January 12, 2016 Eleventh Edition

California Labor Unions React to Supreme Court Dues Debate

Dave Low, executive director of the California School Employees Association, accompanied by other representatives of various public employee unions at a 2012 meeting. Low is concerned about the impact of a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on "fair-share fees."  Rich Pedroncelli   AP


State and local public union officials plowed through a 100-page U.S. Supreme Court transcript on Monday, trying to divine how the nine justices  are leaning in a case with the potential to tie a knot in the pipeline of money that feeds their treasuries.
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CAL FIRE Local 2881
50th Annual Convention
January 21-24, 2016
Dear Brothers, Sisters and Family Members:
This year we will be celebrating our 50th Annual Convention in Sacramento at the Grand Sheraton, "50 years of Union Service".  As we look back over the last 50 years of how our union was first formed in 1966 as an association and where we are today as the third-largest union in the country, I can't help but thank all of our members, officers and family members for supporting this great organization.  If you have time to stop and say hello to old friends and make new ones,  please come by and show your support to our growing family.
Mike Lopez 


Fire Eagle Symbolizes Gratitude After Devastating Butte Fire
A 12-foot-tall, bald eagle is a symbol of thanks to firefighters for their efforts in saving the town of West Point in Calaveras County during the Butte Fire.
The sculpture made of chicken wire, electrical conduit, and more than 1,000 paper plates are hanging from an oak tree along Highway 26.
The bird carries a sign thanking firefighters, it was created by Randy Carlins.
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Governor Brown's Budget Earmarks Big Money for Natural Disasters

Andrew Dodds 
mans the water line as firefighters work to start a backfire to contain the Butte fire on Fricot City Road near
Sheeps Ranch, Calif., on Sept. 12. 
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

After one of the  most destructive fire seasons in California history and with an eye toward the increased potential effects of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed spending more on fighting wildfires than the state has in more than a decade.
Brown's  $170.7 billion budget proposal includes a $719 million one-time drought package, including an extra $215 million to the state's emergency fund for battling big blazes.
The extra cash, along with increased funding for healthy forests and bolstering levies, takes into account the "new normal" as it relates to climate change and the state's historic drought, officials say.
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Part I - Your Right to Union Representation

The  Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights (FBOR) offers first responders a set of comprehensive, common sense workplace protections. California Professional Firefighters won passage of this important measure in 2007, capping a 20-year effort.
Beginning this week CPF is launching a series of videos designed to help front-line firefighters better understand their rights and responsibilities in disciplinary proceedings under FBOR.
Part I -Your right to representation. In this first installment, CPF Firevision details your representation rights under FBOR.


  We are excited to announce our CAL FIRE Local 2881 50th Anniversary Convention Retiree Social, being held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, beginning at 3:00 P.M.
in the Carr Room, located in the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA. 95814 (916) 447-1700. Please come out and interact with friends and coworkers. Attire will be casual, public parking is available across the street. We're looking forward to seeing all of you and, if there are any questions, feel free to call the number below or also by email.   
Sam Davis
CAL FIRE IAFF Local 2881
Retiree Director (Elect)

Bad Addresses - Active & Retired Members
CAL FIRE Local 2881 likes to stay connected with our membership. We want to make sure that every member has an updated mailing address.
Below are lists of both Active and Retired members that have bad addresses. If you see your name on the list or have moved recently, please contact Danielle at (916) 277-9885 or  dkelsch@L2281.org to update your address. 
Active Member  list
Retired Member  list

50th Annual CAL FIRE Local 2881 Convention
January 21 - 24, 2016

January 23 @ 3:00 pm -  9:00 pm

No One Left Behind 2nd Annual Pub Crawl
January 23, 2016
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