SIXTY-SECOND EDITION



April 17, 2018

Brothers and Sisters:

Over the last couple of years there has been a substantial increase in the verified need to use Union Release Time. Union Release Time is used for a multitude of reasons including negotiations, grievance representation, disciplinary actions and funerals.
The negotiation process usurped a vast amount of the release time bank due to attending meetings with CALHR and the legisla-ture. The L2881 Fire Fighters in Crisis Rally held at the State Capital used release time to remind legislators of the need for a contract.

It is unfortunate over the last few years the Department has taken a more drastic approach with disciplinary actions, causing the need to use release time to represent our members. Contract violations are occurring more frequently, creating more time spent defending our contract.

Union release time is also used in support of district and chapter issues, such as attacks on staffing levels and other local issues which has kept our union officers busy.
And furthermore, there has been an increase in usage due to the sudden and unexpected deaths of our brothers and sisters from job related illness and injuries. CAL FIRE Local 2881 Honor Guard has been performing non-stop to ensure our members re-ceive the honor they deserve during their memorials.

Did you know, you can donate to the Release Time Bank to further support all of the services listed above. Vacation, Annual Leave, Holidays, PLP's and CTO time can be donated in one day increments.

Please go to:
and download the form to start the donation process. Please remember to print and attach the form to your timesheet (E-Pay) and email a copy to jserrano@L2881.org at Union Headquarters .

Stay the Course,



Tim Edwards
State Rank and File Director

CAL FIRE Local 2881 proudly endorses Fire Captain Jeff Griffith
for State Senate.
  

Click  here  to read President Mike Lopez's endorsement letter.


IN THE NEWS

CDF Fire Fighters Benevolent Foundation
"Choose Your Prize" Raffle



This is a "You Decide" Raffle-please choose which prize raffle you would like your tickets entered in to. 

Prizes include: 

 
No One Left Behind Golf Tournament
October 28, 2018




INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP
  • $1,000 Golf Foursome Participation
  • $250 Single Player
  • $35 Adult BBQ Guest
  • $10 Child BBQ Guest
Click here for more information!

  Richard J. Ernest Scholarships
2018-2019 

There will be eight (8) $1000 scholarship awards given this year to members or their dependents.  Information and application forms can be accessed on our members website at www.calfirelocal2881.org under the "Info - RJ Ernest Scholarship" tab or by calling headquarters at 916-609-8700.

The postmark deadline for all who wish to apply is June 15th for the 2018-2019 Richard J. Ernest Scholarship applications.

FIREHOUSE, 4/16/2018

The community has rallied around a Fresno County firefighter who lost his wife from complications after giving birth to twin girls.

GoFundMe page for Nick Reeder and his five children has raised more than $30,000, and a  Meal Train page shows the family will be fed into next month.

Reeder's wife, Amanda Sawyer, gave birth to twin baby girls April 9 after a smooth pregnancy, according to the GoFundMe page.

After giving birth, Sawyer wasn't feeling well and died within an hour. READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT/FAMILY LIAISON TRAINING
APRIL 17 - 19

CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT GOLF TOURNAMENT
APRIL 26 - 27

CPF CONVENTION
MAY 2 - 6
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MAY 15 - 17

IAFF PEP 10TH DISTRICT 
JUNE 19 - 20

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JULY 24 - 26

IAFF  CONVENTION
AUGUST 6 - 10

BUDGET PREP MEETING
AUGUST 21 - 22

CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT
 FOUNDATION
Provides funds for immediate life sus taining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

For more information or to donate, visit the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 26 - 27, 2018
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Yocha Dehe Golf Course

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Proceeds support the Firefighters Cancer Support Network.

For more information, visit the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 28, 2018
Half Moon Bay Golf Links


 CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
 

CAL FIRE Local 2881 partnered up with CSEA which entitles our members to benefits like:
For more information, visit the website .


CAL FIRE Local 2881  likes to stay connected with our membership.  We want to make sure every member has an updated mailing address.

Below is a list of both Active and Retired members that have bad addresses.  If your name is on the list or you have recently moved,  please contact Danielle at (916) 277-9885 or  dkelsch@L2881.org to update your address.







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