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Ethics: The Darren Bates Story

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What a Man Should be Remembered For As we confront the ethics crisis at the IAFF it helps to see how General President Harold Schaitberger treated an IAFF member accused of an offense as he now is. About five years ago Darren Bates, an Omaha fire captain, IAFF Local 385 president and district field service […]

IAFF Ethics: Confidential Hypocrisy

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It’s So Harold Schaitberger We now know that Our Dear Leader’s plan to hide his conflicts of interest is to: a) exempt himself by creating his own personal definition for them and to, b) make them confidential while threatening to have the IAFF board come after anyone who dares to discuss them openly. So much […]

IAFF: The Schaitberger/Biden Memes

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Social Media Woodshed Since IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger enthusiastically embraced Joe Biden for the 2020 U.S. presidency, his members have been on the war path. Some are puzzled at the endorsement timing, a few think it’s way too soon in the process, but most appear to be ardent Trump supporters out for blood. They […]

IAFF: Harold, Joe and the Trumpies

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So Now They Hate Him Harold Schaitberger, president-for-life of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), endorsed Democrat septuagenarian Joe Biden the other day for U.S. President and now his members are pitching a fit about it. I say that he made the endorsement because he decides and the IAFF falls into line behind his […]

IAFF Corruption: Ahoy Asks

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“What is the consensus of the local fire department’s Union elected presidents? Do they support Leader? If this corruption is going on, why wouldn’t one of these “Presidents” step up to be heard? Especially if Leader is worse than Hitler! Just curious.”                           […]

IAFF Legal: “Jewish Sounding Names”

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Fairness Pete Gorman’s legal case against Harold Schaitberger centers on the action the former chief of staff took to ensure that hiring at the IAFF was fair and non-discriminatory. In his complaint, Gorman states that Jim Lee, former chief operating officer and right hand man to then General Secretary-Treasurer Tom Miller, referred to Miller as […]

Shady Schait: Hot Seat?

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DC Superior Court Our Dear Leader is due in DC Superior Court the end of this month to face a charge that he retaliated against former IAFF chief of staff Peter Gorman “deliberately, with malice, with intent to injure, and in reckless disregard for Mr. Gorman’s rights.” It will be a pivotal moment, for sure. […]

2017: Schaitberger Sued?

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Happy New Year Harold Schaitberger, IAFF General President for Life, may be off to a rocky start in 2017. Word on the street is that he could be making an appearance in court, and soon, though the specifics remain hard to decipher. Hard because he hypocritically controls information that might cast a shadow on the […]

Schaitberger IAFF: What’s the Plan?

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The Deal with Trump Since Harold Schaitberger and the IAFF executive board sat out the election and helped to ensure an anti-union US president as a result, it is time for them to tell the members what the plan is for the next four years. Or, do they even have one? Perhaps their plan is […]

Harold Schaitberger: Our Fidel

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IAFF Delegate Writes: “I’ve heard HAS speak at many gatherings. There’s a running joke about his presentations being similar to those of Fidel Castro. At a recent state association convention, he mentioned his many dinners (an obvious reference to you Eric), defending them as sessions in which things get done. Meal time is sacred in […]

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