Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
July 30, 2014
IAFF Local Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Jul. 29 (23:10)

Thank You
IAFF Local 3472
Team Emma's Granite State Ride
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
IAFF calls out looters of public pensions
Plymouth Fire Local 1768
Local 1826 President Duncan's Letter to Membership
IAFF 1826
Rummage Sale
IAFF Local 736
27th Annual Chili Cook Off
Denver Firefighters Local 858
 
     
Contact Elected Officials!
PFFM Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate
Posted On: Sep 23, 2012

 

September 22, 2012

 

 

Brothers and Sisters,

 

Yesterday the assembled delegates at the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts meeting in Lawrence unanimously adopted the Executive Board’s motion to endorse Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. 

 

Your Executive Board did not arrive at the choice without patient and proper vetting.

 

They were careful to ensure that this process did not deviate from our mission to support the issues important to our fire fighters.  I appreciate that many of our members have personal priorities that will influence their view of this Senate race, but the Executive Board chose to approach this endorsement based on the issues that effect us all.  When looking at our safety on the job, pay, pensions, healthcare, and our right to collectively bargain, the choice is clear:

 

Scott Brown has not voted our way. Period.

 

Take a look for yourself.

 

  • Brown voted to continue a filibuster against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (Cloture vote on H.R. 847, 12/9/10)
  • Brown voted to continue a filibuster against the IAFF’s collective bargaining bill (Cloture vote on S. 3991, 12/8/10)
  • Brown voted to abolish the FIRE and SAFER Grant programs in five years.  An amendment to “sunset” (ie kill) the two programs offered by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) during committee consideration of a FIRE/SAFER Reauthorization was adopted by a vote of 9-8, with Brown providing the decisive vote to eliminate federal aid to fire departments.  (Coburn Amendment to S.550, 5/18/11)
  • Brown voted for the devastating “Cut, Cap, and Balance” budget proposal, which would slash billions of dollars of federal aid to local governments, leading to widespread layoffs of fire fighters and other municipal workers.   Other provisions in the plan would have prevented the government from generating revenue in the future, ensuring that the federal government would be unable to respond to public safety challenges in the future.  (HR 2560, motion to table 7/22/11)
  • Brown voted against the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act, which would provide $1 billion to hire fire fighters.  A bill that would have provided 22,000 police, fire, and teacher jobs in Massachusetts. (S. 1723 Senate vote 10/20/11)

 

We will be following up with more in depth information and need you to get involved! 

 

Fraternally, 

 

 

 

Edward A. Kelly

President

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts


Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
Site Search
Site Map
RSS Feeds
<< July 2014 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Important Links
Visit iaff.org!
Visit pffm.org!
Mass. Dept. of Fire Services
OEMS
Visit www.lynnffcu.com/!
Visit mass.gov/perac!
Visit mass.gov/csc/!
Mass. Legislature
Visit mafirememorial.org!
Visit iafflocals.net!
Visit www.box41.com!
Visit gbfpd.com/!
Visit firefighterclosecalls.com!
Visit everyonegoeshome.com!
Visit cfsi.org!
FSP Books
Visit usfa.dhs.gov/!
Visit nfpa.org!
Visit mda.org!
Visit cdc.gov/NIOSH/!
Visit northshore.edu!
Visit annamaria.edu!
Visit salemstate.edu/!
Animated Knots
Vent Enter Search
Visit lynnmuseum.org!
Visit www.fcsn.net/index.cfm?section=1!
Retired Professional Firefighter Cancer Fund
Metro Boston Critical Incident Management Team
Weather Report
 
 
IAFF Local 739
Copyright © 2014, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

707295 hits since Jun 19, 2008
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image