January 1, 2017 Thirty-Fifth Edition







  PERSONAL EXPOSURE REPORTING
 
The easiest and most secure way to report work-related exposure to hazardous elements that are harmful to your health.  Get more information on how to protect yourself at  www.peronline.org .


IN THE NEWS
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COMING TOGETHER TO HEAL OUR OWN
THE UNION IS US, 12/16/2016

This week, fire service labor and management took off their badges and took up a pressing challenge for the profession: the emotional and mental wellness of the men and women on the front lines.
They finished with a unified commitment to deal with a common threat that is claiming the lives of our brothers and sisters.

At an unprecedented two-day  Behavioral Health Conference, more than 250 chiefs, union leaders and mental health experts gathered to consider ways to address the increase in suicide among firefighters and the rapidly emerging risks of post-traumatic stress injuries among first responders.   READ FULL STORY

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CALIFORNIA STATE FIREFIGHTERS GAIN 11 TO 18 PERCENT RAISES IN PROPOSED CONTRACT
SAC BEE, 12/5/2016

State firefighters got an early Christmas present with the news that their union reached a tentative agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, for a four-year contract offering raises in a range of 11 to 18 percent.

The announcement follows a  campaign the union launched during last summer's fire season that drew attention to a  growing gap between the salaries its members earn and the wages paid by local governments for comparable work. A 2014 survey showed they earn 33 percent less in total compensation than their counterparts in other California fire departments.   READ FULL STORY

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

Shonn Cournyor, CZU
David Matzdorff, AEU
Mark McKey, HUU

That beneficiary information should be updated after life-changing events?

Download the  CAL FIRE Local 2881 beneficiary form and return it to headquarters at 1731 J St. Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95811 if you need to update your beneficiary information.



CalPERS Benefits Education Events in Carlsbad

January 27-28 Events at the Sheraton Hotel

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) in Carlsbad during January to inform members in a four-county area about programs and benefits available to them. These events will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, 2017.

There are more than 155,000 active members in Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties who can benefit from these events. Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career, or close to retirement, CBEEs offer all CalPERS members a wealth of information about their retirement and health benefits, supplemental savings plans, long-term care coverage, and more. Representatives from CalPERS Regional Offices will be on hand to answer questions.

Click here for find an event near you.

MEMBERS
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CAL FIRE Local 2881 convention 2017 information is available on the our website. Click here
 
Guest information is available  here.


UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW OFFICER TRAINING 
JANUARY 10 - 12

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 CONVENTION 
JANUARY 19 - 22

FINANCE TRAINING 
FEBRUARY 8 - 9

RETIREE TRAINING/WORKSHOP 
FEBRUARY 22 - 23

REPRESENTATION CLASS 
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3

REPRESENTATION CLASS
MARCH 27 - 31
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

UPCOMING EVENTS

KAY STREET KRAWL
JANUARY 21

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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