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PORAC FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPREME COURT CASE ON FAIR SHARE FEES

On January 19, 2018, PORAC, leading a coalition of fourteen other public safety unions and associations (representing nearly a half million public safety employees nationwide, including the National Association of Police Organizations and local organizations from California to New York), filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 in support of AFSCME. The lawyers at Messing Adam & Jasmine organized the effort and filed the PORAC brief along with co-counsel at the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

The issue that Janus presents is a familiar one for readers of PORAC Law Enforcement News: whether public sector unions may charge "agency fees" (also known as "fair share fees") to nonmember employees in order to cover the costs of negotiating for those employees, representing those employees in grievances, etc. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on February 26, 2018, and a decision is expected later this year.  READ MORE

IN THE NEWS

History of the Maltese Cross

The Maltese Cross is known around the world as a symbol of the fire service. Where did it come from and how did it become the symbol of the fire service?

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WILDFIRE RISK RISES WITH 43 MILLION U.S. HOMES NEAR LAND SUSCEPTIBLE TO BLAZES
USA TODAY, 3/12/2018

"It's all gone," Jack O'Callaghan said in October as he stood in the charred rubble of what was his home in Glen Allen, Calif., following a deadly wildfire.

For folks like O'Callaghan, living in paradise has a cost: Americans are choosing to live in areas that are increasingly prone to devastating wildfires, a new study suggests.

Overall, as of 2010, some 43 million homes were located in what scientists call the "wildland-urban interface," defined as the area where residential homes are built on or near wildland vegetation, such as trees and shrubs. 

Twenty years earlier, 31 million homes were located in those areas for a whopping increase of 41%.   READ MORE



Upcoming Event

CalPERS events can educate you throughout your career and even in your retirement. Below is the next education event:

Date Location Resources Registration
Mar 23 & 24, 2018
Red Lion Hotel
Redding, CA
Schedule 
Flyer
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UPCOMING EVENTS

REPRESENTATION CLASS
MARCH 19 - 23

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MARCH 20 - 22

RETIREE WORKSHOP
APRIL 3 -4

PAC  TRAINING
APRIL 10 - 12

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


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.

 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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