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July 27, 2021
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What's New at IAFF 244
TA'd CBA Letter & Detailed Info from VP Breeswine
Dear Brothers & Sisters,  Attached you will find a letter along with very detailed information regarding the changes in the TA'd Collective Bargaining Agreement from Vice-President Breeswine. Please see attached.  Thank you. Read More...
Download: CBA Letter.pdf , CBA Numbers calculator.xlsx
City Chapter TA'd CBA

The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd). The ratification vote will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 2, 3 & 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.  The designated poll sites will be Union Hall, Station 17 and Station 9. To review the strike-and-delete version of the TA’d agreement, log in and click on the Contracts section under main menu.

For additional information on this year’s negotiations process please attend one of the four (4) informational meetings identified below:

Friday, July 16th 2021 at 3:00pm, In-Person at Union Hall

Tuesday, July 20th 2021 at 3:00pm via ZOOM-Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ud-ugqT8tHtKp0cXUu5--Q06UU13MnaDJ

Thursday, July 22nd 2021 at 3:00pm via ZOOM-Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAofuirrT4sEt2O_HL1rztFnrWIMk30OcAd

Friday, July 23rd 2021 at 10:00am, In-Person at Union Hall

Absentee voting shall be provided for members unable to attend the ballot vote, in the event that the member is on leave, departmental trip, training status, or on paid status at the time of the vote, in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws Article XI, Section 3. Members who meet the requirements for Absentee voting may contact the Sergeant at Arms, or designee, and complete an Absentee Ballot at the Union Hall. Members must contact the Sergeant at Arms between 0900 to 1500 hours on the following dates, per the Election Committee: Friday, July 23, 2021, Saturday, July 24, 2021 & Sunday, July 25, 2021.

The Executive Board would like to acknowledge the City Chapter Negotiating Team for their dedication & tireless work throughout this long negotiation session. Thank you!!

RECAP-

Informational Meetings:               July 16, 20, 22 & 23

Absentee Voting Available:           July 23-July 25, 2021

Ratification Vote on TA’d CBA:      July 26, 2021

NEW IAFF MEMBERSHIP CARDS

ATTENTION ALL LOCAL 244 MEMBERS:

Our affiliate leader, the International Association of Fire Fighters recently mailed out new membership cards to all IAFF Local 244 member addresses that are currently on file. If you do not receive your new membership card by July 1, 2021-please email our General Secretary Steve Lopez at sjlopezapbt@gmail.com and include your name, phone number & current address.

Fraternally,

Justin Cheney

President 

IAFF Local 244

Benevolent Fund & TV Fund Deductions

Attention Members:

Be advised, deductions for Benevolent and TV Fund will be deducted next month (July 2021) in accordance with Article IV, Section 6 and Section 10 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws. 

City Chapter Members:

Please be advised that deductions for Benevolent Fund and TV Fund are scheduled to come out during the first pay period in July 2021. These deductions should occur on Pay Period Ending (PPE) 7/2/21 with a pay date of 7/09/21.

County Chapter Members:

Please be advised that the deduction for Benevolent Fund will be taken out the first full pay period in July 2021. This deduction should occur on Pay Period Ending (PPE) 7/16/21 with a pay date of 7/22/21.

County CBA (compensation) Tally Results
The County CBA Contract results are in. Read More...
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

Respectfully,

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 
President 
IAFF Local 244
District Field Service Representative 
IAFF 10th District 
P.O. Box 25602
Albuquerque, NM 87125
505.238.3730

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.

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