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IAFF in Court: Motion Denied

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Case Now Set to Proceed Parties in Pete Gorman’s wrongful firing/retaliation suit against Harold Schaitberger met this past Friday in Judge Wingo’s chambers here in DC Superior Court. The path so far has been a circuitous route of filings and motions by both sides alleging various facts. Schaitberger’s motion to dismiss a claim of retaliation […]

Fox Leaves Board; Shady Schait Kept in Dark

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Out-Foxed? Recently elected IAFF Seventh District vice-president Kelly Fox is reported to be resigning from the board to take a position with the California public employee retirement system, a.k.a. CalPERS. Sources say he held his cards close to his vest, or at least close enough that Harold Schaitberger did not know until just about everyone […]

Shady Schait’s “Missed Opportunity”

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Mr. Blow Writes In What a tragic missed opportunity. Harold and the entire board could have justified an all expenses paid trip to London. It could have been one of those ‘fact finding’ missions. First class travel, of course, 5 star hotels, luxury dining. Chauffeured Rolls? Hmmm…maybe a bit too much. Go with the Jag. […]

IAFF and Grenfell : Another Missed Opportunity

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Asleep at the Switch or Worse On June 14, 2017, a fire consumed Grenfell Tower, a residential building located in North Kensington, London, killing 79 and injuring many more. Rarely has a building fire garnered so much attention for so long a period of time. Social media and the ghastly imagery are making sure that […]

Wait, I Know That Guy

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Ripping Off Sick Kids Donald Trump’s ghastly behavior, his lying, bullying and abuse, have caused more than one person to say, “wait, I know that guy.” That guy being Harold Schaitberger, of course. Forbes, the business magazine, dropped a bombshell this week that Eric Trump’s pediatric cancer charity was paying huge sums to the Trump […]

Fairfax: The Best of “Family Night”

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No Moms Left Behind Peggy Fox, a WUSA reporter, talked to a parent who confirmed that during a recent Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Family Night for recruit firefighters, a “captain said that “some practical jokes go on in the station with the new recruits some might call it hazing, some might call it bullying.” […]

Schaitberger on USFA’s Onieal: “Take Him Out”

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IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger has reportedly indicated that he will “take out” Denis Onieal, the acting administrator of the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Schaitberger is said to have made his threat at a recent meeting of Metro Chiefs. His reason? The National Fire Information Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Operations Reporting […]

Joe Blow on Pete Gorman

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“Joe Blow”, a sometimes commenter who often takes me to the woodshed, at least metaphorically, wrote in responding to a recent Dave Anders rant about me, the IAFF and Gorman. He had this to say about a Dave Anders comment: “Did you just refer to Pete Gorman as a fly? The man is a colossus […]

IAFF Spying and Corruption: Backdraft Writes In

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“As a 38 year IAFF member, I  have to confess that I must not have been paying attention.  As close as I am to retirement, it would be so easy to ignore this stuff. However, if we can’t operate our Union without hiring private detectives to spy on other Members, then we’ve already lost.  Where […]

IAFF in Court: Shady Schait Goes Fishing

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Forty-One Years That’s how long I have been a proud member of the IAFF, I joined in 1976 when I was nineteen-years-old and W.H. “Howie” McClennan was our International President; I met him at one of the first local union meetings I attended. I kept in touch with Howie; he would occasionally call me at […]

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