Friday Update 10-25-19
Updated On: Nov 08, 2019

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

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

FRIDAY UPDATE 

Brothers and Sisters, 

First, we want to thank all our members for again showing that LA County Firefighters are the finest in the nation as we work to protect lives and property in Santa Clarita. We are honored to represent you and your families each day. Stay safe out there and take care of each other. Local 1014 Proud! 

LA Times: Tick fire explodes overnight: 14 Freeway closed, six homes destroyed as battle intensifies

4,300-Acre Tick Fire in Santa Clarita Area Destroys 6 Structures, Threatens 15,000 Others; State of Emergency Declared

                         

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

This week, your Local 1014 Executive Board attended The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's swearing-in of the newly elected President Ron Herrera and also attended the Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E.) meeting. Working together with our brothers and sisters from across LA County in over 300 unions, representing over 800,000 workers, we ensure that we use our collective power to put people in elected office who represent our members and will fight for the protection of their wages, hours, and working conditions. When we stand in solidarity with our fellow unions, we are unstoppable. 

We are proud to stand with elected officials like Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger and all our endorsed elected officials throughout the 59 contract cities in LA County who consistently advocate for our public safety personnel, and the working conditions and equipment they need to protect our communities. 

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. As we have seen this week, 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. 

603-604 Bargaining Unit Negotiations 

Yesterday, our Executive Board negotiations team sat down with the CEO's Office and the Department again to continue our fight for a fair contract for our 603-604 Bargaining Unit members. As a reminder 603-604 Bargaining Units include Dispatchers, Heath HazMat, Fire Prevention and Forestry personnel.  We will keep you posted as we seek to get this table done in the next couple of weeks. We are prepared to fight all the way to the Board of Supervisors and mediation if necessary. We will not put forward a contract that does not value all of our members. We look for a good outcome on this table very soon. Safety series and non-Safety series, we are all one. Local 1014 Strong! 

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).

Please must RSVP by calling Local 1014 at 310-639-1014.

Tickets Available for Special Screening of "Playing with Fire"

Paramount has offered the California Fire Foundation the opportunity to invite firefighters and their families to a special advanced screening of their new movie Playing with Fire, this Monday, October 28th at the SMG theater in Simi Valley. Details are included in the attached invitation and below. The max of 3 tickets is in addition to the first responder, so the total number of tickets that can be requested is 4.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis for this onetime event. RSVP’s should be directed to: corporate_responsibility@paramount.com

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.

Enroll now at www.mylacountybenefits.com. For more information about The Local 1014 Health Plan, please call member services at 800-660-1014 or email medicalplan@local1014.org.

In Solidarity,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


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