Bulletin 18-19

August 9, 2019

Voluntary USC Survey For

“Stress In The Fire Service”

Please consider taking this 10-minute online survey will consist of answering questions about your knowledge and experience of stress in the fire service. Participant and survey information will remain confidential, and only members of the research team and the University Southern California’s Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) may access the data. The HSPP reviews and monitors research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research subjects.

UFLAC has approved this survey for LAFD members, and if you are interested in participating in this research study please follow the link below:
https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VBTxFy7oX3J9Ah

The survey will close on Friday, August 16, 2019.

July   22, 2019
Bulletin   17  –  19

 

UFLAC General Membership Meeting
July    31, 2019
UFLAC Offices
1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026
JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND COFFEE  

 

0730                Stewards Meeting

0800                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Invocation
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

    1. Contract update
    2. PEP update
    3. Unfinished Business
    4. New Business

2 Drawings for the Membership (UFLAC Board Members are NOT eligible)
Last month’s raffle winners:

John Garnika             – $   100  FS 20 – B
Joel Flen                     – $1,000  FS 61 – A (not present to receive)

Adjournment

Executive Board
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

July 10, 2019
Bulletin    16 – 19

MOU #23 Ratification Results

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 the UFLAC Election Committee tallied the ballots for the MOU proposed contract, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022.

The results are as follows:

 

Yes    99.2%   agreed to accept the contract amendment

No      0.8% did not agree to accept the amendment

 

We wish to thank all those who took the time to come in and cast their vote.

 

Fraternally,

UFLAC Election Committee

June 20, 2019
Bulletin    14 – 19

Special Meeting
July 1, 2019 at 0800 hours
 
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112
being held at 1571 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

Los Angeles City Council District 12

 

The Primary Election for the open, vacant City Council District 12 seat was held on Tuesday, June 4th and 15 candidates were in the race. Two candidates emerged to become the top two vote getters in the race and face one another for the General Election on August 13, 2019.

These two candidates were Loraine Lundquist and John Lee.

This will be an incredibly important election for the future of Los Angeles and for the Los Angeles Fire Department. At a recent meeting that was open to ALL members who were interested in hearing from the two run-off candidates, it was determined by a vote of the membership that the decision to make a possible endorsement in this runoff election  would be delegated to the UFLAC Political Action Committee (PAC) which consists of Chairman Freddy Escobar, Chuong Ho, Domingo Albarran, and Frank Lima.

On July 1, 2020 we will be hosting a Special Meeting where members will have the ability to decide if they are willing to authorize UP TO $250,000 on this runoff election on August 13th in support of the candidate that the PAC Committee decides to endorse. Both candidates have informed us that the UFLAC endorsement is their top endorsement and that if they were able to secure our endorsement, they feel comfortable that they would win this race. If we were to not only make an endorsement, but also spend a decent amount of money supporting our candidate, we feel comfortable that we will win this election and have a true ally on the LA City Council in District 12 for many years to come.

Feel free to come to this meeting and ask the hard questions and hear from your UFLAC PAC Committee Members. This is going to be an incredibly important election and we want to hear from all of our members.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112

June 17, 2019
Bulletin    13 – 19

UFLAC General Membership Meeting

June 26, 2019

UFLAC Offices

1571 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND COFFEE 

 

0730                Stewards Meeting

0800                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Invocation
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

  1. Update on Council District 12
  2. Update on MOU Negotiations
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. New Business

2 Drawings for the Membership (UFLAC Board Members are NOT eligible)

Last month’s raffle winners:

Chris Stellern                – $100 (donated to Cadet Program at FS 89)

Christopher Elguea     – $1,000 (not present to receive)

Adjournment

Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

June 7, 2019
Bulletin 12-19

UFLAC Candidate Interviews
City Council District 12 Special Runoff Election

Local 112 Members:

On Tuesday, June 4th, there was a Primary Election in the 12th City Council District and the top two candidates have emerged. These two candidates will now face off in the General Election on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 with the winner to serve as the Councilmember in the 12th District. The results of Tuesday’s election for the top two candidates were:

John Lee: 6,195 Votes (19.17% of the total vote)

Loraine Lundquist: 6,145 Votes (19.01% of the total vote)

Only 50 votes separated the top two candidates from the Primary election. It is expected that the General Election for this critical seat on the City Council will be an extremely close and hard fought election.

UFLAC decided to make NO ENDORSEMENT for the Primary. Now that the top two candidates have emerged, we will interview them once again and vote to possibly make an endorsement in this race for the General Election.

The endorsement of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City has been the single most coveted endorsement that all candidates for political office in the City of Los Angeles strive to obtain. The political power of our union is based in large part on our endorsing and supporting candidates for Los Angeles City Council and the three citywide offices (Mayor, City Attorney, and City Controller) who have made the LAFD and public safety a top priority as elected officials.

All members in good standing are invited to participate in our candidate interviews for this Runoff Election. These interviews will be held on Friday, June 14th. Here is the pertinent information for our endorsement interviews:

Friday, June 14, 2019 (UFLAC Offices, 1571 Beverly Blvd. LA, 90026)

9:30 am – Internal Briefing conducted by UFLAC PAC Committee and our political consultants

10:00 am – Interview with Loraine Lundquist

11:00 am – Interview with John Lee

11:45 am – UFLAC member discussion and possible vote to make an endorsement

All members who attend BOTH candidate interviews will be eligible to make a vote for a possible endorsement. Lunch will be provided to members who attend. For more information feel free to contact UFLAC PAC Chair Freddy Escobar or any of our UFLAC Executive Board Members.

In Solidarity,

 

UFLAC Executive Board / UFLAC PAC Committee

June 7, 2019
Bulletin 11-19

Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions Update

On May 2nd at the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) meeting, the Pension Commission Board voted to increase the medical health subsidy for non-Medicare retirees by 5.5%. This vote will raise the retiree subsidy from the current maximum of $1,725.39 per month to a maximum of $1,820.29 per month. The increase will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 4.1154(e) states in part:

 “The Board is authorized to make discretionary changes, on an annual basis beginning in 2006, to the maximum monthly subsidy, so long as no increase exceeds the lesser of a 7% increase or the actuarial assumed rate for medical inflation for pre-65 health benefits established by the Board for the applicable fiscal year.

 Per the City Charter, retiree subsidy increases were previously tied to increases for active sworn employees or retired civilians. Because of delays in contract negotiations for active employees, the retiree subsidy increases were often years late, causing a hardship to many retirees. This Charter amendment (passed in March 2005) gave authority to the City Council and Mayor, via ordinance, to determine a more efficient way to provide timely retiree subsidies.”

 

Executive Board

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112

May 20, 2019
Bulletin   10 – 19

 

UFLAC Special and General Membership Meeting
May 29, 2019
NOTE – Meeting held at FS 89 (Community Room)
7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood  91605
JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND COFFEE 

 

 

0730                Stewards Meeting

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence for our past fallen UFLAC Firefighters
Invocation
Roll Call of Officers
Adoption of the Minutes
Committee Reports

8:30                 Guest – City Councilman Paul Krekorian

Councilman Paul Krekorian has represented the 2nd District on the Los Angeles City Council since his election in 2009. In addition to his work citywide and in the valley serving North Hollywood, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys, Paul serves an important role as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee where he has supported UFLAC and our Department in the budgetary process.  Councilman Krekorian also serves on the Executive Employee Relations Committee and is a Board member of the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metrolink and the San Fernando Council of Governments.  

Prior to his City Council duties, Paul served on the California State Assembly from 2006 up until 2009.  For these three years, Paul led the Assembly Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry. He also chaired the Assembly Select Committee on Renewable Energy. During his last year on the Assembly he served as the Assistant Majority Leader. Prior to serving on the Assembly, Krekorian served as President of the Burbank Board of education while simultaneously serving as President of the Five Star Education Coalition. Krekorian practiced law as a partner in the firm of Fisher & Krekorian and was an organizer for Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns. Krekorian attended University of Southern California, obtaining his B.A. in political science before earning a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

  1. Presentation of 2020 Budget for UFLAC
  2. Report on APX 8000 HXE Radios
  3. Report on the 2018 LAFD Year in Review Book

2 Drawings for the Membership (UFLAC Board Members are NOT eligible)

Last month’s raffle winners:

Aaron James             – $100
Oscar Scott                – $1,000 (not present to receive)

Adjournment

Executive Board
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112