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       Burn Survivor Education and Support Workshop
      Saturday, March 11, 2017
      Continue to heal ? Learn valuable skills ? Support others

      Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      Place: Nomads Building, 10100 Middlebelt Road, Romulus
      Minimum age: 12 years old
      This free workshop is open to burn survivors, their family members, and interested burn care/pre-hospital professionals.  Lunch and onsite parking provided. 
      Registration deadline is March 3, 2017
      Pre-registration is required: biaw.med.umich.edu


        

      Governor Snyder Appoints MPFFU President Mark Docherty to Task Force On Municipal Retiree Benefits

      Governor Rick Snyder has created a Task Force on Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government to address the unfunded health care and pension liabilities associated with the 334 local governments that provide such benefits to their employees.

      “My goal for this task force is to have collaboration among legislators, state and local government officials, and employee representatives to ensure the financial stability and effective delivery of local government services for the coming decades,” Mr. Snyder said in a statement announcing the Task Force. “As we discuss this growing financial problem across the state, it is imperative that we also keep retirees in mind who rely on these programs.”

      The issue of health care and pension unfunded liabilities has become a major issue and came up during December’s lame duck agenda as a possible last-minute item to clear before the start of the new Legislature. But the complexity of the issue crumbled under its own weight, setting it for returning legislators as a priority for this term.

      The task force – comprised of subject matter experts representing labor and management, investment managers, insurance financial professionals and legislators – was directed by Mr. Snyder to provide recommendations on pension and health care reforms this spring.

      Mr. Snyder’s staff led a workgroup on the issue about a year ago, but the governor said in December he wanted to assemble a group with a broader array of members.


                 

      Two Free Upcoming Webinars on March 22, 2017

      10:00 am - Representing Your Members

      Have you ever had to represent a member and wished you had more experience or training? Are you moving into a role in your Local that will require you to represent members and you don't know how? In either case, this webinar is for you. In a short one hour program, we will give you a basic overview of how you should represent your members. After this class, you will feel more capable and confident if you have to "go to the office".
      Please register for Representing Members on Mar 22, 2017 10:00 AM EDT at:  
      https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8729574049134844674
      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

      1:00 PM - Union Leadership
      Whether you are a seasoned local leader, newly elected leader or looking to seek office, this webinar will cover what you should be doing if you find yourself in the driver's seat of your Local. In this one hour webinar you will learn what it takes to direct your Local and what it takes to be a strong leader. 

      Please register for Union Leadership on March 22, 2017 - 1pm at:

      https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8474628088982128642
      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


      Recorded Webinar Training Sessions Now Available

      Would you like to learn more about being a "Union Officer"?  The MPFFU recently offered a series of webinars to provide helpful information to current union officers and other union members that may want to become union officers in the future.  These webinars were recorded and now you can view them anytime!  Click on the tab labeled "Webinars to Watch Now" in the heading near the top of this page to see the list of available webinars.


      First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund - Application for Benefits

      Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund.  The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.

      There are still many unanswered questions regarding how the funding is going to be distributed. According to the website, a list of potential claimants is being created and applications will be logged based on the date they are received by their office.

      Anyone that meets the critera listed on this webpage should submit an application to get your name on the list.  We will provide more information when it becomes available.

      If you have any questions on the administration of this fund, you may also contact the Claims Processing Division at 517-284-8912. 



      Save the date for upcoming golf outing.
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      I started this to help out the locals in the downriver area. We benefit so many good causes throughout the year that there really isn't anything for the guys. The money earned can be spent on anything(groceries) or just something they need or having been wanting for their house. Every year, a new local or firehouse will be drawn to receive the proceeds. Also I have the link down below for the Facebook group page that has even more information, the link to buy tickets and all about the hotel and its discounted prices. Hope to see you there, it's a great time! Fraternally, James Bishop 734-765-7097
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      Fire Fighters Assistance Program

       Confidential FFAP Hotline:  1.888.731.FIRE  Available 24/7 

      Free CONFIDENTIAL telephone assistance for MPFFU members, retirees, and their families

      Get answers to your questions and concerns.

      Find resoucres for information, treatment, and support.

      Know your conversation is confidential.

      Get referrals to quality professional care.

      Click here for a recent article about suicide in the fire service. 

      MPFFU License Plate

      The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate.  You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter.  If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number.  The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.

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