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Fairfax & Niemiec, A Closer Look

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On Sunday, I wrote that John Niemiec said, “Many of you have seen that another lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court against Fairfax County naming several of our members. It is unfortunate that some choose to take the opportunity to claim personal agendas as we all continue to grieve the loss of our Sister […]

Fairfax: John Niemiec, With Prejudice

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Open Mouth, Insert Feet Statter 911 reports that Patricia Tomasello, of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) , has filed a lawsuit charging civil conspiracy, malicious interference and emotional distress. IAFF Local 2068 President John Niemiec said yesterday, via social media, about the suit, “Many of you have seen that another lawsuit was […]

Act of Honor: Flags

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The Cemetery, final resting place for tens-of-thousands who died in service to America, is arresting in its beauty. Away from the Tomb and the Amphitheater, the tall trees quietly and gracefully cast swaying shadows on markers of memory, an invitation to reflect on unknown acts of valor. Those valorous acts, from battles past, complete with […]

Corruption at the IAFF: OH Writes

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There is no other way to air the laundry than in the open… Unless you are really secure in your reputation and position within the IAFF, your state organization, and/or your local, going against Harold and his IAFF machine is damn near suicide. Thus, why I choose to not identify myself. You are more than […]

IAFF: More Dirty Laundry

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Old Dog, Old Tricks Dave Anders, of North Carolina, writes, in part: “I think some of your readers will understand that you are not doing IAFF members any favors by hanging their dirty laundry in full view to be forwarded to the public.” “I am the President of a large Democratic Men’s Club in my […]

IAFF: Who?

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Bill Dane Writes: I appreciate these posts that are bringing to light the problems with the leadership of our great union. It’s obvious that change is needed from the top down in order to protect the integrity of the IAFF. If the body has questions about the way this Union is being run then it’s […]

Shocker? VPFF to Schaitberger: “No Endorsement”

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Stunning Loss The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters met in convention last week and delivered a devastating blow to IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. His home state and the association he once led delivered a loud and clear verdict on his leadership, saying no to an endorsement he had personally sought for his re-election bid. And, […]

Gorman: Ouellette MIA?

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More No Show Misspending Detailed Pete Gorman, IAFF Trustee candidate, has another installment out this week with information about a second person at the IAFF getting a regular check under dubious circumstances. This one is apparently for $24K annually and has been going on for many years. Sixteen years in fact, the same number of […]

Fairfax: When Big Boys Pout

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And The Evidence Mounts This is a story about a young woman dying while grown men complain about the bad news they have to hear. Oh, the agony. One guy said, ” I think it’s time for you to write something good…” and “All you want to do is beat us down.” Who’s got the […]

Schaitberger Shields Ouellette?

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The No-Show Consultant Yesterday, Pete Gorman, former IAFF chief of staff, disclosed that General President Harold Schaitberger was funding a no-show job from his own budget line under the label of “consultant.” Gorman also said that Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern District Trustee, “had full knowledge of the situation.” Standard of Proof Gorman sets forth an […]

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