, but about protecting lives as we know all too well. Set the example for your children and each other and lead…DON’T DO IT, MAKE A WISE DECISSION.

Thank you for all you do and we will be well rested and ready for the challenges that 2015 holds for us all.

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014 – “Tradition of Excellence”

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
 
 
 
Dave Lopez
John Smolin
Dave Morse
1st VP
Treasurer
2nd VP
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Will Pryor
Pat Dolan
Steve Dewitt
Lew Currier
Andy Doyle
Al McConnell
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President Gillotte Statement on the Election of Sheila Kuehl to County Supervisor

"Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 made history along with our alliance partners in working to Get Out The Vote and elect Sheila Kuehl for County Supervisor - Third District Seat.

We made history and made our voices heard loud and clear at the ballot box and Local 1014 Executive Board along with Sheriffs, Nurses, Teachers, Homecare Workers, Lifeguards, Professional Employees, Working Class Families and Business Partners in electing our 3rd Supervisor to the Board.

Long term relationships with legacy Board Members and a changing of the guard to elect Mark Ridley-Thomas, Hilda Solis and now Sheila Kuehl will have the biggest impact on our careers, working conditions and fair bargaining conditions for decades to come.

We enjoy both personal and professional long term relationships with all Supervisors, but certainly a more labor friendly and issue friendly Board to work with is finally here. We have supported and elected these individuals because of their support of our membership and our issues with a proven track record. I have worked with all 3 of the new additions in the State Assembly and Senate, and Congress as well as Secretary of Labor Positions for many years.

We will get a comprehensive election wrap up message to the members, but I am so proud of the entire Executive Board, The Membership, The Union Staff, our Explorers, FSA's and our families who worked so hard to make Local 1014 one of the top 4 supporters of this effort in money and precinct walking and phone banking to make it happen.

We will keep you posted on changes to come as a result of the elections and as we move forward to the next phases of contract bargaining and policy changes and staff changes within the County. We truly have made history together."

Fraternally

Dave Gillotte
Local 1014 President

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FIREFIGHTER FAMILY MEMBERS WORK THEIR TAILS OFF TO EARN JOBS IN OUR PROUD PROFESSION WHERE THEY SERVE THE PUBLIC AND SAVE LIVES AND MIGHT EVEN BE CALLED UPON TO GIVE THEIR OWN LIVES FOR OTHERS…

That is what our investigation revealed.  I write to you on behalf of the entire Local 1014 Executive Board and in fact I probably represent the sentiment of every Fire Fighter Father or Mother whose son or daughter serves in our profession so proudly, especially as an LA County Fire Fighter.

We take great offense to the LA Times Article in Sunday’s Paper in which Paul Pringle took a low shot in yet another series of articles that serve to attack Firefighters on anything and everything as part of a ploy to continue to pressure cuts and deleverage our Unions. This is a follow up to the same attack on UFLAC 112 – LA City Members that recently occurred.

We have been working with UFLAC and the Department to navigate and put back pressure on these directed attacks designed to continue to politicize our systems as we both move to negotiate contracts.  These articles and similar will continue, and serve as a reminder of the fact we are not nearly done with an overall strategy aimed at our profession to tear down our compensation and retirement and medical packages. Like a bad meal, we will just get through this article and move on with our business but a few words need to be said internally about this.

It is a fact that sons and daughters follow in their fathers and mothers footsteps in all aspects of work, and we have often seen Actors, Singers, Entertainers, NFL and MLB and other Sports figures, children of workers in both the private and public sector jobs follow in their parent’s footsteps and this is a great thing. As a matter of fact, when children opt for the same work as their parents, it could be argued the only advantage they have is looking at a role model who can show them the ropes, provide connections for school and job paths to set the stage for them to see what the job is like and if inclined to pursue and go earn it.  The County recognizes this each year we participate in “Bring you sons and daughters to work day”.  This is designed to specifically expose our children to our job interests and with good purpose.

The Union has been working on this item for some time with the Department and this article was not unexpected and we will continue to monitor and ensure no over-reaction to the article from the Department and the County as we have seen from LA City Elected Officials and Staff. More to come on testing and training procedures. 
 
Your Executive Board and I know all of you are proud of our members work and accomplishments including those who are related to those who have served or are serving and I can personally attest to the pride and dedication and work ethic and work product of Ryan Tripp who was viciously and unfairly attacked in this article. I work with Ryan in Battalion 13 regularly on fires, strike team assignments, major EMS calls and more and he does a hell of a job… He represents similar stories for all of you but serves as an example for all. The only thing criminal in Ryan’s story is the picture they used in the article and the fact that he is a San Francisco Fan, but thankfully they did not print that. 

Finally, the author of the article left out this little finishing fact for all to read.  These sons and daughters who serve and have earned the right to serve like anyone else may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice at any given time.  FDNY firefighters on 911 and of course LA County Fire Fighters unfortunately know this all too well.  Perhaps Paul Pringle should research that a bit before he writes about the fiber of our members.  One Badge, One Bear, One Share!  Let us contemplate these thoughts at line-up and do what we do, get back to work as we humbly serve our public.  

Take care…. Dave Gillotte and the Executive Board of Local 1014

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2014 IAFF & CPF Memorials

Local 1014 Executive Board works with our Department, our Honor Guard, Chaplains, and our Fire Chief to honor our fallen each year at the IAFF, CPF and Department Fallen Firefighter memorials. Family First is our motto on honoring and remembering our fallen.

Thank you to our Fire Chief, our Honor Guard, Chaplains and the Emerald Society for coming out to support and participate in the ceremonies, we are proud to sponsor their work.

This year at the CPF Memorial Matthew Mazzocco (Chico State) was one of the recipients of the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship. This award is presented to children of fallen firefighters through the California Fire Foundation.

We are sad to announce that shortly after the IAFF Memorial in Colorado James Chatelain, husband of Janet Chatelain passed away. Jim was with his friends on Sunday the 21st. He was returning from a baseball game in Denver and collapsed in the hotel lobby he was staying in. The last words Jim had to say to us was "THANK YOU". He was very appreciative of everything the Department and 1014 had done for Jan and himself during their time of need.


IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial September 20, 2014

September 20th, 2014 the IAFF and Brothers and Sisters from throughout the Nation gather in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Hallowed Ground at the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial to honor those who gave all.

Los Angeles County Fire Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 added 8 names to the wall.

Please take a moment today to "Never Forget" and you can watch the ceremonies via live stream or at iaff.org

Also placed on the IAFF Wall were the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots that gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott Arizona. Included in those 19 heros is Kevin Woyjeck, son of Joe Wyojeck. Joe, as we all know, is an LA County Fire Captain as well as a the Vice President of the LA County Fire Museum.  
 
During the ceremony as you can see from the photo on the right, there were 19 flags representing Arizona that marched in.  The flags of the IAFF were then presented to a family member of these heros.
 
These 19 young men gave all for the citizens they protect.  Please keep them in your thoughts.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE FIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 1014 BROTHERS AND SISTERS 2014 MEMORIAL WALL PLACEMENT.

Phillip D Gibbs
01/30/03
Kenneth P Moiseve
07/30/03
James Sheehan
03/14/14
Timothy J Bernstein
10/07/12
Janet L Chatelain
06/23/13
Shawn M Bayer
11/02/13
John D Mazzocco
12/12/13
Darrell G Rice
04/22/14

California Professional Firefighters Memorial October 11, 2014

Fire Captain
John Mazzocco
Firefighter Specialist
Darrell Rice
Firefighter Specialist
Shawn Bayer

On Saturday October 11th, the names of three of our fallen Brothers were placed on the California Professional Firefighters Memorial Wall.

This year the California Fire Foundation placed 15 fallen firefighter names on the wall from fire department's throughout California. Fifteen names to many.

Please keep our fallen brothers, and those brothers and sisters who have previously given the ultimate sacrifice for those we protect, in your thoughts and prayers. Always remembered, never forgotten.

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BEWARE OF CELL TOWERS!

Hazardous LTE cell towers are in the initial stages of being constructed at 87 of our fire stations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in conjunction with the LA Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (LA-RICS), the LA County Chief Executive Office, and Motorola Solutions, Inc. Your Local 1014 Executive Board is strongly opposed to this plan and to the exposure of our members to concentrated radio frequency radiation and its corresponding adverse health effects.

Many members may have seen the contractors at their stations measuring and painting lines for the upcoming installations. Your Executive Board sent a cease and desist letter to the Department on September 2, 2014 requesting the Department stop any further activity to construct cellular and UHF radio antennas at fire stations and administrative sites where Local 1014 bargaining unit represented members work.

At the 2004 International Association of Fire Fighters convention in Boston, Massachusetts, the voting body passed Resolution 15, which directs the IAFF to oppose the installation of cell towers at fire stations and administrative sites due to health and safety concerns. Your executive board will use all remedies in our power to protect the health and safety of our members and prevent these cell towers from being constructed at our fire stations and administrative sites.

Executive Action 352 was enacted by the Department on August 5, 2014 and sent to all stations. EA 352 outlines the Department’s plan for cell tower installation at our fire stations and administrative sites. The Department did not meet and confer with Local 1014 to consider the impact to our members or the health and safety risk factors before taking this action.

If you see activity or construction happening related to cell tower installation, please contact Directors Lew Currier (310) 925-2588 or Steve Dewitt (714) 514-1352 or the Union Hall (310) 639-1014 immediately, and we will keep you posted on the progress of this issue with the Department.

Thank you for your time on this most important health and safety issue.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

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August 10, 2014

PLEASE READ AND POST

IT’S OFFICIAL! DEAD ON ARRIVAL!

VENTURA COUNTY PENSION ASSAULT INITIATIVE IS DROPPED!

Pension attack initiative in Ventura County designed to eliminate a Defined Benefit Pension for Public Employees including Firefighters and Sheriffs is off the table and will not go to the voters in November.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew ruled that the proposed “Measure L” sought to create a new state law where none existed, and was therefore a violation of the State Constitution and Government Code.

Measure L would have ELIMINATED a County Pension System established by state law and REPLACED it with a privatized system and even ELIMINATED defined benefit pensions for survivors of fallen firefighters, police officers and their families.

This victory is so important for Los Angeles County Fire Fighters and all Local 1014 members because it was not only on our literal border, but also designed to attack a 1937 Act Pension System which is the exact same laws and pension system type as our very own LACERA. What happened in Ventura could have had a lasting and ongoing effect on every one of us and our families.

Thank you to all of you and the Executive Board of Local 1014 who jumped in very early to help the Ventura County Firefighters Local 1364; long-time friend and ally to Local 1014, and other Labor Unions representing public sector workers in Ventura and Los Angeles County. We gave money, time, legal help and a commitment to be in Ventura County at each step of the fight to defeat this draconian, outside influenced, well-funded attack on all of us.

I personally called Ventura County Firefighter’s Local 1364 President Chris Mahon, who serves with me on the State Board of CPF and congratulated him on the Victory. We have had many conversations and meetings regarding this issue and as a result we are considering forming a 1937 Act County alliance to stay vigilant on all issues pertaining to our Pension Systems statewide with all Fire Unions affected.

The ruling issued last Monday was not official until a writ of mandate to urgent rule in final was considered and that is now done with a NO from the Judge and any regular appeal by the backers of the initiative will not be in time make the deadline of August 22nd to go to print with the initiative. Game over…For Now.

REMEMBER – this was a deceptive proposal to usurp state law and eliminate our pensions by anti-pension ideologues including the KOCH BROTHERS and the KOCH-SPONSORED AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY and billionaire venture capitalist JOHN ARNOLD, and if it made it to ballot would have been very well funded at a rate far beyond what we could raise to fight it. This may be gone for now, but the fight is far from over by any means.

Drop into www.cpf.org to view additional information and the judge’s ruling and CPF Fire Vision story on the issue.

Once again and on behalf of the entire Local 1014 Executive Board, thank you to the Membership for the support and backing that allows our Union to play hard and play heavy in all issues affecting our membership and our Benefits.

Fraternally,

Dave Gillotte

President

Dave Lopez John Smolin Dave Morse
1st Vice President Treasurer 2nd Vice President
     
  Directors  
Will Pryor Pat Dolan Lew Currier
Steve DeWitt Andy Doyle Alan McConnell
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August 8, 2014

Now that the fire season is in full swing....

Welcome back ST1130A & 1131A

We contacted the executive staff a few days ago and asked that we get something out prior to the strike teams returing. As we know it the "PMF" day or rehab day. Below is what the department released today. This principle applies all personnel including Camps, personnel assigned as single resources and 40 hour personnel.


Rehab Staffing Procedures for ST 1130A and ST 1131A

ALL personnel returning on Strike Teams 1130A and 1131A today shall be afforded a “Rehab day” for tomorrow beginning at 0800 hours based upon EA-347, dated July 10, 2008.

A. Personnel on duty backfilling for both Strike Teams shall remain in service for the remainder of the current 24-hour shift.

B. Strike Team personnel returning will be on the clock for rehab until 0800 hours tomorrow. They can rehab at the fire station or be released to an alternate location, including home, if able to drive.

C. Strike Team 1130A and 1131A personnel assigned to work tomorrow shall receive a “Rehab-day.”

D. Strike Team 1130A and 1131A personnel not assigned to work tomorrow, August 8th, cannot go avail for overtime and are exempt from recall unless there is a disaster or major incident.

Any questions contact your jurisdictional Battalion Chief.

This email was approved for distribution by Chief Deputy Michael Metro.

Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details


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1014 is proud to partner with the IAFF and Kaplan University to bring our members unique opportunities for furthering your education. We recommend all our members look at this exciting opportunity to enhance your future.


Kaplan University now offers 1014 members special opportunities to save time and money on a Fire Science degree

As a member of 1014 and The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Kaplan University is proud to reward your commitment with special offers and personalized support.

U.S.- and Canada-based IAFF members who enroll in an undergraduate fire science degree program from our U.S.-based university qualify for a 43 percent tuition reduction that reduces the tuition rate to $210 per credit.*

Kaplan University works closely with the IAFF to offer programs that help fire fighters strengthen their skills and prepare for career advancement.†

In addition to the significantly reduced tuition cost, here are a few more time- and money-saving advantages for IAFF members:

  • Learning recognition course to help translate your IAFF certifications into Kaplan University college credit, plus an official review of your portfolio at no charge ($1,500 value)‡
  • Kaplan University scholarships for experienced government and nonprofit professionals interested in a graduate degree§
  • Tuition reductions for active-duty U.S. military and veterans
  • Potential credit for certifications accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or Pro Board, and National Fire Academy courses#


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Click here to learn more about reduced tuition rates for IAFF members. Or call us today at 866.583.6765 and visit iaff.kaplan.edu for more information.

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  • We’re recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. Our fire science degree programs closely follow the FESHE model.
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*Contact an Admissions Advisor for details. May not be combined with scholarships, grants, military tuition reductions, tuition vouchers, or other discounts. International students are required to pay 15 weeks of tuition and fees in full prior to the start of the first term. Kaplan University has campuses and course locations only in the U.S. Its instructors are U.S. employees. Its online distance education programs are offered in the U.S. but open to Canadians who meet eligibility requirements. Kaplan University has the status of a university and can grant degrees in the U.S. by authority of the state of Iowa and the U.S. Department of Education. It is also accredited in the U.S. by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (ncahlc.org). For details, go to http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/about/accreditation-licensing.aspx

†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

‡After completing all course modules and submitting your portfolio for review, the discount code can be applied in the “Portfolio Submission Requirements” section. The discount code expires October 31, 2013.

§Additional terms and conditions apply. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further details or visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/public-service-center.aspx visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/student-consumer-information.aspx.

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Payroll.....

With the continual problems with pay warrants we wanted to make sure we continue to inform you on how to find resolution with your pay warrant if there are errors. The following information will help when you file a grievance. We advise you to file a grievance when your pay warrant is not correct. Fill out a form 377 and remember it is your grievance and therefore your responsibility to follow the timelines.

The grievance is your way of correcting the pay warrant errors. This avenue will get your chain of command involved in the process to correct the payroll errors.

See your MOU, Article 17 on the process to file a grievance and link here to the form 377.  Once you complete your grievance please fax a copy to 1014 attention Will Pryor (310) 639-5314


ARTICLE 19 EMPLOYEE PAYCHECK ERRORS

Section 1. Underpayments

Management will rectify a $100 or more underpayment on the employee's payroll warrants within three (3) calendar days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt by the Auditor-Controller of a written request from the affected employee's

departmental payroll section. An affected employee's departmental payroll section shall promptly forward a written request for a corrected or supplemental pay warrant for the affected employee to the Auditor-Controller. An employee shall be deemed to have waived the above indicated time limits, and to have indicated that he/she is willing to accept an adjustment on the following payroll warrant if he/she does not request a corrected or supplemental warrant within two calendar days after receipt of the regular payroll warrant, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

Corrected or supplemental warrants will be sent by regular County messenger service to the employee's departmental payroll section. In emergencies the departmental payroll section wil arrange to have the supplemental or corrected warrant either hand delivered to the employee or picked up by the employee at the Auditor's public counter. The provisions of this section may be implemented even if the employee cashes the payroll warrant.

Section 2. Overpayments

Management wil endeavor to notify the affected employee of an overpayment on the employee's payroll warrant(s) prior to making any deduction to recover any such overpayment from the employee's subsequent payroll warrant(s). Upon request by the affected employee to the Auditor-Controller's designate, Management will establish a reasonable method of repayment.

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Payroll errors have numbered in the hundreds just in the last few months.  While many of these errors resulted in a "short" pay check, some of the errors have resulted in excess payment.  Recently FD payroll overpaid some employees over a period of time, but took back all the money on the next check.  In some situations this left the employee with nothing for earnings.  Even deductions for health insurance and retirement were left off the check.

As always please watch your checks closely and call payroll with any descrepencies.  if there were any moneys TAKEN OUT for overpament please remember your rights:

- Under state and federal law you cannot have more than 15% of your check garnished for an overpayment correction.

- By contract, the County must discuss you overpayment with you and work out a reasonable repayment method.

- The County must clearly explain the reason for the overpayment, not just send you an email with no explanation.

If you have a garnishement without the above issues addressed, please send us an email at willp@local1014.org immediately so we can address within this pay period.

Remember on March 20th we posted and emailed a request for information on our members who have had payroll issues (such as above).  We will be meeting very soon with the county so please get us the information we have requested.

Thank You!


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We need your help!


We will be meeting with the County Auditor Controller very soon and we need your help.  We know of some people who have had their paycheck arrive only to find it incorrect for one reason or another (missing OT, not paid a bonus, off on “I” and taxes taken out, etc.) but we don’t have all the details.  We are requesting the following:
 

    1. Your name
    2. Your employee number
    3. Your work location
    4. Date of incorrect paycheck
    5. Exact details of why it was incorrect
    6. What was done to resolve your situation (1014 handled, Payroll corrected, waited until the next check for correction, etc.)

We need details of what happened not speculation about someone else.  We need your help in trying to fix payroll and the County Auditor Controller is asking for examples/details of problems since we switched to the new system.  At this point they say they are unaware of any.  Please help us to educate them.


Email Will Pryor at willp@local1014.org and/or fax the details to 1014 Attention Will Pryor at (310) 639-5314.


We need your help NOW.


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