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Kansas City Health Care Trust Employee Clinic

The City of Kansas City, Missouri is now providing a valuable workplace clinic for its employees, your spouse and dependents. This benefit is a result of the Health Care Trust that has been established by the City of Kansas City, for its employees and retirees that are participating in one of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Health Care Plans offered by the City. 

This clinic is located at the Kansas City Health Department facility, located at 2400 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64108. You may call ahead and schedule an appointment at 816.513.6001 or walk-in's are both welcome or visit them on the web KC Employee Clinic.

Another feature is the HealthyU Newsletter and this is available to all Employees and Retirees.  To receive this Newsletter please visit the KC Employee Clinic online and sign-up to have this delievered to your Inbox

Office Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 9:00 AM till 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM till 6:00 PM
Wednesday – 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM till 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM till 7:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM till 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM till 6:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Liberty Mutual Insurance

The International Association of Fire Fighters has partnered with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to provide preferred coverage plans for Active Members and Activee Retirees.  Liberty Mutual Insurance Company underwrites Home, Auto and Life Insurance coverage. 

Our local representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance is Robert Goodmon and his offices are conveniently located in the northland at 4131 N. Mulberry Drive, Suite 250, Briarcliff Village Office Building, Kansas City, MO 64116.  Office phone is 816.587.6900 ext. 56746 or via E-mail robert.goodmon@libertymutual.com.

We invite you to contact Mr. Goodman and let him provide you a quote on your existing insurance or any new policies that you may be considering.

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NOVEMBER 2014 UNION MEETINGS!

Union Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday November 5th at 7:30 PM at Gladden Hall.  

What's New at IAFF 42
What Have American Unions Ever Done For Me?

Many American Workers have absolutely no idea what Organized Labor has done for since the 1930's or they have just forgotten.  In the past year we have seen at least 10 Republican Governors who have moved to strip Collective Bargaining Rights from its Public Employees (Teachers, Police, Fire and EMS).  The next time one of your friends ask you the question "What have American Unions done for us?", show them this short video clip.  This might help them answser their own question.

What Home Depot Dosen't Want You to Know

You as a Union Member have choices to make of where you spend your hard earned dollars.  These choices include purchasing American Made products vs. imported products, as well as retailers how sell these goods.  As a labor union we always encourage our members to support those organizations that support working class folks and recommend that you boycott those organizations that have done what they can to destroy labor unions or basic rights of workers. 

During the past two years when Organized Labor advanced legislation to Congress to approve the Employee Free Choice Act, several large corporations poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into lobbying this legislation.  Three of those that come to mind and were the largest contributors to defeating this cause were Walmart, Starbucks Coffee and Home Depot.  

We would show you this video that Home Depot mandated ALL employees to watch in 2010, but Home Depot has asserted that the video violated terms of use and it has been removed from the INTERNET.   The truth is Home Depot doesn't want anyone that is employed within their stores talking to anyone about joining a UNION. 

So now ask yourself do you really want to spend your hard earned union salary at an organization who wants nothing to do with Unions and intimidates its employees into believing they are better off without being organized. 

IAFF Launches New Website - GetItUnion.com

As a result of the actions taken by the Delegates at the 50th IAFF Convention in August of this year, the IAFF has built a new innovative website to provide American and Canadian made goods that are Union Made. 

The concept behind this was to provide a one-stop shop website where Union Members could support American and Canadian Union Manufacturers with our hard earned Union wages and support our brothers and sisters in the labor movement. It was also to provide an alternative to spending our dollars at organizations such as Walmart who sells items predominately manufactured in China, Indonesia and other third world countries.
 
This new website GetItUnion.com was built by the International Association of Fire Fighters in response to the delegates from across the United States and Canada. Now members may shop for items ranging from Automobiles, Tires, Clothing, Shoes, Boots, Banking Credit Cards/Checks as well as links to our own IAFF Online Store to purchase goods. 
Union Hotel Guide
If you have plans to travel during the holiday season or are planning a family vacation, check out the UNITEHERE! Union Hotel Guide before you book a room. This website enables you to select the city and state where you are planning to travel and it will list the hotels that are within your destination that employ UNITEHERE! Members, or simply put a union hotel. You may be surprised at how many locations have union hotels and competitive room rates and accommodations. Click here for the Union Hotel Guide.


 

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IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
The IAFF Disaster Relief Fund provides assistance to IAFF members in the United States and Canada.
Sam J. Tristanio Fund
Donations go to the St. Florian Burn Foundation.
Greater Kansas City Consumer Credit Counseling
Kansas City Consumer Credit Counseling can assist you with restructuring your Home Mortgage and Credit Card Debt.
Walmart Watch
Get the Facts: How Walmart impacts your community and how they really treat their employees.
Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation promotes knowledge, awareness, and advocacy for the Fire Fighter diagnosed with cancer.
STOP SWEATSHOPS!
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AMERICAN ECONOMIC ALERT
Current U.S.Trade Deficit and facts about American Jobs and Trade.
The National Labor Committee
The mission of the National Labor Committee is to help defend the human rights of workers in the global economy.
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