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IAFF Corruption: A Member Writes In

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Comment on the Times Report This article comes out just as we have a $.11/month per cap increase which is several thousand for my local. There is nowhere to turn. i could have sworn that the person who stated the “IAFF sides with my president” was referring to my local. They (Schaitberger and my president) […]

IAFF Politics: Hillary (and Jim?) Getting the “Harold” Treatment

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It’s Starting to Look Like the IAFF 4th District Race Over the summer Harold Schaitberger plotted the strategy designed to engineer the presidential endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election. According to Reuters, “In June, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger, with the assent of the board, told the Clinton campaign that the union was […]

IAFF Corruption: Times Confirms Misconduct

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Schaitberger and IAFF Board Named Today’s New York Times reported how Harold Schaitberger and the IAFF executive board are plundering our union under the guise of doing IAFF business as if the only way to advance the cause of professional firefighters and paramedics is to recklessly spend dues money. One thing is for sure, with Schaitberger it’s […]

IAFF Politics: Cap’n Dumb F**K

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Ole’ Joe Just last week IAFF Vice President Sandy McGhee was quoted in a New York Times piece revealing that the long-contemplated  Hillary Clinton endorsement was, in fact, stillborn. McGhee said, in part, “Secretary Clinton doesn’t sell well here … The vice president [Joe Biden] will do better.” Maybe he likes Biden’s style. Perhaps it’s familiar. […]

Politics: Love the One You’re With

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Wisdom Bestride Twin Towers of Ambition

Chief Grey Goose and the Savage Squaw

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Smoke Signals in the Distance? This past weekend the New York Times reported that the IAFF was backing away from an endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for U.S. President. Sandy McGhee, an I.A.F.F. board member from Oklahoma, said in the Times, “Secretary Clinton doesn’t sell well here.” About as well […]

IAFF Corruption: Enter Some (Private) Dicks

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The Lenzner Firm General President Harold Schaitberger and the IAFF board have hired an “outside counsel”, the Lenzner Firm, to “review…recent incidents that suggest that some proprietary documents are in the possession of persons who are not authorized to have them.” Perhaps he is talking about the US Department of Labor or the New York […]

IAFF Corruption: When $630,000 Isn’t Enough

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Two Engines and a Truck Company IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger’s annual compensation is at least the equivalent of the combined average pay of fourteen firefighters, staffing for a two-and-one assignment. Nice work, if you can get it. In addition, it’s a very poorly kept secret that he lives off IAFF credit cards, charging everything […]

IAFF Corruption: When Walker Wins

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Outside the IAFF Bubble Think of the IAFF “Bubble” as Pyongyang in DC. IAFF HQ and those dependent on Schaitberger’s largesse operate in a sphere where information is refracted through the lens of a narcissist. Our Dear Leader and his scribes sculpt the response to all matters IAFF to the point that they believe their […]

IAFF Corruption: Nice Ride, Dude

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When Only the Very Best Will Do Anyone working, or trying to find work, during the recession of 2009 will not soon forget it. Things were so bad that Paul Krugman, the well-known economist, termed it the beginning of the Second Great Depression. Danielle Kurtzleben has written that median household wealth fell 35% in the […]

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