- Nov 20, 2013
- Pew Anti-Pension Campaign Trips on its Own Poll
Fueled by money from anti-retirement billionaires, the Pew Center has been advocating for slashing the pensions of firefighters and other public workers. But when they went out and asked the public what they thought, they found the people weren't buying the spin.
- Nov 5, 2013
- LODD: Livermore Pleasanton Captain Paul Chenkovich
Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Local 1974 and CPF are saddened to announce the death of Livermore-Pleasanton Captain Paul Chenkovich in the line of duty. Brother Chenkovich died November 5th after a three-year battle with job-related brain cancer at the age of 48. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15 at 11:00am, St. Augustine Church, Pleasanton.
- Nov 4, 2013
- LODD: Los Angeles Co. Firefighter Specialist Shawn Bayer
Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014 is saddened to announce the death of LACoFD Firefighter Specialist Shawn Bayer of job-related cancer.
- Oct 17, 2013
- San Jose Mayor Launches Campaign to Gut Retirement Security
With an Enron profiteer and powerful anti-worker ideologues in his corner, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed this week launched a statewide campaign to cut the heart out of retirement security for millions of firefighters, teachers and other public workers.
- Oct 9, 2013
- CPF-Backed Candidates Re-Elected to CalPERS Board of Administration
The election to fill two seats employee seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration is over, and there won't be a runoff. J.J. Jelincic and Michael Bilbrey -- both backed by California Professional Firefighters -- won their reelection campaigns with more than 50% of the vote.
- Oct 5, 2013
- Emotional Sacramento Tribute Honors Fallen California Firefighters
Hundreds of firefighters, family members, grateful citizens and Governor Jerry Brown paused today in Sacramento's Capitol Park to honor 22 firefighters who died in the line of duty. The California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony pays tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price.
- Oct 3, 2013
- Fire Resources Ramp Up Ahead of Red Flag Warnings
With dry desert winds forecast for much of California over the next few days, CAL FIRE and local agencies are pre-deploying resources to prepare for the worst.
- Sep 24, 2013
- Promise Breakers: How Pew Trusts Are Helping to Gut Pensions
Is the "non-partisan" Pew Center for the States selling its good name and acting as the new front group for billionaire anti-pension ideologue John Arnold? You decide.
- Aug 6, 2013
- Prescott Stiffs Granite Mountain Hotshot Widow on Survivor Benefits
When Andrew Ashcroft died with 18 of his brother firefighters in the Yarnell Hills fire last month, he was pulling full-time shifts. But the City of Prescott says he's only a "seasonal", denying his widow key survivor benefits.
- Aug 5, 2013
- NY Times: Detroit Bankruptcy Shouldn't Threaten Hard-Earned Benefits
Detroit's bankruptcy can't and shouldn't be blamed on public workers, and it shouldn't be used as an excuse to take away hard-earned benefits. So says an editorial in this weekend's New York Times.