Corruption at the IAFF: OH Writes

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There is no other way to air the laundry than in the open… Unless you are really secure in your reputation and position within the IAFF, your state organization, and/or your local, going against Harold and his IAFF machine is damn near suicide. Thus, why I choose to not identify myself. You are more than […]

IAFF: More Dirty Laundry

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Old Dog, Old Tricks Dave Anders, of North Carolina, writes, in part: “I think some of your readers will understand that you are not doing IAFF members any favors by hanging their dirty laundry in full view to be forwarded to the public.” “I am the President of a large Democratic Men’s Club in my […]

IAFF: Who?

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Bill Dane Writes: I appreciate these posts that are bringing to light the problems with the leadership of our great union. It’s obvious that change is needed from the top down in order to protect the integrity of the IAFF. If the body has questions about the way this Union is being run then it’s […]

Shocker? VPFF to Schaitberger: “No Endorsement”

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Stunning Loss The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters met in convention last week and delivered a devastating blow to IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. His home state and the association he once led delivered a loud and clear verdict on his leadership, saying no to an endorsement he had personally sought for his re-election bid. And, […]

Gorman: Ouellette MIA?

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More No Show Misspending Detailed Pete Gorman, IAFF Trustee candidate, has another installment out this week with information about a second person at the IAFF getting a regular check under dubious circumstances. This one is apparently for $24K annually and has been going on for many years. Sixteen years in fact, the same number of […]

Fairfax: When Big Boys Pout

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And The Evidence Mounts This is a story about a young woman dying while grown men complain about the bad news they have to hear. Oh, the agony. One guy said, ” I think it’s time for you to write something good…” and “All you want to do is beat us down.” Who’s got the […]

Schaitberger Shields Ouellette?

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The No-Show Consultant Yesterday, Pete Gorman, former IAFF chief of staff, disclosed that General President Harold Schaitberger was funding a no-show job from his own budget line under the label of “consultant.” Gorman also said that Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern District Trustee, “had full knowledge of the situation.” Standard of Proof Gorman sets forth an […]

IAFF No Show Jobs: “Ouellette Knew”

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Gorman Details Long-Running Scandal The IAFF Eastern District Trustee race between the incumbent Mark Ouellette and former IAFF chief of staff Pete Gorman is heating up with assertions of no-show jobs at the IAFF and that Ouellette, a longtime trustee, knew of them and did nothing. Gorman even gives very specific instructions for those with […]

The Mittendorff Case: IAFF Local 2068, Missing In Action

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Washington Post and Statter911 Assume Union’s Role Time was when our union could be expected to stand-up for its members; to ensure that they were treated with respect and dignity in the workplace. Those days are gone. The Fire and Rescue Department is awash in a crisis surrounding a sexualized and predatory workplace, a member […]

Mittendorff: Wrong Questions, Wrong Answers?

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Statter Seeks Transparency Last weekend Statter911 raised a number of issues with the Bowers press conference. He emphasized Bowers’ lack of knowledge about prior harassment, including police involvement,  while at the same time Bowers acknowledges that Fairfax Underground is blocked from fire station computers. The blocking, an intentional act, implies on-going knowledge of a problem […]

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