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jdfire43
12-29-2007, 14:24
Is your dept union? If so are you a member?

FirNaTine
12-30-2007, 15:55
Yes and Yes.

rk246
12-30-2007, 19:57
Definetely union, Local 43, everyone must be in the union here.

Alaskapopo
12-30-2007, 23:27
Is your dept union? If so are you a member?

Union employes average about 25% more pay on average nationally with far better benefits. My last department was union my current one is not and I am working to get that changed.
Pat

DaleGribble
12-31-2007, 09:09
I wish we had a union!

jdfire43
12-31-2007, 09:37
We are IAFF Local 4413 & I am the president.

RyanNREMTP
12-31-2007, 13:15
Don't have union here.

tbhracing
12-31-2007, 14:49
Yes and yes. IAFF local 2881.

DaleGribble
12-31-2007, 17:42
To all of you IAFF members, is the union worth it's salt?

FireCaptDave
01-01-2008, 00:16
Is your dept union? If so are you a member?

Yes and yes.

Don't let the man keep you down...

FireCaptDave
01-01-2008, 00:17
To all of you IAFF members, is the union worth it's salt?

Yes it is.

PeterJasonMN
01-01-2008, 03:39
Our city's fire is union, ambulance is not IIRC.

FD is the only department that never gets cuts year after year.

DCLXVI
01-01-2008, 14:07
yes & yes, Local 2294

cnyankee
01-01-2008, 14:11
yes yes seiu 512 vice chair and being union will let me be able to afford to retire in 2 years

FireCaptDave
01-01-2008, 18:59
L3631

black rob
01-01-2008, 22:58
Yes/Yes...IAFF Local 15.

gloxter
01-01-2008, 23:42
Yes and Yes.

Ditto. Well worth the dues, too.

Da-Squad
01-02-2008, 15:03
Local 2

gloxter
01-02-2008, 19:39
Local 2

Dang, Brother!

Do you commute?

Just saw that your profile said that home is FL and you're L2. I've heard about a brother from Seattle that works in SF and pushes the shift-trades, another guy I met in DHS training that worked in O.C. that lived in PHX, but please tell us your secret.

No traffic at 35,000'?

Edited to add...I'm a dumb@$$. Congratulations on retirement!!!!!!! Doh! F-n relatively new guy here (7 yrs Fire, more in EMS).

Jtg1963
01-02-2008, 20:53
Non union/Hospital based Ems 50 + employee's

Da-Squad
01-03-2008, 07:58
LOL!! Gets to be a problem when my relief is late and I miss my flight. Stay safe

Fireman1291
01-03-2008, 08:50
Yes and yes, local 4420 here. And with a relatively new union they have done alot for us.

IAFF2377
01-03-2008, 17:31
Yes and Yes

Stopdropnroll
01-03-2008, 20:22
The firehouse is union, but I am in in total disagreement with the IAFFs national consititution position on career staff cannot volunteer (article 14). Thus I cannot join and promise them that I will blindly abide with something that hurts my community and jeopardizes people lives

I am firefighter and a paramedic, not a politician.

Other than that national issue, my department and my local are both terrific!

SDnR

IAFirNaTine
01-03-2008, 21:44
Yes and yes, agree with ya stopdropnroll, I think thats one of the reasons they are asking for input on changing article 14. Not everyone in a large organization such as ours can agree on everything. The IAFF gave us so much support when we were going for the ambulance service, they were great!!!! Local 41

grfd600
01-04-2008, 16:17
IAFF local 3832.... But I'm a Republican! :cool:

IAFirNaTine
01-05-2008, 13:29
Thats good grfd, its good to have diversity in any organization. Im an independant. But I did caucus for Dodd (to no avail). Didnt mean i was going to vote for him.

jdfire43
01-05-2008, 15:34
Is anyone going to the ALTS conference in New Orleans the 23-25?

IAFirNaTine
01-05-2008, 23:02
I wish i was JD. You going?

jdfire43
01-06-2008, 08:21
I'm going. My local is sending 2.

Dean
01-06-2008, 10:55
A friend wrote:
The firehouse is union, but I am in in total disagreement with the IAFFs national consititution position on career staff cannot volunteer (article 14). Thus I cannot join and promise them that I will blindly abide with something that hurts my community and jeopardizes people lives. I am firefighter and a paramedic, not a politician.
Other than that national issue, my department and my local are both terrific!
SDnR

All emergency workers must be union whenever possible because of the nature of the work. Let's have a look at paramedicine. On a cardiac call, an infusion of dopamine is run and the drug is extravasated. Or an endotracheal intubation is performed, and the tube becomes dislodged from the trachea in transport. Each of those cases may result in a lawsuit. What stops the agency from simply terminating the paramedic? Only legal representation, and the only possibility of that I have seen is via union membership and representation.

This moderator has a very good heart, and wants to save everybody with his hard won skills. I admire him for that. That's the true spirit of a physician or of a firefighter. My counsel to him is to join the union, work his paid job, and to perform in an unofficial capacity in his community free of charge.

Something tells me that he's already done just that.

tbhracing
01-06-2008, 22:59
To all of you IAFF members, is the union worth it's salt?

Yes it is! Worth every penny.

cap'n josh
01-09-2008, 22:56
Local 1859 and probably one of the smallest locals out there (only 6 members)

goodfella
01-11-2008, 09:53
Not yet, but am currently trying to get the NEMSA to represent us. Anyone else have experience with NEMSA?

fyrewood
01-13-2008, 20:34
Yes and yes....IAFF Local 251

fjnardo
01-22-2008, 20:42
Yes / Yes Local 822

shibby575
02-02-2008, 08:36
local 124

fyrman
02-08-2008, 19:05
Yes and yes. We have 100% paid union represented staff in the metro area of two different departments with volunteer organizations in the rural areas outside the city. There are alot of paid FF's that volunteer in the rural areas where they live. They hold mostly company and chief officer positions in their volunteer capacities and the union doesn't blink twice. Since the metro departments run ALS transport to those out lying areas it actually helps out the relationships between paid and volunteer departments. There are 10 different rural departments surrounding the metro area and I can't think of one that doesn't have at least one career firefighter from one of the two metro departments as a volunteer.

cyrus1313
02-10-2008, 21:45
Yes and Yes. IAFF Local 558

IAFF2377
02-28-2008, 15:08
Yes and Yes. IAFF Local 2377 Greater York Professional Firefighters

gunsnhoses
03-09-2008, 20:12
ABSOLUTELY! Local 1660. Even if you have some disagreements with the politics, it is absolutely essential to the growth and continuance of our career to be union members. Without the union firefighting would not be where it is today. The union provides the protection and benefits we have today. Union is the ONLY way to work, for us and for everybody!

gunsnhoses
03-09-2008, 20:31
ABSOLUTELY! Local 1660. Even if you have some disagreements with the politics, it is absolutely essential to the growth and continuance of our career to be union members. Without the union firefighting would not be where it is today. The union provides the protection and benefits we have today. Union is the ONLY way to work, for us and for everybody!

The union is like government. If you don't like something, get involved and get it changed! It is possible. Sorry if I ruffle some feathers, but if your not union, you should be. If you don't want the union, you're in the wrong line of work!

dhwfd46
03-09-2008, 20:47
Yes/Yes. Local 12. Membership is required.

demaster
03-10-2008, 06:55
I work for AMR (Hartford CT office) and we are a closed union shop, meaning everyone has to be in the union. Right now we have 1199, A healthcare union in the Northeast region. We are looking at NEMSA (national EMS association). Everything about them looks great, and has done a lot for ems around the country.

Why you wondering about the union???

2Tired
03-19-2008, 18:39
Yes and Yes - Local 4068 (Pahrump, Nevada)

And there is a reason the I.A.F.F. doesn't allow volunteering in your or a competing agency. The phrase "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free" sort of applies here. I've seen first hand how management has taken advantage of the good intentions of a few to hurt and try to dislove the entire Union. Stay strong and be proud to be Union.

DTLarson
03-19-2008, 19:24
Hey demaster, I used to work for Aetna on the South End. We had the Teamsters. All they did was take my money and I saw nothing for it.Can't even really claim the contracts and such. Hunters, AMR Hartford, ASM and Aetna all outdo each other a little bit when its time for their contract to come up.

FiremanBrad
03-21-2008, 16:32
Yes, and was until retirement!!