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December 16, 2018
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2018 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results. Read More...
Download: 2018 IAFF L244 General Election Results.pdf
Honor and Respect to all our Veterans
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party

Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party! 

We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 14, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm or from Albert Ortega, City Chief Steward & Joseph Trujillo, County Steward. Please ensure you book your hotel room by 12/10/18. For more information call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313.

Room reservations at the Hyatt can be made the via passkey reservation web link that is set to the special discounted rate of $99 & includes free breakfast:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/new-mexico/hyatt-regency-albuquerque/albuq?corp_id=G-LOCH

Please submit nominations for Fire Fighter of the Year to: diegoarencon@gmail.com on or before 12/5/18 for the Executive Board to consider. We will honor one member from each chapter with the Fire Fighter/Paramedic of the year and one general member for the Outstanding Leadership award.

City Chapter MOU for Incentive Pay & On-Call Status to be presented for membership approval at Special Meeting 11/15/18 at 7:00p.m.

A Special Meeting will be held on November 15, 2018, during this meeting the IAFF Local 244 Executive Board will present the City Chapter Incentive Pay and On-Call status MOU for approval by the membership pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00p.m. The K-9 Incentive Pay & On-Call Status MOU can be viewed in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.

IAFF/BCFD MOU

Attention County Chapter Members:

In accordance with Article II, Section 4 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws membership approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County is scheduled for the next General Membership Meeting on November 8, 2018 at 10:00am. Please log into the members area and click on the "contracts" link on the left column to review the MOU. Please call Vice-President Robert Sanchez with any questions.

Officer Elections
Basketball Tournament

Download: Basketball Tourney.pdf
Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!!

Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome!

The 2018 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Dave & Buster’s starting at 10:00am-12:00pm.

Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 20, 2018 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required. This year’s event can only accommodate a total of 350 guests (members, spouse/significant other & children/step-children); no additional RSVP’s will be accepted once the 350 threshold has been met.

Members may arrive at 9:45a.m. to begin check-in; food will be served starting at 10:15am.

This event will be closed to the general public and will include a buffet, raffle prizes & pre-loaded power card to be used in the game area.

*UPGRADE UNLIMITED VIDEO GAME PLAY FOR $5 (ADVANCE COMMITTMENT REQUIRED)

Members may UPGRADE the power card to include unlimited video game play for the entire day of the event for $5.00 per card, this must be done in advance-when you RSVP. *Please note you must guarantee payment for upgrade at check-in to Kelly (cash/check only).

*To upgrade power card you must commit payment by cash or check, made out to IAFF Local 244, due at time of check-in to Kelly. Members will not be able to add unlimited video play the day of the event. Members who request/commit to upgrade will not be allowed into the event without payment for the upgrade fee.

RECAP:

Date:   10/27/18

Time:   10:00a.m. (check-in at 9:45a.m.)

Where: Dave & Buster’s

RSVP REQUIRED BY: 10/20/18

The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held on December 11, 2018

Attention All Members:

Nominations for the 2018 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 13, 2018 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 8, 2018.

In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4. Elected Officer Terms all ‘Even Year’ positions will be up for election in 2018There will also be one ‘Odd Year’ position up for election, which will be for a one (1) year term due to a previous vacancy. See detailed listing below.

Please refer to the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Sections 1-13 for additional information including Eligibility Requirements. 

GENERAL TREASURER

SERGEANT AT ARMS

COUNTY VICE PRESIDENT

COUNTY 1ST  STEWARD (1-YEAR TERM)

COUNTY 2ND   STEWARD

COUNTY 4TH STEWARD

COUNTY 2ND   TRUSTEE

CITY CHIEF STEWARD

CITY 2ND   STEWARD

CITY 4TH   STEWARD

CITY 2ND   TRUSTEE

Additional details related to absentee voting, early voting and poll sites will be provided in mid-November 2018. If anyone is interested in assisting with the poll sites please contact the Election Committee Chair Steve Lopez at (505) 336-0336.

IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase

The 54th IAFF Biennial Convention took place August 2018 in Seattle Washington. Some of the resolutions passed do require an expense that is passed on to us at the local and State levels. As an end result, the Resolutions which passed carrying an expense will increase in our monthly Per Capita dues to the International (our monthly dues to the International). The overall increase will amount to .44¢ per pay period, which will go into effect on the first paycheck in October 2018; this Per Capita increase is in accordance with our Bylaws, Article IV, Section 5.

If you would like to view the Convention Resolutions please log in as a member on the IAFF website: www.iaff.org.

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