Local 1014 Voter Guide
Updated On: Oct 09, 2020

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Fire Prevention, Forestry

and Health Haz Mat Personnel


                    


Brothers & Sisters,

Today Local 1014 sends to you our Union Voter Guide for the November 2020 Election.

This guide is meant to inform you about the candidates and issues that have Firefighter Union support. The endorsement for the candidates and issues are based on Firefighter issues including: wages, hours, working conditions, health & safety issues, workers' compensation, staffing, funding, behavioral health, contract issues, retirement security & funding, retiree & active health care issues and more.


We work hard to place ourselves in federal, state and local races and issues based on how it affects our profession. Our endorsement of candidates is based solely on their stance on Firefighter issues. Similarly, we analyze ballot measures throughout the County and the State that impact our pensions and our service levels in various cities where we provide Fire and EMS services. They are not partisan choices and they are not based on our personal political beliefs. 

We encourage every member, and the families of members to VOTE this November no matter who you vote for or what issues you may end up supporting or opposing.  Each member, each vote is deeply personal and should be cast with a perspective on all of the issues including your profession and how we survive in our trade-union craft.  We are no different than the other trades with respect to the need to participate heavily in political action, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining. 

There is probably no race more polarizing than the office of the President of the United States.  We know a large group of our members will vote for the incumbent, a large group of our members will vote for the challenger, and a large portion of our members have not decided who they will vote for this November.  Each member is entitled to their vote and their vote and the reasons behind it should be respected. There is room for everyone’s perspective as well as the ability of the Union to support issues and candidates on behalf of our profession and our issues. It is truly that simple. 

Take a moment and reflect on all that you have and all that we benefit from in working in Los Angeles County, California, and what that provides for our families. Take stock in all that you believe in personally and cast your vote.  We are a diverse membership but that diversity makes us stronger when we stand in solidarity with each other, our families, and our profession. COUNTY!  LOCAL 1014 STRONG!


For recommendations in your voting area visit CPF’s Online Voter Guide at cpfvoterguide.org.

NOTE: All registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mailing of Vote by Mail ballots in all elections begins 29 days prior to Election Day. For information on how to return your ballothow to track your ballot and other information visit LAVote.net.

We appreciate your consideration as you head to cast your vote. Whomever you choose to vote for this election day, please remember to vote! 

 In Solidarity and Strength,

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 


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