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Together, We Defeated Proposition 32!

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, thanks each Californian who voted to help defeat the Deceptive Proposition 32.  This ballot measure would have silenced the voices of union members, bringing down the standaards of pay and living for all working Californians by giving undue power to corporate special interests and billionaires.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING CALIFORNIA'S WORKING FAMILIES DEFEAT PROP 32!

From CPF:  California’s firefighters earned a hard-fought but historic win in last night’s elections. And you helped make it happen.

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Marin Firefighters Endorse Michael Allen for Assembly

Marin Professional Firefighters offers our strong endorsement for Michaell Allen as 10th District Assemblymember. Michael Allen supports worker's rights and middle class families, and we beieve that he will continue his long tradition of support for issues that effect firefighters, our families, and our communities.  With decades of experience working to improve workplace safety, ensure fair compensation, create affordable healthcare options, protect public safety, and to preserve the long-term viability of our member's retirement savings, Michael Allen is a proven leader in the labor community and in California's Assembly.  Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, looks forward to Michael Allen's continued leadership on the issues that are most important to firefighters and public safety in the new 10th district.

Michael Allen for Assembly

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, conducts lengthy candidate interviews before issuing any endorsement under the direction of our Political Director and Political Action Committee.  We look for candidates that support worker's rights, public safety, believe in fair compensation, workplace safety, and show a broad understanding of the issues that effect firefighters, labor, and the fire service in general.  We base our endorsements on the endorsement policies of the IAFF and our Local 1775 bylaws and policies.

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Marin Firefighters Raise Record $44,500 for MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of San Francisco needed a little lift and got it last week when Ross Valley and Marin County firefighters chipped in with a significant donation to the group’s “Fill The Boot” campaign.

During two 4-hour time slots last week soliciting at the Hub in San Anselmo, the firefighters were able to raise $7,315 bringing the group’s grand total to more than $40,000 for the 2012 fundraising season.

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Marin Firefighters Raise Record $44,500 for MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of San Francisco needed a little lift and got it last week when Ross Valley and Marin County firefighters chipped in with a significant donation to the group’s “Fill The Boot” campaign.

During two 4-hour time slots last week soliciting at the Hub in San Anselmo, the firefighters were able to raise $7,315 bringing the group’s grand total to more than $40,000 for the 2012 fundraising season.

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Governor Announces Historic Pension Rollbacks

Agreement with Legislature Imposes Lower Tier for New Hires, Pension Salary Cap, Phased-in Mandatory Cost Sharing

At a news conference in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown announced an agreement that will take public employee retirement security back to the Reagan years.

The plan – hashed out with legislative leaders behind closed doors – imposes a range of rollbacks, all without the benefit of collective bargaining.

  • New lower tier for almost all employees – local, state, teachers, the works. Public safety retirement would top out at 2.7% at 57;
  • A cap on pensionable income -- $110,000 for those who pay Social Security; $130,000 for those who don’t.
  • Mandatory cost sharing immediately, for all new employees, and by 2018, for current employees;
  • Three-year final compensation averaging;
  • Limits on pensionable compensation, airtime purchases, pension holidays and retroactivity.

You can read the governor’s media release HERE.

CPF President Lou Paulson had the following statement on the governor's announcement:

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