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      Important Info For ALL MPFFU Members
      The IAFF will be presenting two live webcasts on two of the biggest issues in the fire service today - the increased risk for occupational cancers and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Streamed live on Wednesday, January 28 from the upcoming Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) in Anaheim, California, the webcast is FREE for all IAFF members. Read more:

      Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

      REMINDER: Hazel Park 1414 Literature Drop on January 31, 2015!
      The City of Hazel Park is having a special election on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The city is asking voters for an increase of 14 mills using Public Act 57 in conjuction with the City of Eastpointe. This increase in mills will allow the Hazel Park Fire Department to be fully funded and financially stable and independent for the next 20 years. More info:

      Governor Snyder signs SB 211!
      The MPFFU has been working on getting cancer presumption passed for almost 20 years and we finally did it. This was a very hard fight and would not be possible if not for the cumulative efforts of this entire organization. Read more:

      NEWS ARTICLE: Governor Rick Snyder signs bill to help firefighters facing cancer

      Eastpointe 1561 Needs Your Help!
      As most of you are aware, the City of Eastpointe is having a special election Tuesday February 24, 2015. The city is asking voters for a 14 mill increase using Public Act 57 in conjunction with Hazel Park. The money collected from this millage increase should allow our department complete cash solvency and put the city back on a path of financial stability. Read more:

      Important Collective Bargaining Update
      We previously reported to you that on October 15, 2014, PA 322 was signed into law. This new law provides significant relief for our members in the areas of wages, step increases, health care costs, and retroactivity. Read more:

      City and firefighters settle lawsuit
      The city of Battle Creek and a group of current, former and retired city firefighters have a reached a settlement of $1.5 million in a lawsuit related to alleged violations in how firefighter wages were paid. Read more:

      Message from MPFFU President Mark Docherty
      I first want to thank all of our members that worked very hard on this election to support the candidates that support us. Many of our endorsed candidates won re-election and some did not. Read more:

      HB 5097 Signed into Law
      The MPFFU has worked very hard to get this bill passed for the last three years since PA 54 was first put in place. It is only the second Pro-labor bill that has been passed in the last four years under this Republican controlled legislature. The first pro labor bill that was passed was our bill which expanded binding arbitration rights to Fire Authorities and Districts. Another big win for firefighters in this state.

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      What's New at MPFFU A021
      SAGINAW, MI — The first firefighter to arrive at a burning house in Saginaw discovered two people on the roof over the front porch, yelling for help. Read more:
      In the frigid water, the man acted to be in distress as veteran Frenchtown Township Firefighter Rich Knoles worked quickly to help him get back up onto the ice. Read more:
      Good firefighters are not hard to find in Brownstown Township. In fact, thanks in part to the reinstatement of the Firefighter of the Year award, they often stand out. Read more:
      The City of Monroe is accepting applications for future full-time Firefighter/Paramedic job vacancies. Successful applicants will be responsible for providing ALS emergency medical first response and effective fire suppression and prevention services. More info:
      Once a year, the Macomb Township Fire Department takes the time to recognize life-saving acts of heroism by hosting a public ceremony. Read more:
      Taylor officials expect to issue layoff notices Friday to more than half of the city’s firefighters, as a federal grant that pays their salaries expires in 30 days. Read more:
      Grand Rapids Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Firefighter! Application deadline is February 16, 2015. More info:
      The CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CLINTON ACT 78 POLICE & FIRE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION will be testing for the position of FIREFIGHTER to create an Eligibility List for future employment opportunities. More info:
      MPFFU Online Store Now Available!
      Visit the new MPFFU online store. This is a secure site that allows you to safely purchase MPFFU shirts, sweaters, sweatpants, windshirts, blankets and even register for MPFFU seminars and district meetings with your credit card. You must log-in to the members only area to get to the link.

      MPFFU License Plate

      The branch offices of the Secretary of State will soon be implementing new requirements for individuals to receive the MPFFU License Plate. You will have to provide proof of membership by showing either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree. Please call 734-675-0206 for more information.

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    Jun 01, 2015
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    Jun 02, 2015
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    Philly Fire Fighter Dies in Line of Duty
    New York City and 8 Labor Unions Reach Tentative Contract
    Fire Fighters Question Governor’s Failed Leadership During Ferguson Unrest
    December 3 Marks 15th Anniversary of the Worcester 6
    Memphis Fire Fighters Donate $12,000 to Local Cancer Charity

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