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STATEMENT FROM THE NEW ORLEANS FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2020

The city and the Supt. McConnell could end this dispute NOW.

We are not bullying anyone. What we’ve asked for is:
1. A change to how our OT is accrued and paid. We ask for the change to take place 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR FROM NOW. In light of 96+ hour weeks covering for shortages this is more than reasonable.
2. A signed contract that COSTS NOTHING.
3. A revision to the retirement plan for newer FFs to be PROPOSED A YEAR FROM NOW. This will help retain and attract FFs.
4. A promotional policy that is fair. SAVES MONEY in lawsuits that the city consistently loses because of unconstitutional promotions. SAVES MONEY by not driving away newer FFs who have no faith that they can advance in their careers.

These are not “demands” as the city wants you to believe. These are solutions that will attract and retain fire fighters. It’s true that some of them come with a cost. However – one costs nothing, one saves money, one we will deal with in a year, one we will deal with in six months. We have never expected the city to come up with money immediately as a condition of resuming voluntary OT. We simply need signed promises as this boycott began when the city abruptly pulled out of already agreed-upon deals for promotions and retirement.

• 150% increase in emergency calls for service
• 22% fewer FFs
• 8 fewer fire trucks responding
• 25%+ of new recruits quitting in under 3 years with more on their way out
• Fire fighters routinely working 96 hours or more a week to make up for a shortage we’ve warned of for years.

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The New Orleans Fire Fighters Association, founded in 1939, is a Labor Union affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF Local 632) and the AFL-CIO.

According to our Constitution “The object of this Local shall always be, first and primary, dedicated to raising the dignity of our profession. It shall promote by proper means the material and intellectual welfare of all its members. Finally, this Local shall continually strive for the raising of both the working and living standards of al l its members.”

We are the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for Fire Fighters, Fire Operators, Fire Captains and Fire Prevention Inspector at the New Orleans Fire Department.

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