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IAFF Corruption: Mark’s Ark

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A Toady, a Weasel and Some Swine Several people have now reported that Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern District Trustee, amply confirmed his membership in the Fools Hall of Fame when he went to the microphone at the recent IAFF convention and made insulting and absurd statements. Ouellette referred to Pete Gorman, his opponent in the […]

More IAFF Convention Feedback

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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 […]

Susan Collins, Trump and the GOP

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Unworthy of Being Our President Today’s Washington Post contains an Op Ed written by US Senator and Maine Republican Susan Collins explaining why, as a lifelong member of the GOP, she will not be voting for Trump in November. Collins is a member of a vanishing species, the Moderate Republican (MR). A sign of a […]

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 […]

Trump Busts Firefighters, Again

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The Angry Narcissist Trump lashed out at the Columbus, Ohio, fire marshal yesterday for adhering to a pre-arranged plan to limit the crowd size at an event there to 1,000 people. Trump said the marshal’s limit was for purely political reasons. DM reports that the fire marshal said, “the event was always to be limited […]

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