Brothers and Sisters,
This week, Local 1014 Executive Board members and the Local 1014 Health Plan had the pleasure of welcoming our Firefighter Paramedic Trainees for Day One of the tower at the LACoFD East County Training Center. Informing our newest members about the benefits of union membership and the excellent healthcare benefits offered through the Local 1014 Health Plan is one of the most important things we do to continue the tradition of strength through unity and solidarity.
We continue to push for a comprehensive and consistent hiring plan from the Department and the County that prepares for the future of our Department and our members. Staffing is the only way we will solve our ongoing recall issues.
Trial Shift Schedule Change Committee
As you know, the Trial Shift Schedule Change Committee met and worked for several hours on recommendations regarding what schedule trial would be considered and the best method for going to the ballot. There was a lot of discussion on the 4/8 and 48/96 schedule. There is additional information to consider and the committee has been left open to finish up a few items and also to answer some questions the Executive Board may have before the final recommendation of the committee is complete. The Executive Board will take this matter up at the Tuesday, November 5 Executive Board meeting to keep the work moving forward on this important issue. Our goal is to be done with Executive Board action and able to go to a vote before Christmas. Stay tuned as we work to ensure all voices are heard and that we go to the members with the best possible options.
Pictured: (left) President Dave Gillotte and his crew from Engine 9, Engine 16, Fire Squad 16; (Right) Local 1014 staff supporting Eric and his family.
Local 1014 and LACoFD are proud to stand with our Brother Eric Stevens of UFLAC Local 112, who is battling for his life. Diagnosed with ALS only a few years into his career, Eric and Amanda need all the help they can get from our fire family. ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. Every donation counts to allow his family to care for him. Please take a moment to get to know them and consider a small donation through their GoFundMe page.
Local 1014 has made a banner for Eric to join the social media campaign and raise funds. This banner will make its way through stations to raise awareness and funds to help brother Eric and his wife Amanda. If the banner comes to your station please use the hashtag #AxeALS and #TeamStevensNation and encourage people to donate.
LACERA Pre-Retirement Classes at Local 1014
Local 1014 will be hosting retirement classes for our members. We are encouraging those over 50 years old to attend for the best information about the retirement process.
This is a full day of retirement training giving you all the tools for a successful retirement.
- Find out your monthly pension amount
- Learn how retiree healthcare works and which medical plans are offered
- Hear about social security and how it relates to your pension
- Get insight into selecting your retirement date
- LACERA and Empower (457 Plan Administrators) will be there
Classes will be held at the Local 1014 Union Hall, 3460 Fletcher Ave., El Monte and begin at 9 AM to 1 PM. All ages encouraged to attend and spouses are welcome!
DATES: Tuesday, November 5th(C Shift); Wednesday, November 6th(A Shift); Thursday, November 7th(B Shift).
You must RSVP a spot by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.
OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020
October 1-31 is the LA County Open Enrollment period for 2020 benefits. Local 1014 would like to remind you to review your benefits and encourage you to look at The Local 1014 Health Plan as an option for your family. The Local 1014 Health Plan is among the most comprehensive plans available to Firefighters anywhere in the nation and is tailored to meet our Firefighters’ needs. The Local 1014 Health Plan is the only health plan offered in the County that you can take with you into retirement and maintain FOR LIFE.