February 1, 2017 Thirty-Sixth Edition


 
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister, Sara Thomas.  A loving mother and fellow firefighter paramedic who battled hard, but has left us too soon.  Sara will be missed but she will not be forgotten.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Sara's family and her brothers and sisters in Riverside.

Fraternally,

Mike Lopez and CAL FIRE Local 2881













Presidents  Mess age Feb ruary 201 7



IN THE NEWS
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FIXING CALIFORNIA'S TREE DIE-OFF MAY TAKE DECADES
KPBS, 1/27/2017

Despite recent storms, California is still grappling with a massive tree die-off from drought, wildfires and a beetle infestation. Experts said 102 million trees are dead or dying in the state - and that's a conservative estimate.
California has spent $190 million since last June on the problem. Agencies have also removed 423,000 dead trees from areas where they pose a safety threat.

But members of the state's  Tree Mortality Task Force told the  Little Hoover Commission the problem won't be resolved soon. It will likely take decades.   READ FULL STORY

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2017 Convention Priorities

1. 4800/EID
2. Restore 3% at 50
3. TIE
  • Employee Wellness/Lifetime presumptive/PTSD
  • Fix Compaction
  • Preserve & Protect Retirement Benefits

4. TIE 

  • 56 Hour Work Week
  • 72 Hour Work Week
  • Statewide Vacation Policy
  • Increase Staffing Levels

5. TIE

  • 4850
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs
  • No Loss Incurred or Future Benefits & Compensation
  • Achieve a 48/96 Work Schedule
  • Career Ladder for FPS Classifications
  • Modernize Union Accounting
  • EAP for Retirees
  • Economic Improvements

 

DID YOU KNOW?
 
That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has two new retired members? Please welcome:

Guadalupe Ramirez, SAC
Faith Qualtieri, NEU

That CAL FIRE Local 2881 has new District V.P.'s? Please welcome:

Brad Niven,  District 3
Mike Morlan,  District 4
Chuck Carroll,  District 5
Mike Alvarado,  District 6
Aaron Latta,  District 7
Pete Munoa,  District 9

That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.



CalPERS Benefits Education Events

Find upcoming CBEEs dates, locations and directions, schedules, printable resources, and links to the online registration in the calendar below.
  • A valid email address is required to register online (it will be used for business purposes only, including electronic notifications of educational events and surveys).
  • If you can't register online, you can register onsite the day of the event.
  • If you need special accommodations at the event, and are unable to register online, please call us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).
Click here for the CBEEs calendar.



Click here to check out this message from President Mike Lopez.


UPCOMING EVENTS

FINANCE TRAINING 
FEBRUARY 8 - 9

RETIREE TRAINING/WORKSHOP 
FEBRUARY 22 - 23

ADVANCED REPRESENTATION CLASS 
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3

IAFF LEG. CONFERENCE
MARCH 5 - 8

REPRESENTATION CLASS
MARCH 27 - 31

IAFF PEP 10TH DISTRICT 
APRIL 10 - 11

CPF LEG. CONFERENCE 
APRIL 24 - 25
For the full even calendar:

CDF FIREFIGHTERS
BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION
 
We provide funds for immediate life sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

Fore more information or to donate visit our website.


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

For more information visit our website

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


Download the The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights courtesy of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF).

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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