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Cameron Abell Writes “I was also thoroughly disgusted with the Eastern Trustee’s speech that equated anyone who questions any E-Board member as “Swine.” GP, GST, and any E-board member is “Beyond Reproach.” Despite my disgust, It was a fitting way to end that convention, keep the theme consistent at least…Shady, Snide, and Steamrolled.”

IAFF/MDA: On Clowns and Justice

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Lot’s of the Former But None of the Latter Over the past several years as the corruption at the IAFF has been continuously detailed there has been a constant refrain from the other side, “Take it to convention.” As if that would make a difference when the IAFF is ruled by a dictator and his […]

IAFF/MDA Scandal: Mark Johnston of Local 452 Speaks Out

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“…No one disputed the budget numbers in the resolution. [Resolution 33] I asked my DVP for a full accounting of revenue and expenses from MDA and the IAFF would not provide them  to a duly elected Executive Board member. Even if the total amount of expenditures from MDA non per capita tax revenue does go […]

IAFF/MDA Deal: The Comments

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If True? I’m all about giving the benefit of the doubt but these folks who still qualify their concern by saying “If True” regarding the great IAFF/MDA rip-off are pretty amazing. Here’s why. No one, to my knowledge, has ever denied that the IAFF received $1,400,000 from MDA in 2015. Even an MDA coordinator confirmed […]

IAFF/MDA: The Deal

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Was it Good For You? On Valentine’s Day of 2013, the soon to be wedded “lovers” at the IAFF and MDA, Harold Schaitberger and Steve Derks, respectively, signed their pre-nuptial agreement whereby the MDA would fork over a hefty fee so that the IAFF would continue to rake in the cash for them. At least […]

MDA: Stop the Great IAFF Rip-Off

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Over, But Not Really It’s O-Fish-All, IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger crushed opposition, both in committee and on the convention floor, designed to stop his administration from skimming money meant for sick children. Schaitberger’s “great union” rhetoric notwithstanding, the IAFF has sunk to its lowest point ever. Schaitberger’s IAFF takes a nickel of every dollar […]

IAFF Politics: If Hillary Were Harold

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Queen of Corruption? If you listen to many IAFF members, Hillary Clinton is the political equivalent of the worst anti-labor and scab fire chief ever. They write in and call her a pathological liar and much worse. In their minds she is dishonest, unethical and tainted. She has used her position to gain favor and […]

IAFF & Edzo: Khan or Con?

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The Courage to Speak Up? Ed “Edzo” Kelly is the presumptive heir to the soon-to-be vacant General Secretary-Treasurer (GST) position at the IAFF. If Kelly is a leader at all he should be feeling a crunch. Harold Schaitberger and Donald Trump have lots in common, chief of which is their pathologically narcissistic personalities. They thrive […]

Trump on Firefighters: “Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Doing”

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Schaitberger on Sidelines as Trump Bashes Us Our Dear Leader has been silent lo these many months as Donald Trump, bigot in chief, hurled slurs in all directions aimed at people of color, women and others. Whether we support Hillary Clinton or not is completely irrelevant given Trump’s behavior. If Schaitberger really cared about a […]

IAFF Politics: Tim Kaine and Being on the Sidelines

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Schaitberger’s Cowardly Dithering Many will know that Harold Schaitberger’s latest excuse for sitting out Campaign 2016 is waiting to see who the respective vice-presidential choices are, as if that could, or should in any way influence the decision on who to support. He probably knows by now that HRC chose Virginia’s Tim Kaine, who has […]

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