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LAC Fallen Firefighter Memorial April 21st, 2018

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, April 21, 2018.

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 we will be honoring all the names on 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 EA-q76 (attached) 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 April 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 April 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

Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details

Download: EA-176.pdf , EA-176a.pdf
An open letter to Chief Osby and the members of Local 1014

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

An open letter to LA County Fire Chief Osby and the
membership of Local 1014
in regards to EA-168 dated March 30, 2018

April 6, 2018

OPEN LETTER TO THE FIRE CHIEF AND MEMBERSHIP 

Dear Chief Osby: 

In your memo EA-168 “Return to Work / Risk Management Re-Assignment” dated March 30, 2018, you stated a Civilian Division Chief “will provide a greater role in relation to the Department’s Return to Work mission.”

This letter is to inform you that we categorically REJECT your selection of civilian Cynthia Maluto to work in any capacity in the Return to Work Division and demand a new appointment to this critical position with the Department. We find her to be averse to any and all aspects of labor/management cooperation and to progressive workers compensation carve out principles. The unilateral decision to appoint her to an active role in Return to Work (RTW) is a direct attack on our Dispute Resolution Agreement (DRA) - Carve Out Agreement. 

As you know, under State law our DRA is managed by a Labor Management Voting Committee of 6 individuals, 3 people appointed by the Union and 3 people appointed by the Department to ensure a balanced voice.  It is at this table that all changes to any aspect directly and indirectly affecting the DRA carve out should be managed. It is essential that we maintain a balanced approach to the DRA and we are committed to working with you to correct this action and move toward a bilateral labor/management agreement regarding RTW. 

We would like to set up a meeting with you as soon as possible to discuss this critical issue. If the Department’s intent is to withdraw from the DRA carve out, where at least 80% of our members are being treated and claims are picked up in a timely manner, we deserve to know immediately. We feel strongly that the DRA system is significantly better than the state system which has delays to treatment in excess of 6 months for Firefighters.  We must do everything we can to maintain a balanced system that benefits our Firefighters and our Fire Service Personnel.

Additionally, in EA-168, you mentioned a “concerned Firefighter” letter and you committed to investigating the claims in the letter. While we know this was one case, all cases and all members are important to us. Your commitment to take care of Firefighters and Fire Service Personnel for their “injuries while performing their duties” should also include illnesses, and behavioral health issues both on duty and cumulatively. 

We are committed to addressing any needs or concerns of the Department and the Union membership. Moreover, we will be addressing this matter with the County Board of Supervisors. 

I look forward to your response and to working collaboratively with you to create a DRA and RTW system which focuses on taking care of the men and women of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  

Sincerely, 

DAVE GILLOTTE
President

Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details

Download: Open letter to FC Osby and L1014 membership in regards to EA-168 4.9.18.pdf
Retirement seminars

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Local 1014 will once again host LACERA, Empower and F&A Credit Union advisors for a class at Local 1014.  This is a pre-retirement workshop that will give you all the information you need to know to prepare for retirement from the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.  Things like Ventura Benefits, retirement medical care and steps to take prior to retirement are all covered.

Some of the issues to be covered:

  • Death, Disability and Survivor Benefits Planning.
  • Mid-Career Seminar for those with more than 5 years before retirement.
  • Pre-retirement Seminar for those with 5 years or less before retirement.
  • Empower (457 Plan) pre-retirement and retirement planning.

Individual counseling and retirement planning by LACERA and Empower after seminar.

  • 0900 to 1430
  • Lunch will be provided. 
  • Class size is limited to 30. Sign-ups will be on a first come-first served basis.
  • Spouse/partners are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday April 25th
C Shift on duty
Thursday April 26th
A Shift on duty
Friday April 27th
B Shift on duty

Local 1014 address:

3460 Fletcher Ave
El Monte, Ca 91731

You need only attend one of the 3 days.  

To register or if you have questions, please click on the following link: andydoyle@local1014.org

This class is open to members of 1014 only.

We need the following information in your registration email:

  • Name:
  • Cell number:
  • Number attending (spouse, etc...):
  • Date you would like to attend:
  • 2nd choice of date to attend:
Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details
Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez and welcome class 150

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Welcome class 150

and

Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez

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Welcome to the newest members of Local 1014, Class 150:

Brother Matthew Alexander Brother James Arakaki
Brother Jonathan Cavuto Brother Randall Cavigli
Brother Gerald Davis Brother Cody Daniel
Brother Jonathan Foster Sister Elizabeth DiRocco
Brother Taylor Garrett Brother Alex Fregoso
Brother Edward Griffin Brother Jose Gonzalez Garcia
Brother Christopher Haberman Brother Kyle Groff
Brother Dean Hashimoto Brother Tyler Hagie
Brother Kyle Hatanaka Brother Justin Haworth
Brother Avraham Jacobsen Brother Christopher James
Brother Bryan Kasravi Brother Jesse Krygsman
Brother Thomas Lien Brother Bradley Meek
Brother Matthew Montoya Brother Alexander Morton
Brother Beck Nielsen Brother Kevin Ortiz
Brother John Perrine Brother Brent Pinkerton
Brother Jared Ripely Brother Steven Robles
Brother Matthew Romine Brother Luis Rosas
Brother Gabriel Santa Cruz De Oviedo Brother Robert Shoff
Brother Caleb Souders Brother Brian Tibbetts
Brother Son Truong Brother Wesley Vanderkallen
Brother Christopher Westrup Brother Brodie Watts
Brother Glenn White Brother Joshua Wilson
Brother Travis Yates Brother Peter Yom
   
Fire Fighter Edward Corey Bonestroo * In Memoriam

Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which....click here

Some famous quotes from Cesar Chavez:

"Without a union, the people are always cheated, and they are so innocent".

"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures".

"You are never strong enough that you don't need help".

"The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people".

"There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance".

Cesar Chavez through the years by CNN

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details
Local 1014 Contract negotiations survey

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Local 1014 Negotiations
Contract negotiations survey for Units 601 & 602

Local 1014 is asking for your input. We are starting negotiations for bargaining units 601 & 602 (see below for details) and we would like the members of those bargaining units to login and access our survey of negotiations items.  We will be at the table for units 603 and 604 later this summer.  We will do a survey for those units later.

We will be discussing issues at the table that relate to our current MOU.  Some, or most of the items we have brought to the bargaining table one or multiple times and we continue to ask for these and other items.  The list of items by no means is a list of items we WILL get but items we are asking for and will work hard to get.  In the end we may get some of these items.  We would like to know what you feel are the top 5 items to every member of units 601 & 602.

Items that will be discussed at a different negotiations table (Coalition of County Unions - CCUlater this summer will include issues such as medical contributions, 457 match increases, holiday and vacation hours to name just a few. This is the table where we join with other County Unions (roughly 50k employees of LA County).

We are asking that since this email is going to every registered member of local 1014 PLEASE if you are not a member of 601 or 602 PLEASE DO NOT respond. The system will reject your response so please do not even try.

Unit 601 covers:
Item # Position title
0199 Firefighter
0201 Firefighter Specialist
0198 Firefighter Trainee
0232 Firefighting Construction Equipment Operator
0211 Pilot
0232 Senior Fire Fighting Construction Equipment Operator
0197 Senior Fire Suppression Aid
0196 Fire Suppression Aid
0328 Forestry Assistant
Unit 602 covers:
Item # Position title
0331 Deputy Forester
0205 Fire Captain
0213 Senior Pilot
0236 Supervising Fire Fighting Construction Equipment Operator
Unit 603 covers:
Item # Position title
2432 Fire Dispatcher I
2433 Fire Dispatcher II
2435 Fire Dispatcher Specialist
3772 Fire Prevention Engineering Assistant I
3773 Fire Prevention Engineering Assistant II
0326 Forestry Technician
4400 Hazardous Materials Specialist I
4401 Hazardous Materials Specialist II
4402 Hazardous Materials Specialist II
Unit 604 covers:
Item # Position title
2434 Supervising Fire Dispatcher
3777 Supervising Fire Prevention Engineering Assistant
4403 Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist

Click HERE for the survey.

The survey will be posted from March 2, 2018 to March 16, 2018. You will only be able to respond once and you will have use your member login to access the survey.

Thank you for your input.

Your Local 1014 Executive Board

 
Dave Gillotte
 
 
President
 
Dave Morse
John Smolin
Lew Currier
1st Vice President
Treasurer
2nd Vice President
 
 
 
 
Directors
 
Mike Jones
Pat Dolan
Dominic Finks
Kurt Kobler
Andy Doyle
Jason Cervantes
Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details
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