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Fair RETIRE Act (Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned), S-29
Allow permanently sick or disabled Firefighters to keep special retirement coverage
Official Time Reform Act of 2017, HR 1364
Any day where 80% of work day is spent on Union representational duties would not count toward retirement
PAGE Act (Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency)
Make all Government employees "at will" with no appeal rights, forfeit pensions for felony convictions, eliminate all Union official time. This Bill has not yet been re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (Presumption), H.R. 1884
Creates presumptive legislation for certain types of cancer and disease linked to firefighting duties.
Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act H.R. 4729
Change our retirement calculation to include our regularly scheduled overtime This Bill has yet to be re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Flexibility and Fairness Act, H.R. 1363
Will allow increased flexibility regarding trade time agreements
Our Deepest Sympathies
Updated On: Jan 06, 2016

IAFF Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of John Sweeney (brother of active member Beth Sweeney). John passed away on December 23rd from work related injuries. John was living in Cape Canaveral Florida but was born and raised in New Jersey (Union Beach). John was an expirienced Boat Captain and member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 25.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 9th at 0930 at Holy Family Church on Route 36 in Union Beach. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the American Legion Post 271, 775 N. US Hwy 1, Tequesta, FL 33469 or American Legion Post 321, 524 Front Street, Union Beach, NJ 07735.

Click here to view the obituary online. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beth, Alexandra and the entire Sweeney family!

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