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Brothers and Sisters,

On October 5, 2016 at our General Membership meeting at 7:00 PM, we will have a special guest speaker Martin J. Golden of Brooklyn's 22nd Senate District. He is the Chair of the Civil Service and Pensions Committee. He has supported and has been instrumental in many of the legislative benefits we currently have today. Please come and show your appreciation for his leadership and support of public employees.

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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HISTORIC VIEW OF LABOR DAY

As we bid goodbye to summer and vacation, we in labor should reflect on the real history of American labor and the state of labor today. Let’s start by looking at the history of Labor Day, which was created by the labor movements in the late 19th century, during American labor most dismal period. In the late 1800’s at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, when the average American worked 12 Hour days and 7-day weeks, in order to have a basic living.

Very poor And recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working Conditions, with insufficient sanitary facilities and breaks. Labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. Strikes and rallies Were organized to protest these conditions. Many events turned violent Including the infamous Haymarket Riot in which several Chicago police- Men and workers were killed.

On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers Took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. The idea of a workingmen’s holiday on first Monday in September caught on across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it. Congress legalize it 12 years later, when Pullman Palace Car Company went on strike to protest wage cuts and firing if union Representatives.

On June 26 the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs called for a boycott of all Pullman railways cars, To break the strike the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, causing wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers. If we fast-forward today American unions need resurgence only 11.1% of workers are unionized with less than 7% in the private sector.

While unions are flat footed today, the labor movement has improved people’s lives on a scale much larger than any other social movement In United States history So we in unions must learn from our history and work to organize workers to achieve there power and thereby make America great.

REFERENCES:
Labor Day history, www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day
Jacobin magazine – issue 22/ summer 2016

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EMT Ryan McManus and EMT Anthony French


New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
“The cashier asked me if I wanted a receipt. I said no, but then he slid me a piece of paper that said that the man in the store wearing all black had a gun. I looked at the cashier and he whispered, ‘Can you help me?’ At this job, you have to be ready for anything. In any situation you’re placed in, you might not get too much time to think. You have to rely on your training. I was calm, I took the letter and put it in my pocket, and walked out acting like nothing had happened. I took the note to the ambulance and showed it to my partner, Anthony. I’ve experienced a lot with him in the short time we’ve worked together, and I consider him not only my partner, but my good friend. We discussed the next steps to take,” says FDNY EMT Ryan McManus (left), Station 18, who was making a purchase at convenience store in the Bronx when the clerk passed him his receipt, along with a note asking for help.

His partner, EMT Anthony French (right) says, “I applaud my partner for being able to walk out of the store without giving away anything that had transpired. He came back to the ambulance and showed me the note. We called dispatch so that we could explain the situation. The dispatcher remained composed, notified us that they were sending a supervisor to our location to ensure that we would remain safe, and forwarded the information directly to NYPD. My partner and I moved up the block so that we were still within the line of sight of the store, but out of sight of anyone inside.

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Ellis Olive-Executive Board Member and City council woman Elizabeth Crowley on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Station 7.

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MEMBER UPDATE

All Local 2507 members that have been denied
access to the upcoming Paramedic class due to their EMT Card expiring in 2017 should call Alison at the union office (718) 371-0310 and provide your name, station, oda, shield number and phone number.

In Solidarity,

Donald Faeth

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MEMBER UPDATE

DC37 Breast Cancer Walk 2016

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Sunday, October 16, 20016
9:00 AM

Central Park

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 EMT Mario Jordan
Dispatcher Of The Year Award

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President Israel Miranda and Dispatcher of the Year
EMT Mario Jordan

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Fire Protection Week
October 9 - 15, 2016

At work- Fire Protection week October 9, 2016 thru October 15, 2016

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EMT Rudaina Ramos receives the Oliver Storch College Grant

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MEMBER UPDATE

All members are to maintain a heightened state of
awareness on all assignments.


Members should report any unusual activity or packages through your chain of command.


Members are to be aware of their surroundings at all
times. Your safety is paramount and comes first.

In solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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