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County CBA (compensation) Tally Results
The County CBA Contract results are in.
Download: IAFF Local 244 County Contract Final Tally results.pdf
County Chapter TA'd CBA Informational Meetings & Voting

Bernalillo County Local 244 members,

Our negotiation team has reached a tentative agreement with management in regard to our Collective Bargaining Agreement. As you know, the circumstances of this past year have been challenging for all. Everyone is still in the recovering phase of this COVID pandemic.

This portion of negotiations was just for compensation articles. Our negotiation team worked diligently on the membership’s behalf. What our team agreed upon is what they feel is presentable to the membership for the current time. Again, we are still in the recovery phase of this pandemic. Understand that this is the second half of a two-year contract and we will re-open at the beginning of 2022.

We will be holding two informational meetings at the Union hall. May 26 th, 2021 at 10:00am and May 27th, 2021 at 10am.

The vote will be June 2, 2021from 7:00am to 7:00pm at the Union Hall, Station 33, and Station 40. Absentee voting will be available in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws and additional information on Absentee voting will be posted in the coming days. 

The negotiation team has tentatively agreed upon:

2% increase 

$1000 dollar payment paid from the general fund

3 personal holidays are now Accrued holidays that can be sold back. Each member will now have AH07 and an additional holiday in March and November totaling 14.

Special assignment personnel will receive $1 hour for hours worked including MASU when on hanger rotation.

With that, Management and finance are working out the details from the American Rescue Plan ACT for essential worker payments.

Please contact any of the individuals below for questions or clarification:

Tony Pittarelli 288-2291                        Jeremy Polk 235-1458

Timothy O’Brien 379-9190                     Chris Hoehn 259-2836


Angel Alvarado III

County Vice President IAFF Local 244


City MOU Vote
Brothers & Sisters,
A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for final membership approval of the IAFF 244/AFR Upgrading Outside of the Bargaining Unit MOU. The special meeting will start promptly at 11:00a.m. Please review the MOU in the ‘Contract’ section of the website.  The voting for this MOU will take place during the meeting from 11:00am and close at 3:00pm. A zoom link will be sent out to your personal email to watch the special meeting,however in order to participate/vote you must be in attendance at the hall.  We will also be sending out zoom links in your emails for two informational meetings regarding this MOU. If you have any questions please contact a Local 244 Executive Board Member.
Best regards,
Justin Cheney 
IAFF Local 244
District Field Service Representative 
IAFF 10th District 
P.O. Box 25602
Albuquerque, NM 87125

Download: COA and IAFF MOU 4-28-2021.pdf
City Chapter 'ZOOM' Informational Meeting

City Chapter Informational Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 4/22/21 at 7:00pm via ZOOM. The purpose of this meeting will be to ‘Upgrades Outside of the Bargaining Unit.’ The meetings will start promptly at 7:00pm. An email will be sent out to those on file with the Zoom registration information/link.

County Chapter TV Fund Auction

Attention Local 244 County Chapter Members:

In accordance with SECTION 6. B. 4 of the Constitution and By-Laws an auction will be held May 10-13th  & May 17-19th from 9am-1pm at the request of the County TV Fund Manager to sell used equipment. This shall be a silent auction that is held at the union hall over seven (7) days to give all county chapter members an opportunity to participate.  Should you have any questions please contact Chris Maes (505) 288-0944.

Dates:   May 10-13, 2021

             May 17-19, 2021

Time:     9:00am-1:00pm daily

Site:       Union Hall

Special Meeting to Approve Congressional Endorsement, April 8, 2021

A Special Meeting is scheduled at the Union Hall on April 8, 2021 at 6:45pm, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Political Action Committee recommendation for a Congressional Endorsement. The meeting will start promptly at 6:45pm, the General Meeting with follow at 7:00pm. Please call the General President with any questions.

Honorary Membership
Attention Local 244 Members, Per the Constitution & Bylaws Article III, Section 9. Honorary Membership: this will serve as a 30-day notice for petition of Honorary Membership for recently retired member Charles Luera. This vote will take place by secret ballot at the April General Membership Meeting. Read More...

Attention County Chapter Members:

In accordance with Article II, Section 4 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws membership approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County is scheduled for the next General Membership Meeting on February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm via ‘Zoom Online Video Meeting’

Please log into the members area and click on the "contracts" link on the left column to review the MOU. Please call Vice-President Angel Alvarado with any questions.

A separate and more detailed announcement will be emailed out to all email addresses on file with the zoom registaration information. Please review the MOU and the instructions prior to the General Meeting. 

County Chapter 4th Steward Vacancy

The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for County Chapter 4th Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on March 4, 2021 until the next General Election in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. All letters of interest can be turned in to the Union Hall or emailed to on or before February 18, 2021. This vacancy resulted from Brother Jeremy Polks’s appointment to the position of County Chapter Chief Steward.

IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase

Pursuant to previous action taken at the IAFF Convention in 2018, IAFF per capita dues for each active and retired-active member is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (our monthly dues to the International).

In addition to the CPI increase, delegates at the 55th IAFF Virtual Convention held January 29, 2021 adopted a resolution to add additional increases to the per capita dues for this year.

As a result, there is an overall dues increase in the amount of .17¢ per pay period, which will go into effect the pay period ending February 26, 2021; this Per Capita increase is in accordance with our Bylaws, Article IV, Section 5.

If you have any questions, please reach out to an Executive Board Officer.

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