February 15, 2017 Thirty-Seventh Edition

February 15, 2017
 
TO:  Honorable Executive Board & Chapter Directors
 
I know that a lot of our members are inquiring about our MOU Bill.  Below is the latest information from our lobby team at Aaron Read and Associates.  Please pass this along to all our officers and members.
 
The MOU bill has cleared both the budget and policy committees in the Senate.  The bill will be heard on the Senate floor on Friday (they are meeting on Friday since next Monday is a holiday). 
 
We do not expect any difficulty in the bill making it to the Governor's desk, although the legislation is receiving a party-line vote - the Democrats are voting for it and the Republicans are not.  The Senate bill is the only vehicle - no Assembly bill.  The Speaker's staff is expecting to get the bill next week.  We are having continual conversations with their Labor consultant, George Wiley, and we are expecting to expedite the bill in the second house.  The Governor will sign the bill when it reaches him.  We expect that to be in about two weeks. 
 
As soon as it leaves the Senate and is approved to go to the Governor's desk that will start our clock for the ratification process.  If you have questions regarding our time-frames for ratification, please refer to our Constitution and Operating Policies which can be found on the member's side of our webpage.
 
Please be safe out there!
 
Fraternally,
 
 
Mike Lopez
President
CAL FIRE Local 2881
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3RD ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

Friday, April 14th, 2017

RANCHO DEL REY GOLF COURSE
ATWATER, CALIFORNIA
   
PRESENTED BY CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 MADERA- MARIPOSA-MERCED &
THE CDF FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION
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IN THE NEWS
UPDATES: HUNDREDS OF WORKERS RUSH REPAIRS ATOROVILLE DAM AS STORM APPROACHES
L.A. RIMES, 1/15/2017

Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that damage to an emergency spillway could dump large amounts of water into the Feather River, which runs through downtown Oroville.

Click here for updates.

Yes on Measure L Campaign
Announces Public Safety Forums
 
Oakhurst, CA- The campaign committee, Citizens, Firefighters, & Deputies for Measure L has announced a series of public safety forums in Madera County to discuss the proposed Madera County Public Safety Sales Tax, titled Measure L. The forum will have speakers who represent citizens, and Madera County firefighters and deputies. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period.
 
Madera County is holding a Special Election on March 7th, 2017 to increase funding for Madera County Fire and the Sheriff's Department.
 
Please check the campaign website events section for updates and forum information. 

Click here for more information.

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

Michael Shorrock, BTU
Gene Warnert, TCU
Dieter Schmitt, HUU

That retired members have get to-gethers? 

Click here for this years schedule.




CalPERS Benefits Education Events

The CalPERS Benefits Education Events are coming to Millbrae and Santa Barbara! Find full details including schedules by visiting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there.

February Webinar

CalPERS will host a 90 minute  Planning Your Retirement webinar February 22, at 11:00 a.m. Planning and education are crucial components to making sound decisions when approaching retirement. By attending this webinar, you will learn about your CalPERS benefits and the strategic choices you can make to maximize your retirement pension.
Visit our Member Education page and scroll down to Upcoming Events to register for this webinar.



Click here to check out this message from President Mike Lopez.
For more informaiton follow, 

UPCOMING EVENTS

RETIREE TRAINING/WORKSHOP 
FEBRUARY 22 - 23

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 1

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.


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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