Initially an involuntary transfer was my motivation to become involved, however, working on the apparatus committee as well as the EMS committee strengthened my resolve to advocate for all of the members of the department.
Responsible for day to day operations of the organization as well as advocating for responsible legislation that will benefit the health, safety and well being for the entire membership.Contact Dabney Hudson
Walter Webb asked me to do a project gathering the names and dates of all the members who had recieved bronze/silver/gold awards. Shortly after, there were some drastic changes that were impacting the membership that I felt we needed to stand up against and make sure the members voices were heard.
Manage building and association IT needs
Manage association social media
During meetings the sergeant at arms keeps order
Sets up the venue before the meeting starts and checks that everything is in order before other members arrive
I was always interested in being involved with negotiations of our contracts, rights for members and working conditions, and making sure our members are treated and represented fairly.
Member Discipline and other Assigned Duties.
My Grandfather was president of his local Carpenter’s Union. The importance of Labor as an advocate for workers was ingrained in me from a very young age. The importance of Local 36 was emphasized to me from my early days on the job and active members of Local 36 encouraged me to get involved with the Union. We are stronger together.
COPA, Collective Bargaining, Employee Grievances, day to day issues affecting the Local.Contact David Hoagland
Its been important to stay involved with Local 36 on some level throughout my career. Safe practices, employee rights, and compensation bind us together and I have always paid attention to those issues and tried to help where I believed I could add value. After learning that our longstanding Treasurer would be stepping down, I saw an opportunity to increase my participation and vigilantly manage our Organization's financial health.
Wanted to be more involved in our Job.
Keep Records (BOD Minutes , Membership Data base, Shop Steward list)
Maintain the Unions official seal
Maintain Election results
Coordinator for members benefits (Dental, Optical, Pre Paid legal)
Work with IAFF Staff to maintain membership data base
Obituary notices for member