State Representative Candidates Endorsed by the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Please review this (updated as of June 25th) list of endorsed candidates and share it with everyone you know. These candidates all completed our questionnaire and we believe they will support issues important to firefighters. Encourage all your relatives, friends, and neighbors to vote on August 2nd.
IAFF 8th District Convention Shirt Now Available
The official 8th District IAFF Convention shirt has arrived. The shirt is black . The cost is $35. All sizes available. We would like to get them to you prior to the convention so please click here to order and make your payment. Limited quantities and sizes will be available onsite in Las Vegas so order yours today!
A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan. We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call. Please click on this link to learn how your local can be part of this exciting campaign. Click here for the registration form. Here is the link to the State of Michigan site to obtain your raffle license.
Cancer Presumption Update:
Your calls and emails made a difference. The House and Senate just passed the 2016/2017 Budget which includes 3 million dollars for our Cancer Presumption Fund!!! One last step.....the Governor's signature. We are so close to finally taking care of our members that are developing cancer from work place exposures.
Great Turn-out at First Responders Presumption Law Rally in Lansing
Over 150 members from Locals from all across the State attended this important rally in Lansing on Tuesday, March 8th. Members partipated in a rally and press conference to promote funding for the First Reponders Presumption Law and then moved inside the Capitol to speak directly to Senators.
The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union 52nd Biennial Convention was held in Dearborn on May 3-4-5, 2016. Click here for a summary of the convention action.
The final version of the resolutions can be found here.
Brothers and Sisters of the MPFFU,Thank you so much for your endorsement of my candidacy for IAFF 8thDistrict at the 2016 MPFFU Conference held this week in Dearborn. It was great to visit with old friends and meet new local leaders at your 52nd Conference. Your rich labor history is a great legacy of which you should be proud. It is also a foundation that continues to drive the MPFFU and its affiliates when faced with the challenges before us as professional fire fighters.Thank again for your commitment to our profession and our future.Stay safe,
Mark SandersCandidate for IAFF 8th District VP513-255-8287
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Click here for a recent article about suicide in the fire service.
MPFFU License Plate
The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate. You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter. If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.