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Schaitberger Cans Martynuska

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Longtime 4th District DFSR Art Martynuska has been a well regarded fixture in the IAFF’s 4th district for many years. His resume is impressive: -retired in 2010 as a fire fighter/paramedic for the City of Johnstown, PA, and as president of the Johnstown Fire Fighters Union, a position he held for 14 years. -elected to […]

Schaitberger Corruption: The Family and Friends Discount (1)

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Quacks Like A Duck? The recent New York Times article on Harold Schaitberger included a laundry list of improper activities of substantial breadth: – Lavish over-spending –  Usurping all power –  Operating with little over-sight or checks –  Pretension to a royal lifestyle –  Flagrant self-importance –  Advancing his own causes –  Isolating or undermining […]

IAFF Corruption: The Lackey Search Update

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 New “Chief of Staff” After firing Local 854’s Pete Gorman, who gave eight years of very effective service to the IAFF, Harold Schaitberger may be finding it difficult to find a “chief” for several reasons. Anyone who interacted with Gorman found him to be straightforward, and approachable with integrity. Schaitberger won’t make that mistake again. […]

Pete Gorman: What They Are Saying

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IAFF Members on the Record It is a sad day when a union and fire service leader of Pete Gorman’s caliber is fired by the likes of the current IAFF president. During 9/11, while Pete was dealing with the loss of members of his local as well as missing and injured members he still took […]

IAFF Hiring: Boot-Licking Lackey Needed

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International Union Seeks Weak-Willed Suck-up Warning:  Prior holder of position discharged for excessive integrity and honesty, as well as inability to fulfill key lackey duties. Please do not apply if you actually subscribe to the principles of our union or are overly concerned with ethics. (Extremely Nominal) Title:  Chief of Staff Key Skills Required A. […]

Schaitberger Tries to Hide Gorman Firing From Affiliate Leadership

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Caught Lying, Again On Friday, IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger sent out a bizarre email with the following paragraph to all IAFF affiliate leaders: “I’m writing to inform you that as of Wednesday, October 28, 2015, I accepted Pete Gorman’s resignation as IAFF Chief of Staff. Pete served as a fire fighter and fire officer […]

IAFF: Schaitberger Fires Pete Gorman

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A Desperate Act by a Desperate Man IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger has fired chief of staff Pete Gorman. Gorman is a greatly admired and venerated IAFF leader. Known by thousands of IAFF members and others for his low-key and friendly leadership style, Gorman has been universally praised for his service to Schaitberger and for […]

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 […]

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