CAL FIRE Local 2881 Members:
The State Controller's office is processing the payments owed to members included in the Academy settlement. The payments will be issued in groups, starting with the first affected academy on November 14, 2013 and going forward.
By now every member who has been identified as a participant in the settlement, should have received their release form. Individual release forms were sent for the Company Officers Academy and the Fire Firefighter Academy. If you attended both, you should have received one for each. If for some reason a member who attended an academy since November 13
, 2014 did not receive a release form, they can contact Megan Desy at CAL FIRE Labor Relations (916-324-6976).
The settlement reimburses members for hours worked outside their contractual work hours while attending the academy. This settlement was the result of the relentless efforts of your union. The department fought us every step of the way believing there was no contract violation occurring.
Every member of CAL FIRE Local 2881 deserves credit for this settlement. Without your participation in the union, we would not have the resources needed to take on management when contract violations occur.
YOUR Union at work.
State Rank and File Director