FMBA 21 Beach Day – 9-10-15

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Platoon 2 Canoe Trip

Canoe trip flyer 2015 Web

Fourth Annual FMBA 21 Met Game

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FMBA 21 Email Signup for Updates

Please remember to check the calendar on the right for events that our union supports. Tickets are available free of charge to our membership. Just click on the event and read the notes. It will tell you who to contact and how many tickets are available.

Also on the homepage there is a box where you can type in your email address. Each time that the FMBA 21 Homepage is updated it will send the new information (posts) to your email so you can keep up with events we support or attend. I would encourage all active and retired members to sign up.

This is a screenshot of where to signup:

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5 New Firefighters

FMBA 21 would like to welcome aboard 5 new firefighters.

Pictured in the slide show are:

Ronald Ricca

Jaco Garcia-Torres

Douglas Yates

Jesse Harding

Robert Hoogmoed

 

 

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Photos are courtesy of Karolina Hoogmoed.

Update of COLA Litigation – NJ FMBA

Update of COLA litigation from NJFMBA Chief State Counsel

 

On March 27, 2012, the NJFMBA and other public sector labor organizations filed a declaratory judgment action alleging that Chapter 78 is unconstitutional because, effective June 28, 2011, it suspended COLAs for all pension funds including active and retired members of PERS, TPAF and PFRS.  On May 25, 2012, the lower court dismissed the action on the basis that COLA funding was subject to legislative appropriations and one legislature could not bind another.

The parties appealed the decision to the appellate court and oral argument was heard by the Appellate Court on January 28, 2014.

On June 26, 2014, the appellate court issued its decision in the COLA lawsuit.   The court found that the statute created a contractual, non-forfeitable right to pension benefits, inclusive of COLA.  Since the appeals court found that current and future retirees have a contractual right to COLA, and the lower court did not address whether the 2011 statute impaired that contractual right in violation of the Constitution, the case was sent back to the lower court to make that determination.

On July 16, 2014, the State filed a cross-petition for certification to the NJ Supreme Court appealing the decision of the Appellate Division disputing whether Chapter 78 created a contractual right to the receipt of COLA.

On July 14, 2014, one of the pro se plaintiffs, Charles Ouslander, filed a petition for certification to the NJ Supreme Court to review the federal Contracts Clause and equitable estoppel claims which were dismissed by the appellate court.

On July 31, 2015, the Supreme Court granted the Ouslander petition and State cross-petition for certification.  The NJFMBA continues to be actively participating in the case.  Oral argument will be scheduled shortly.  The Court hears oral argument 2-5 times per month beginning in September and ending in April.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the State office.

Clifton Animal Shelter Drive

FMBA 21 would like to thank all citizens for donating items to the Clifton Animal Shelter.

Also special thanks to Ann Marie Lancaster for arranging this event!

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Boiling Springs Free Event

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Members this is a free event and the point of contact is Mike Turi on Ladder 3 Platoon 3.

This is event is on a Platoon 3 work day.

Four members will be accepted to this event free of charge at the Venetian in Garfield.

 

CFD Retirement Party – October 8, 2015

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Date: October 8, 2015

Time: 7PM till 11PM

Location: The Valley Regency – 1129 Valley Road in Clifton

 

Price will be $50 for advanced ticket sales and $60 at the door.

Please make check payable to: Clifton FMBA 21

Platoon 2 is working, please make accommodations for swaps.

Contact the following members for more info and tickets:

  • Mike Turi- Ladder 3 Platoon 3

  • Brett Blake- Engine 1 Platoon 3

  • George Fen- Engine 5 Platoon 1

  • Jason McGurk- Ladder 3 Platoon 3

 

 

Retirement Dinner Oct 2015

Smoke Detector Installations- UPDATE 7/25/2015

Unfortunately, due to overwhelming response, our August 15 and September 19 installation dates have been filled.

The last remaining dates available for installations are October 24, November 14, and December 19.

Please email SmokeAlarms@cliftonnj.org to schedule an appointment.

Please respond with your full name, address, telephone number, the number of alarms, and one of the above dates you wish to have them installed.

Be advised you will get an email confirmation of your installation about one week prior to your scheduled date.

Please monitor the City of Clifton and FMBA 21 websites for the announcements.

Sincerely,

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Staff

 

 

FMBA Local 21- ” Representing the Firefighters for the City of Clifton”

Visit www.FMBA21.org or www.CliftonNJ.org for more information and updates.

Scott V. Garber Memorial Golf Classic

Gentlemen,
Attached is the flyer for the Scott Garber Memorial Tournament. Please get your sponsorships and registrations back ASAP to help keep things organized. Any questions please call or e-mail me.
Ltramontana@comcast.net or 609-381-1103
Luigi Tramontana Jr.
Chairman NJFMBA

 

Condolences to the Lendl Family – Former Clifton Fire Chief

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Above: Chief Lendl on left in a photo taken at Station 5 in 1978.

FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to retired Fire Chief Stephen J. Lendl and Family.

Chief Lendl was born on July 26, 1924 and passed away at the tender age of 90 years old on July 9, 2015.

Appointed to the Clifton Fire Department on June 1, 1948, Chief Lendl advanced through the ranks, being promoted to Lieutenant on 5/1/57, Captain on 8/21/60, Deputy Chief on 4/15/62 and then position of Fire Chief on 6/20/65.

 There will be a private service for the family only in Georgia.

 

Smoke Detector Installations- UPDATE 7/7/2015

Unfortunately, due to overwhelming response, our July 18 and August 15 installation dates have been filled.

The only dates available are September 19, October 24, November 14, and December 19.

Please email SmokeAlarms@cliftonnj.org to schedule an appointment.

Please respond with your full name, address, telephone number, the number of alarms, and the date you wish to have them installed.

Be advised you will get an email confirmation of your installation about one week prior to your scheduled date.

Please monitor the City of Clifton and FMBA 21 websites for the announcements.

Sincerely,

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Staff

 

 

FMBA Local 21- ” Representing the Firefighters for the City of Clifton”

Visit www.FMBA21.org or www.CliftonNJ.org for more information and updates.

An exciting sweepstakes based on professional football!

Football Mania Tickets!

Brother George Spies is selling football mania tickets.

This is a fund raiser for the Nutley/Clifton hockey team.

The price is $20 which will get you 17 weeks of football.

The web site is charity mania for all info- http://www.charitymania.com/FootballMania.aspx

Call George at 973-650-0420 for tickets or questions. Thanks and stay safe.

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FMBA 21 Email Signup and Updates

Please remember to check the calendar on the right for events that our union supports. Tickets are available free of charge to our membership. Just click on the event and read the notes. It will tell you who to contact and how many tickets are available.

Also on the homepage there is a box where you can type in your email address. Each time that the FMBA 21 Homepage is updated it will send the new information (posts) to your email so you can keep up with events we support or attend. I would encourage all active and retired members to sign up.

This is a screenshot of where to signup:

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