Dear Brothers & Sisters
Well by now all the dust has settled since the IAFF Convention in Toronto. This past convention seems to have been somewhat of an historic event, at least since my involvement some twenty plus years ago. The delegates at convention passed a whopping eighty and a half cents, rounded down to eighty cents ($.80) per-capita increase.
This increase is a result of the following resolutions.
Resolution No. 1 Re: Budget Adjustment for Inflation, 32 cents per active member and 16 cents per active-retired member on September 1,2006, and in the second year beginning September 1, 2007, the cost will be adjusted by the 2006/2007 CPI, but not to exceed 4.5 percent (4.5%).
Resolution No. 4 Re: Per Capita Increase for the Emergency Disputes Fund (EDF), 10 cents per active member and 5 cents per active-retired member.
Resolution No. 7 Re: District Vice Presidents’ Salary Increase, 7 ½ cents.
Substitute Resolution No. 11 Re: Disaster Relief Operations, 10 cents.
Substitute Resolution No. 13 Re: Seminar on Occupational Disease Presumptions in Workers’ Compensation and Disability Retirement Systems, 1 ½ cents, sunset after 1 year.
Resolution No. 16 Re: IAFF Jointly Sponsored Educational Seminars Increase in Reimbursement, 2 cents.
Resolution No. 18 Re: Affiliate Support of NCPERS and Consideration for Pension Summit, ½ cent.
Resolution No. 19 Re: Creating Joint IAFF/IAFC LODD Support Teams, ½ cent, sunset after 2 years.
Resolution No. 29 Re: Ernest A. “Buddy” Mass Human Relations Conference, 1 cent.
Revised Resolution No. 33 Re: Fire Fighter Presumptive Disability Database, 3 ½ cents.
Revised and Amended Resolution No. 38 Re: Political Referendum Operations Partnership Fund, 10 cents, sunset after six (6) years.
Substitute Resolution No. 39 Re: Union Sportsman’s Association, 2 cents, sunset after 2 years. These and the other resolutions may be viewed on the Internationals web site.
During the IAFF Convention a number of our delegates inquired as to the amount of Per-Capita paid to the PPFFA, so as a reminder the current Per-Capita for the PPFFA is $3.28. Beginning January 1, 2007 the Per-Capita will increase twenty-five cents ($.25) for a total of $3.43. June 1, 2007, there will be a C.O.L.A. increase of no more that 4.5 percent, based on the CPI Northeast region.
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all the delegates who supported me in Scranton. It is an honor to be able to be your Treasurer for another two years. Again I will do my best to fulfill my obligations to you and our great organization. Looking forward to seeing you all, throughout the next two years. Again thank you for the trust you have shown in me