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Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 2)

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It seems that David Cameron and his Coalition partner, Nick Clegg, wish to give UK firefighters a drubbing in the latest pension dust-up. Some Significant UK/NA Pension Differences UK and North American firefighter pensions are roughly comparable up to a point but then significant differences emerge.  UK firefighters operate under a tiered benefit system: the […]

Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 1)

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United Kingdom public sector workers, including firefighters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are engaged in a titanic national struggle with the “Coalition” government made up of the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats. The Coalition is currently set on weakening pension benefits. (These Liberal Democrats are not the ones your mother warned you about, […]

Public Pensions and the Brothers “B”

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Are we fast approaching an era where people will talk of pensions the way they do of the rotary dial phone and the ringer washer? (I clearly remember both.)  More and more it’s looking that way. The myth is that change usually emanates from the West Coast and flows toward the stodgy and staid easterners […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Dave: If you think I am wrong that the MDA pays IAFF $1.4M a year to raise $26M, just ask your DVP. If you think I am wrong that the IAFF puts that money into their operating fund, just ask your DVP. You are the puzzled person. It's quite obvious that the IAFF shakes down…
2015-09-03 15:36:43
David R. Anders
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
I am trying to understand where you are coming from. Let’s see…..IAFF locals collect money for MDA and the local MDA chapter deposited it. Now you are saying the GP keeps a small portion of it. How does he do that without the MDA knowing it? You use words and phrases like “the IAFF is…
2015-09-03 15:25:52
Gerry Gay
IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose
Eric, Is this the best you can do. First and formost the slip is 5 years old. August 19, 2010. As one brother put it, their is a process to fix this if true and this blog is not the answer. I don't know you but It's just taking your credibility within the IAFF down…
2015-09-02 21:51:38
Cornell Gionet
Iran and “The Deal”
But under this deal, Iran must reduce its centrifuges to 6,104 for the next ten years. No enrichment will be allowed at the Fordow facility at all, and the only centrifuges Iran will be allowed to use are their oldest and least efficient models.
2015-09-01 20:03:31
David R. Anders
IAFF-MDA: To Fund a Narcissist
It is late so good night Eric.
2015-09-01 02:56:00
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