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    The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2022 (Exact Date-TBD) Attention All Members: Nominations for the 2022 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 8, 2022, and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 10, 2022.


    August 2, 2022 Attention Local 244 Members, A formal request for consideration and vote for Honorary Membership for Jeremy Polk, was made by way of a motion during the July 14, 2022, General Membership Meeting. Per the Constitution & Bylaws Article III, Section 9.


    It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Matthew A. King, IAFF Local 244, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brother King, 44, was killed in a helicopter crash on July 16, 2022. Brother King served Bernalillo County Fire Rescue since 2011.  Funeral services are scheduled for August 1, 2022 at 11:30a.m. at Tingley Coliseum (300 San Pedro NE).


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    City Chapter Special Meeting to approve two (2) MOU’s between IAFF Local 244 and COA/Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference ‘Privileged Communication MOU’ and ‘Reclassification of Positions-Paramedic Lt. to Captain MOU’ A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday July 8, 2022 at 11:00a.m.


    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the County Chapter Vice-President for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on July 20, 2022, until the next General Election (in December 2022) in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.


    The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon as of today, June 17, 2022. We strongly encourage all members to attend/view one of the upcoming scheduled informational meetings for additional information.


    Attention County Chapter Members: A County Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for membership approval of the IAFF 244/BernCo Juneteenth Holiday MOU.


    The County Chapter Non-Recurring Compensation MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on June 13, 2022. The signed Non-Recurring Compensation MOU can be viewed in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab.


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    The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2022 (Exact Date-TBD)

    Attention All Members:

    Nominations for the 2022 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 8, 2022, and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 10, 2022.

    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 2022There will also be two (2) ‘Odd Year’ positions up for election, which will each be for a one (1) year term due to vacancies. 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 2ND STEWARD

    COUNTY 4TH STEWARD

    COUNTY 2ND TRUSTEE

    CITY CHIEF STEWARD

    *CITY 1ST STEWARD (1 YR TERM)

    CITY 2ND STEWARD

    *CITY 3RD STEWARD (1 YR TERM)

    CITY 4TH STEWARD

    CITY 2ND TRUSTEE

    Additional details related to absentee voting, early voting and poll sites will be provided in mid-November 2022.

    August 2, 2022

    Attention Local 244 Members,

    A formal request for consideration and vote for Honorary Membership for Jeremy Polk, was made by way of a motion during the July 14, 2022, General Membership Meeting. Per the Constitution & Bylaws Article III, Section 9. Honorary Membership: this will serve as a 30-day notice for petition of Honorary Membership for meritorious service to the Local for Jeremy Polk. This vote will take place by secret ballot at the September 8, 2022, General Membership Meeting.

    It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Matthew A. King, IAFF Local 244, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brother King, 44, was killed in a helicopter crash on July 16, 2022. Brother King served Bernalillo County Fire Rescue since 2011.  Funeral services are scheduled for August 1, 2022 at 11:30a.m. at Tingley Coliseum (300 San Pedro NE).
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    City Chapter Special Meeting to approve two (2) MOU’s between IAFF Local 244 and COA/Albuquerque Fire Rescue reference ‘Privileged Communication MOU’ and ‘Reclassification of Positions-Paramedic Lt. to Captain MOU’ A City Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Friday July 8, 2022 at 11:00a.m.

    The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the County Chapter Vice-President position for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position on July 20, 2022, until the next General Election (in December 2022) in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. All letters of interest can be turned in to the Union Hall or emailed to kesiaff244@gmail.com on or before July 14, 2022 (end of day). This vacancy resulted from Brother Jeremy Polk’s retirement from Bernalillo County Fire & resignation from the Executive Board, effective today, June 30, 2022. The Executive Board would like to extend its appreciation to Brother Polk, for his many years of dedicated service to the members of Local 244.

    The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon as of today, June 17, 2022. We strongly encourage all members to attend/view one of the upcoming scheduled informational meetings for additional information.

    The Informational meetings are scheduled as listed below:

    Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Union Hall (In-Person or Zoom)

    Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Union Hall (In-Person or Zoom)

    *Zoom Meeting Links will be emailed to your email on file

    The ratification vote will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The designated poll sites will be: Union Hall, AFD Station 17 and Station 9.

    Absentee voting shall be provided for members unable to attend the ballot vote in the event that the member is on leave, departmental trip, training status, or on paid status at the time of the vote, in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws Article XI, Section 3. Members who meet the requirements for absentee voting may contact Sergeant at Arms Aaron Flores and schedule a time to complete an Absentee Ballot at the Union Hall on June 20th or June 22nd, 2022.

    To review the strike-and-delete version of the TA’d agreement, log in and click on the ‘Contract’ section under main menu (it can be found in the sub-folder titled 'MOU's/Contracts for Approval'.

    The Executive Board would like to recognize the diligent work of our IAFF Local 244 negotiating team members: General Secretary-Captain Bryan Breeswine, Vice-President-Lieutenant Matt Watkins, Steward-Captain Justin Mesch, Captain Christian Mee, Lieutenant Ryan Cheshire, Driver Michael Kolbusz, and Mr. Paul Broome.

    Attention County Chapter Members:

    A County Chapter Special Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at the Union Hall in accordance with Article II, Section 4 & Article V, Section 6 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be for membership approval of the IAFF 244/BernCo Juneteenth Holiday MOU. The special meeting will start promptly at 10:00a.m. Please review the MOU in the ‘Contract’ section of the website (they can be found in the folder titled 'MOU's for Approval'. If you have any questions, please contact a Local 244 Executive Board Member.

    The County Chapter Non-Recurring Compensation MOU was approved, pursuant to Article II, Section 2 Contract Vote/Ratification & Section 4 Memorandums of Understanding of the Constitution & Bylaws at the Special Meeting which was held on June 13, 2022. The signed Non-Recurring Compensation MOU can be viewed in the member’s area under the 'Contracts' tab. 

     

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