Fire Series Trial Shift Schedule Change Vote
TODAY - February 10th
Brothers and Sisters,
Today ballots for our Trial Shift Schedule Change have been mailed out. The balloting will stay open for 30 days with ballots tallied on February 10th.
We are asking that ALL members VOTE!!
The voice of the membership is heard most accurately with the most ballots returned, ideally, we want every member to vote. Please take the time to cast your vote and be counted.
Also, be aware that there will be messaging from those lobbying various sides of this issue—the YES votes, the NO votes, those who embrace 48/96 and those who embrace 4/8. ONLY mail from Local 1014 on Local 1014 letterhead and ONLY information sent from our firstname.lastname@example.org email address or our Facebook Page will contain Local 1014 information on the actual days of the proposed schedules and the ballot questions.
To be clear, there is no wrong position to take on this important issue. Some members want to try this schedule change trial and some do not. Some favor our current schedule and others favor 48/96 or 4/8 on a trial. All are legitimate opinions that will be measured by way of a majority vote. The Executive Board is no different than the General Membership, we all work and each of us has an opinion and a vote on this issue.
The ballot asks members to vote YES or NO on a trial shift schedule change. Additionally, the ballot also asks members to choose either 48/96 schedule or 4/8 schedule to move forward with providing there is a 50% plus one majority vote to pursue the trial shift schedule change.
All Local 1014 members who are Firefighters, Firefighter Specialists, and Captains from 601/602 Bargaining Units will have the opportunity to vote YES or NO and pick from one of the proposed shift schedules. As a reminder, please see the attached sheet with examples of both proposed schedules, this sheet will also accompany your ballot.
IMPORTANT: Contact the Union if you have not received your ballot by Thursday or if you mismarked your ballot and are requesting a replacement ballot.
REMINDER: All Local 1014 members need to be sure to update their contact information with the Union. Please call 310-639-1014 with your Employee ID number or Social Security number available to update the following member information: Name, Address, Phone, Cell, Email, Rank, and Station.
Take time to evaluate the information and then cast your vote and help determine our future direction.
City Political Action Committee (PAC)
This week, our Local 1014 Executive Board interviewed over 75 candidates for over a dozen local city elections across LA County for the March 2020 ballot.
Political action is one of the most important things we do as a Union to protect our members and continue to have public safety be the number one priority for our county and our contract cities. We never know when we will be called to put our lives on the line for our communities. We need to have the equipment, personnel, and resources to keep our residents and our members safe. In order to do that, we need to put people in public office who support that mission in every one of our contract cities and in every community we serve.
As always stay safe and take care of each other.