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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.

In accordance with our Object, we are always accepting donations to improve the welfare of our members and their families through our Benevolent Fund, Health and Safety programs, and Education Initiatives. Please consider giving to these causes.

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The members of the NOFD, y’all ROCK!!! Behind you 110% 💜💚💛⚜️🚒

Thank you #NOFIREFIGHTERS!!!!! God Bless and Be Safe!!!!!!

And maintain situational awareness.

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My alma mater.

A complete video of our press conference from Monday evening. Madam Mayor, we patiently await your response.

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Proud to be a union member!!!

Great job, brothers and sisters. Dat guy is a traitor!

And this is the point of a Union, I hope the city realizes the need for these brave people and fixes the issues.

The city needs to sell city owned real property and pay off the pension judgment. The city does not need to be in the real estate business to begin with. If elected, that's what I'll do. Start with the WTC then ST. Roch Market then the Pontabela Apartments. Pay off all the 600 unpaid judgments. I know Latoya does not care about judgments, she has judgments and unpaid taxes; financial integrity has no meaning for her, it does me. I have worked my entire life, I know the value of a dollar.

Great job guys!

Very good keep up the fight I am with you all

DROPS MIC!!!!!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥

They are the first to show up. They are there to help not just talk, like the mayor.

Oliver M. Thomas Jr. The truth !

How can i get a sign for my house?

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Good speech. Looking good Johnny Boy

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One call, thats all...

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The mayor and her puppets just want to watch the city burn down to nothing!!! How about we make her and muskrat tim work more than 24 hours a day at regular pay multiple times a week!

Behind y'all, NOFD. ⚜️

Mayor Cantrell save these firemen like they always save your city.

Pay them like Your Life depended on IT..!!!

Make the call and support the NOFD... www.facebook.com/9601928/posts/10108531210916827/

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OR RESIGN!!!!!

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