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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

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  Happy Thanksgiving
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters

We know we have much to be thankful for heading into this Thanksgiving Weekend.  We work for one of the greatest fire service agencies in the World and that's because of the men and women who make it happen each and every day.  We are thankful for the spirit and passion and dedication that our membership brings to the firehouse and the citizens we serve in Los Angeles County and throughout the World with the vast Structural, Air and Wildland, Forestry, Health Haz-Mat, Dispatch, Heavy Equipment and Emergency Medical Services we offer.   We are like no other agency in the world in all we do and all we are.  COUNTY!  Local 1014! 

Local 1014 has been working hard on your behalf and on behalf of our families as late as the day before Thanksgiving to remain at the forefront of Union strength to advance and protect the members who serve with the Los Angeles County Fire Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1014.  There is so much that goes into our collective team that is over 3200 strong.  Remember as we give thanks, that we also work hard to keep our way of life and our profession at the top of the game.  Local 1014 members work hard and play hard and are Thankful for all we have in opportunity to serve and time with our friends and families. 

Thanksgiving is a day we now know as a Recognized Holiday to not only give thanks, but also to kick off the Holiday Season and spend time with our families and friends and eat too much and celebrate all that is good. Thanksgiving has its origins in an annual Good Harvest Thanks and was a hard fought for recognized holiday in our history. The original meal of 1621 at Plymouth Rock was not formally set into America's History until hundreds of years later. After much debate and political influence by Presidents Washington and Lincoln and 40 years of letters from author Sarah Josepha Hale to politicians, and with the help of stores and commerce interests who wanted to kick off spending for the season entering into Christmas, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on December 26, 1941, signed a joint resolution of Congress to set the Thanksgiving Holiday to be the fourth Thursday in November. This is now a vital part of our economy as well as a day to give thanks for hard work and the fruitful harvest of our efforts. This strangely sounds a lot like a Union Operation!

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Feast and give thanks and prayer for all we are fortunate to have and remember the hard work it took to get it done, and as always we ask that you do so responsibly.   Choose not to drink this holiday or limit your drinks, but if you are going to drink alcohol, remember GET A DRIVER, GET A CAB or GET A ROOM, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Please take a moment and remember the families of our fallen, and the those who are less fortunate then us. Remember those in our country and throught the wold who have suffered tragedy be it natural or man made. This has been a difficult year for many. They need our thoughts and prayers and our voices to surround them with our arms and know that they are part of our family  always. 

"We shall Never Forget"

On behalf of the Local 1014 Executive Board I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families be safe. 

Dave Gillotte
President, Local 1014

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Thank a Veteran today...

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Today we thank our Veterans

Today we honor those among us that have served in our military. Those that every day served in our Armed Forces to make sure we are safe. Those that spent every minute of every day making sure that the citizens of our United States can continue to have the freedoms we have. Those freedoms are the envy of most other nations. We cannot thank our Veterans enough for what they have, and continue, to do for us.

Some of our 1014 members are Veterans. PLEASE take today to thank a Veteran. Call your friends, neighbors, family members or your brother or sister firefighters and thank them for the sacrifices they have made so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

Some history on Veterans day:

From Wilipedia

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.[1] It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

The United States Congress adopted a resolution on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.[2] A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."[3]

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the "Father of Veterans Day."[4]

U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954. It had been eight and a half years since Weeks held his first Armistice Day celebration for all veterans.[5]

Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.[6][7]

Your Local 1014 Executive Board of Directors sends a BIG thank you to our Veterans
for what they have done for us during their service in the Military.

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Election Day November 2017

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

Election Day November 2017

Another succesful election night.  With our partners we had solid wins in the two races we were involved in (see below).  The numbers were higher than projected because 1014 was involved.

We called for help and you, our members, showed up in force. We walked for 8 days and had over 140 members answer the call for help. You continue to amaze us.

A BIG THANK YOU from your 1014 Executive Board to our members, our voters and our partners on two wins that will solidify funds for fire, police and other services.  These two cities, Hawthorne and El Monte are fee for service cities and we have helped to secure the funding for our services for years to come.

Final results from the 2 elections we were actively involved in this cycle:

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Hawthorne Measure HH

From ballotpedia.org

yes vote is a vote in favor of imposing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent to fund general city services.

no vote is a vote against imposing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent to fund general city services.

Measure HH proposes to raise the total sales tax rate in Hawthorne from 9.5 percent to 10.25 percent. The state-mandated tax rate that applies throughout California is 7.25 percent, with revenue allocated to various purposes. As of 2017, Los Angeles County also levied a 2.25 percent sales tax.[1] The average total sales tax rate throughout the county was 9.5 percent.[2]

City officials estimated that the sales tax rate increase would generate $8.5 million yearly.[3]


From our campaign staff before the polls closed

We visited or called 4,190 Hawthorne voters - well over our projection of 3,500 we anticipated before GOTV weekend.  Before entering the weekend, we had completed 3 full passes on the phones and at the doors of our target precincts.  Over the weekend we completed another complete pass.  We also did another sweep over the phones that was completed last night and also called through all of our identified supporters to reconfirm their support and remind them of where their polling place is.

Our support reconfirm rate is a strong 95.7%.

Here are the final numbers:
Strong Support:  2,931  69.9%
Lean Support:  520  12.4%
Undecided:  559  13.3%
Lean Oppose:  44  1.0%
Strong Oppose:  136  3.2%
Total IDs:  4,190


El Monte Measure EM

From ballotpedia.org

yes vote is a vote in favor of renewing for ten years the local sales tax of 0.5 percent (half-cent) to fund general city services.

no vote is a vote against renewing for ten years the local sales tax of 0.5 percent (half-cent) to fund general city services, thereby allowing the tax to expire in March 2019.

Measure EM was designed to renew the local 0.5 percent sales tax in El Monte, maintaining a total sales tax rate of 10 percent. The state-mandated tax rate that applies throughout California is 7.25 percent, with revenue allocated to various purposes. As of October 1, 2017, Los Angeles County also levied a sales tax of 2.25 percent.[1][2] The average total sales tax rate throughout the county was 9.5 percent.[3]


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City of Hawthorne Measure HH

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

City of Hawthorne Measure HH
1014 members will once again be out knocking on doors walking precincts.  This time we will be in Hawthorne in support of Measure HH.  WE NEED your HELP!. 

The dates and times are below:
  • Saturday October 21st & Sunday the 22nd
  • Saturday October 28th & Sunday the 29th
  • Saturday November 4th, Sunday November 5th, Monday November 6th and ELECTION DAY Tuesday November 7th.

We will be walking from 9 to 12 then an afternoon session from 1 to 4

A 1014 t-shirt and lunch will be provided. 

Measure HH will provide vital funding for the City of Hawthorne to maintain local police and fire protection, paramedics, 9-1-1 emergency response times, anti-gang and anti-drug police units; repair streets, potholes, and street lights; trim trees; reduce homelessness; remove graffiti; protect drinking water supplies; and prevent cuts to programs for seniors, youth, and parks.

Let’s all do are part and get involved.  We need to get the vote out!

To volunteer contact Kurt Kobler by email at kkobler@local1014.org or by phone (949) 576-8371.  Let him know the date and time you can volunteer.

As always, thank you for your support.
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One of our own needs your HELP!

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

One of our own needs your HELP!

Ray Gorospe, retired 1014 member and his family needs your help.  His daughter, who lives in Arizona has been missing for about a week and they need your help looking for her and getting the message out.

Click here for some information or click here for more infomration from Cory Gorospe or here for Ray's FB page.

PLEASE help any way you can.

In Solidarity,

Dave Gillotte and your Local 1014 board

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