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January 29, 2015

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Updated: Jan. 28 (22:03)

1st Day of Bargaining!!
AFSCME Local 2067
Clean Turn-Out Gear Reduces Your Risk to Cancer
Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
We're Hiring: Spokane Union Representative
UFCW 1439
Public Sector Employment Workshop
IBEW Local Union 48
New report echoes earlier studies: Oregon PERS is one of nation's best-funded public pension systems
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Safety Initiative PowerPoint/PDF
AMFA Local 32
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EMS Deployment
  • All KCFD EMS personnel that bid new shifts expecting to move to their new assignment on January 11, 2015 will not move until the pay period of January 25th, 2015 (report date will very according to assignment).  The administrative process for the new schedule and components have required additional time to prepare.  
  • The following vacancies were created and filled as a result of the January 5th shift bid process:

  • Medic 42 A Shift was filled by Paramedic  Matt Serfass

  • Medic 16 A Shift was filled by Paramedic Jackie Breininger

  • Medic 10 B Shift was filled by Paramedic Tyler Strawn

  • Medic 28 C Shift was filled by Paramedic Michael Phelps

  • Medic 39 C Shift was filled by Paramedic David Cross

  • Medic 40 C Shift was filled by Paramedic Josh McKenney

  • Medic 10 C Shift was filled by Paramedic Ryan Zweygradt

  • Medic 39 B Shift was filled by Paramedic Thomas Loughmiller

  • Medic 29 B Shift was filled by Paramedic Connor Snowden

  • Medic 28 B Shift was filled by EMT Katie Zishka

  • Medic 34 B Shift was filled by EMT Aaron Leif Vassar

  • Medic 33 C Shift was filled by EMT Javier Navarro

Have A Heart Needs Your HELP!!


Renmember that HAVE-A-HEART needs your help tomorrow starting at 9am. This is the BIG move to the new facility. The more help the easier it will be. Please plan on lending a hand. 5520 Raytown Road.

Member in Need
Peggy Hulett, commuications specialist and past Executive Board member is in need of Sick Leave donations. If you can help please contact Mary Madick payroll supervisor or John Locke at the Union hall. Thanks in advance for stepping up.   
IAFF Local No.42 2014 Election Results

President:           Bill Galvin

MidSouth:           Rick Purtle

SouthWest:        Dennis Glasgow

NorthCentral:   Dan Ragland

Midtown:            Milan Rogers

EMS Field:          Katee Schimming

Active Retiree: Steve Quinlin

NKC:                      Eric Bradley

Grandview:        Doug Stark

Claycomo:          Bill Pulse

CLC Delegates: Stephen Davis, Mike LaCapra, Ben Schloegel, Ken Pegue

The Man Behind Badge #711

Purchase at to support our IAFF Brother.

  • Author Thomas Cooney was born in New York City in 1934. He was a member of the FDNY for 20 years. Cooney spent 10 to 12 hour days at Ground Zero during the recovery process. He has battled two types of cancer that were linked to the events of 9/11.
2015 L42 Committees information and interest form

If you are interested in serving on a Local 42 committee please review the link below and fill out the interest form due in by November 14, 2014.

Please click here to download descriptions and interest form.

First Responder Memorial
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

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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January 2015 UNION MEETINGS!

Union Meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 6th and Wednesday January 7th at 7:30 PM at Gladden Hall.  

What's New at IAFF 42
Political Action Committees
The annual meeting for the Local 42 PAC's  will be on January 7, 2015 at teh Union hall. The meeting will start at 5pm. Members in good standing are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Davis at 816-783-5447 or
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 -

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 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.






USA - The Union Sportsmen Alliance

A Hunting and Fishing Community Exclusively for AFL-CIO Union Members, Retiree's and their families


 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Guaranteeing You a Place to Hunt and Fish




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