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IAFF Ethics: Not-So Trusty Trustees

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Three Blind Mice For the first time in memory our union is having a discussion about ethics. It’s extraordinary, exciting and very healthy despite the fact that it’s a virtual discussion happening here. The Unhappy Ones The only folks who are unhappy about the dialogue are those who have something to lose from a discussion […]

Ethics: Black Daze Rides Again

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From Black Daze, an Occasional Commentator Who Seems to Know the IAFF Quite Well: Eric: [I’m] just a concerned member with concerns in common with yours. Perhaps it is just my inability to fathom the reach of this medium, but I fear we have merely scratched the surface of this deep, disturbing dilemma. In less […]

IAFF Ethics: Pay Day!

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“Uncle” Harold Takes the Nephews for Ice Cream, (On Your Dime, of Course.) Time was when you could say that the only people who got 40% pay raises were bankers and hedge fund managers. Not any more. To the list add IAFF district vice presidents, at least if  Harold Schaitberger has his way. The upcoming convention […]

IAFF Ethics: Rascals Round-Up

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The Situation So Far With the convention just around the corner I have been asked to “roll up” the elements of our ethical crisis in one place. Here’s a brief summary for each with the story link below it. I.  The Betrayal of Darren Bates General President Harold Schaitberger denied IAFF member and local officer […]

IAFF’s Vice President Taylor to Retire?

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Report From Virginia Fire Fighters President Mike Mohler: “Fourth District, be on the lookout at convention for an announcement that DVP Taylor may be stepping down for health reasons. Coinciding with this is an intensive campaign effort by my Local President, John Niemiec. Filling Bill’s position, who is a rubber stamp for President Schaitberger, would […]

IAFF Ethics: Black Daze Comment

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  Eric, Thanks for trying to engage the membership of the IAFF. Without your provocative dialogue, it would continue to be “business as usual” for Harry and the Huppets. Even still, they believe that no one will notice or question actions like tabling a motion to simply review a policy that has been shown to […]

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