The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union 52nd Biennial Convention is being held in Dearborn on May 3-4-5, 2016. Registration information and hotel information can be found here. Vendor and sponsor information can be found here.
The Attacks Continue-Examples of Why You Can't NOT Be Involved!
Cancer Presumption Updates
APRIL 20, 2016
The House Appropriations Committee just approved 3 million to fund our cancer presumption fund!!!!! We now have both the senate and house approving the same amount for next year's budget. Now they both have to give final approval in the floor and then on to the governor. Another big step forward to finally protecting our fire fighters. See story here.
The Michigan Senate voted 37-0 to fund the First Responders Presumption Law. The bill will now move to the House for their vote. Please contact your Senator and thank them for supporting the funding. Please contact your Representative and ask them to provide funding for the First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund.
Great Turn-out at First Responders Presumption Law Rally in Lansing
Over 150 members from Locals from all across the State attended this important rally in Lansing on Tuesday, March 8th. Members partipated in a rally and press conference to promote funding for the First Reponders Presumption Law and then moved inside the Capitol to speak directly to Senators.
Cancer Presumption Bill Analysis & Update
PA 515 of 2014 took effect on January 14, 2015 but the legislature is still searching for a funding source for the cancer presumption fund. (First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund) A complete analysis of the legislation can be found here. Please contact your Representative and Senator and tell them to find a funding source for this important program. Read more:
MPFFU Legislative Update as of April 25th.
What's New at MPFFU A021
Fire Fighters Assistance Program
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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.