MEMBER UPDATE On March 1, 2012 The FDNY eliminated The 5 Year Recertification Program, and implemented a new 3 year Challenge Refresher. The Union filed both a grievance and an improper practice. The City filed a petition challenginGENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Please be advised that the next General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00PM
Notice to Members regarding EMS Operations Order 2013-129 (Preservation Notice: Perry V. City Overtime Litigation)Notice to Members regarding EMS Operations Order 2013-129 (Preservation Notice: Perry V. City Overtime Litigation) Members are not required to sign the "Receipt of Preservation Log" YOU SHOULD NOT SIGN THIS DOCUMENT! The attorneys have advised Loc69President's Report September 2014
September 3, 2014
Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP): On or about mid May, the Mayor’s office put a hold on all contracts going forward in relation to its upgrade of the 911 systems. The investigation into the oversight structure and financial management of this project was conducted by the comptroller’s audit and investigations bureau. They found mounted cost over runs and project delays. What we had was consultants assigned to oversee over vendors at the cities expense with no transparency or official city oversight. A project that was slated for five years is now estimated to take fifteen years. In 2004 estimated capitol cost was projected at 1.345 billion. The estimated cost has soared by 73% to 2.326 billion. Our tax dollars at work, you...93
VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT
September 3, 2014
I would like to welcome everyone back from a beautiful summer and I hope that everyone had the chance to enjoy the wonderful weather that we had. Now it’s back to school for our children and looking forward to next summer.
EMS Picnic: I would like to thank everyone who attended our annual EMS / Fire Inspection Picnic at Cunningham Park on Sunday August 24, 2014. It was another great turnout this year, with around 1,000 members and family members that attended.239
WORLD TRADE CENTER REGISTRY REOPENED
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1 On November 13, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the Workers' Compensation Law under Article 8-A.
The legislation extends and enhances workers' compensation eligibility and benefits for World Trade Center workers. Most notably, the legislation reopens the World Trade Center Registry; extends the deadline period for filing Form WTC-12, Registration of Participation in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and/or Clean-up Operations, with a deadline to September 11, 2014; reopens previously time-barred World Trade Center claims and considers them timely; and adds qualifying conditions to the law.
Division Coordinators are denoted by an (*) and may be reached by cell phone or by asking for them by their Division listed below. If you have difficulty contacting the On Call member, notify the union office at (718) 371-0310.
|Emilio Martinez||Division 1 Coordinator - 646-662-9057|
|Eddie Mendez||Division 1 Coordinator - 917-215-8617|
|Alan Cooke||Division 3 Coordinator - 646-236-0538|
|John Rugen||Division 4 Coordinator - 646-704-6361|
|Keisha Brockington||Division 5 Coordinator - 646-662-0065|