It is with a heavy heart that we report two Line of Duty Deaths in Kansas City, Missouri, IAFF Local 42. Fire Apparatus Operator Larry Leggio and Firefighter John Mesh.
Donations to the family should be made to IAFF Local 42 Community Assistance, 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42 A, Kansas City, MO 64133. If you have questions please contact IAFF Local 42 at 816.358.4222, ext. 101 or simply make an Online Donation thru PayPal by clicking on the DONATE Button in the left column under Local 42 Community Assistance. Sympathy cards may also be mailed to the same address.
This article was reprinted from the IAFF Daily Newsletter
In their never-ending effort to force-feed warmed-over political ideas to a skeptical public, the pension attackers are back, using new poll-tested language and focus-grouped talking points to undermine retirement security for millions of working families.
Under the Orwellian moniker of the “Voter Empowerment Act,” former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and their anti-pension cohorts are proposing nothing short of gutting the public employee pension system – one of the last bastions of middle-class economic security.
They are falsely selling their proposed ballot measure as a potential cut in pensions for new employees. In reality, it could cut or eliminate pensions earned by current employees for future work. Read the entire article by clicking here.
What's New at IAFF 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website. This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.