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Member Update

At 10:00AM, City Hall will hold a hearing regarding the equalization of Death Benefits for EMS Personal killed in the line of duty.

All off duty members should attend and show support for this most important legislation.

Please wear non-issued FDNY EMS apparel.

 

 

Thank you,

Oren Barzilay
President

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Puerto Rican Pride Party

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2:00 PM
Taino Towers "Crystal Room"
240 East 123rd St. (Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)

$20 per person / $25 for family

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President's Report

June 7, 2017

Legislation - On May 10, I along with our lobbyist Robert Ungar met with legislators to seek support for the Line of duty Death Benefit that's currently available to Uniform members but not including EMS The Law was written well before Local 2507 gained Uniformed Status, this Bill will add our titles to the Law. The Bill is currently at Senate Committee.

12 Hour Tours - On May 16, both local 2507 & 3621 met with the Office of labor relations to discuss the expansion of the program. The dept presented some concerns with in-service times of the 12 hour units, a decrease of in-service times. We challenged the dept on some of the times they tabulated into their studies/formula. The dept also wanted to set back the start dates on station 46 and 14 by a few weeks due to payroll/Schedule issues. We countered that all members and schedules were prepared, after a brief caucus. The dept agreed to start both stations as initially scheduled. We also requested that additional stations be added each month following the station 14 start.

Station 39 - While we are aware that many stations are in dire needs, station 39 is in dire conditions that needs immediate attention. On May 30, I met with the dept to discuss this long overdue health and safety issue.

The office received a written response that a major overhaul is scheduled this summer lasting 18 months.

Units will be relocated to surrounding stations within proximity of their csl.

An inconvenient but a necessary step to protect the health and safety of our members.

We will keep you informed on the scheduled start date.

10-99 Initiative -After a long discussion with COD, I expressed the necessity and importance of taking our members off street comers. Our members should be able to sit at their stations (member's discretion) or nearby facilities that are owned by the dept. There are many reasons we need to move away from the current model of sitting at street comers. Health & Safety being the top reason. Some suggestions were made by both parties, I will notify the rank and file once we reach an agreement. In closing, I want to assure the membership that I am well aware of the situation this local and the members face everyday. My thoughts are always of my brothers and sisters of EMS, how to make things better for each one of us. I do not take this tremendous responsibility lightly, I am focused on moving us forward where we need to be, and together we can do it.

Be well and look out for each other!

Oren Barzilay
President

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Vice President's Report

 

June 7, 2017

Pay equality: Recently we secured the services of the Kurland Group, a law firm we are . using to explore future litigation towards pay equality. Today we held our first focus group involving EMT's. They are going to take all the feedback and start drafting more detailed question sheets that members will be able to fill out. This is the first of about 6 focus groups we will be holding. Fire inspectors will be planned next followed by paramedics and EMD. LT's and Captains will also be involved. Member involvement is going to be crucial during every phase of this litigation. I implore everyone to get involved. Reach out to me at the office or cell phone with any questions regarding how you can help.

Bits: As we all know bits is a sore spot for many members. I'm starting to bring a lot more stuff to our lawyers before allowing any member to sign a penalty. Stipulations have gotten way to high and we are working on bringing it down. We have also reached out to a criminal defense lawyer who might be willing to consult with us on more severe and higher profile cases. More information will be available as we have it.

Parking placards: I want to remind you that our parking placard is a privilege and doesn't authorize you to violate any parking laws. They are for your use only and may not be given to anyone else. Four times this month the NYPD has called this office to confirm ownership of a placard. Not all were being used properly. Our current Mayor has made unauthorized use of parking placards a hot item recently. Please don't get caught up in this.

Delegate replacements: Currently we have about 10 stations without delegates. We are in process of filling those positions. Please be patient and we will get every station represented properly.

Michael Greco,
Vice President

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Member Update

The NYS Honorary Fire Chiefs Association has offered the Union two $3,000.00 scholarships for members of EMS. Members of both Locals are eligible to apply for these grants. Any members planning to enroll or are enrolled in college for the 2018 school year may apply.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest addressed to Oren Barzilay, President of Local 2507, 47-09 30th Street Suite 300 Long Island City, New York, 11101 by September 1, 2017. The letter should be approximately three paragraphs long and should indicate why you should be considered for the scholarship and what your overall objectives are once you have obtained your degree and how it will benefit your career in the FDNY. You should also list your current college standing, number of credits earned, the name of the college you are attending and any contributions you have made to the department, union or your community.

Be well, and look out for each other!

Oren Barzilay
President

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Member Update

 

On May 16, 2017 local 2507 met with The Office of Labor Relations to discuss expanding the 12 hour pilot program. Here are the particulars.

Station 46 -Scheduled to start the 12 hour program on June 4, 2017

Station 14 -Will start on July 2, 2017

Both start dates are scheduled to begin on a new pay period.

Operational Orders are to be released in the next couple of days.

We will meet with OLR on June 13, 2017 to discuss further expansion of this program.

Be well and look out for each other!

Oren Barzilay
President

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Member Update

 

The Executive Board has approved $150.00 for each station to help cover some of the food expenses during EMS Week.

The original expense receipt will be required for reimbursement. Please designate 1 person to submit for the funds, delegate or member.

Hope you will enjoy and engage in the activities happening citywide.

Be well and look out for each other!

Oren Barzilay
President

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Member Update

President Oren Barzilay will be airing on 1010 Wins

Sunday May 21st, 2017
3:53 pm
4:44 pm
5:44 pm
6:44 pm

Monday 22-Friday 26
5:13am
10:07 am
10:44 am
9:07 pm
11:33 pm

Saturday May 27, 2017
3:53pm
4:44 pm
5:44 pm
6:44 pm

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Member Update

With Deepest Regrets We Announce the Passing of
EMT Emery Taylor

Viewing
Wednesday May 24, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Matthew Funeral Home
2508 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island N.Y. 10314

Committal Service
Departing from Mathew Funeral Home
Thursday May 25 at 1 0am
to
Rosehill Crematory
LindenN.J.

All members are encouraged to attend in Class A Uniform

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MEMBER UPDATE

 

Special General Membership Meeting
Wednesday May 17, 2017
7:00 pm


Members are invited to attend this meeting for a briefing on our new litigation. The law firm, Kurland Group, will make a presentation.
The attorneys in regards to this action will take questions for a clearer understanding on this matter. Hope you can attend.

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