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Shady Schait: Facing the Music

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First Time Ever There are a few people, Kelly Fox, Jim Lee and Kevin O’Connor among them, who were in Harold Schaitberger’s original “Inner Circle” and who recall how he dominated the IAFF in order to win the presidency in 2000. That domination has continued ever since, made much easier once he had control of […]

Corrupt Schaitberger: The $1,000,000 Question

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Gorman Cites Additional Retaliation Peter Gorman, a 34-year FDNY member, former president of local 854 during the 9/11 attacks, and Schaitberger’s chief of staff for seven years, was fired in 2015 after he raised concerns regarding hiring practices at the IAFF. In firing him, Schaitberger said, according to court documents, “That he no longer trusted […]

The Corrupt IAFF: Anders and the Wizard of Oz

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Dave Anders, Again Mr. Anders, a perennial supporter of Our Dear Leader, had this to say about Mack’s comment from yesterday: “Eric, again, the letter is not signed. If an IAFF member has criticism of the IAFF or our GP, surly [sic] he/she would not hesitate to sign their name and list their Local number. […]

The Corrupt IAFF: Mack Writes In

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A “Peek Behind the Curtain” “Eric, thank you for providing this blog, and giving people the opportunity to hear another viewpoint. Long ago I had the (mis)fortune of dealing directly with Shaitberger, my District VP, AND Pete Gorman. Until that point, I had no idea what went on at the IAFF. How would I ever […]

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, GOP and Right-To-Work

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You Wanted It, You Got It Yesterday’s New York Times includes a feature story detailing how the GOP is now in full control of 25 state governments and 33 governorships and what that means for organized labor. They report that while politicians in Congress may be confused about what to do, no such disorder reigns in […]

Corrupt IAFF: Shady Schait, Slevin and the Counter-Suit

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Slevin Stays Silent The news is out that Our Dear Leader has filed a counter-suit against Local 854 IAFF member Pete Gorman. Gorman alleges that he was fired from his staff position in an act of retaliation for bringing to light concerns about hiring practices at the IAFF. He states that Jim Lee, current IAFF […]

Shady Schait’s Corruption: Over 1/3 of a $Million

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How Many Locals Could Have Been Helped? Let’s flashback to September 2015 when Our Dear Leader and President for Life Harold Schaitberger hired “The Lenzner Group” a firm of private dicks, to spy on IAFF members and staff. Leader was furious that the details of his high living on the backs of IAFF dues-paying members […]

IAFF in Court

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“Wants This Case Over With!” Yesterday, the 27th, was the first appearance in DC Superior court in the matter of Gorman v Schaitberger wherein Pete Gorman, former IAFF Chief of Staff and longtime IAFF leader and member, alleges that Schaitberger fired him in retaliation for his bringing to light concerns about possible discriminatory hiring practices […]

IAFF & the Jews: Mr. Alan Writes In

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“-Level 1 Antisemite: Wants a “Jew lawyer” because they’re devilish, making them good attorneys.  -Level 2 Antisemite: Doesn’t want a “Jew lawyer” because, even if their devilish ways make them good attorneys, they can’t be trusted.  -Level 3 Antisemite: Willing to dismiss good Aryan blooded attorneys because their names make it *possible* they’re devilish Jew […]

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