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      Update - ACTION Still Needed on SB 211 Cancer Presumption!!
      On November 13th, the House Insurance Committee took testimony on our cancer presumption bill (SB 211).

      Chris Slezak (Local 1557, Sterling Hgts) and Chris Weber (Local 421, Lansing) as well as myself, testified on why this bill needs to be passed.

      Both Chris and Eric did a great job and we all owe them a debt of gratitude for bringing their personal story of how Cancer has impacted their lives to this fight.

      They both have experienced many hardships and sadly neither one will benefit from this bill if it is passed into law. But they do this to ensure that their brothers and sisters don't have to face the same challenges as they did.

      Michigan Municipal League (MML) testified also, but this time stated that they are neutral on the bill. This is good news as they have always opposed it in the past. 

      The committee didn't vote on the bill, but that was expected. The legislature is on break for the next couple weeks so we hope to have another hearing the first week of December and get a vote at that time. If it is passed out of committee, we will then have one week to get a vote on the floor of the House or the bill will die.

      Please contact your State Representative and ask them to support SB 211. We are VERY close on this bill.  Which we have been fighting to get for over 10 years now.

      Let's make this happen!!! 

      We have an excellent opportunity to move our Cancer Presumption Legislation out of committee and on to the House floor but we need your help. Read more:

      Important Collective Bargaining Update
      We previously reported to you that on October 15, 2014, PA 322 was signed into law. This new law provides significant relief for our members in the areas of wages, step increases, health care costs, and retroactivity. Read more:

      City and firefighters settle lawsuit
      The city of Battle Creek and a group of current, former and retired city firefighters have a reached a settlement of $1.5 million in a lawsuit related to alleged violations in how firefighter wages were paid. Read more:

      Message from MPFFU President Mark Docherty
      I first want to thank all of our members that worked very hard on this election to support the candidates that support us. Many of our endorsed candidates won re-election and some did not. Read more:

      HB 5097 Signed into Law
      The MPFFU has worked very hard to get this bill passed for the last three years since PA 54 was first put in place. It is only the second Pro-labor bill that has been passed in the last four years under this Republican controlled legislature. The first pro labor bill that was passed was our bill which expanded binding arbitration rights to Fire Authorities and Districts. Another big win for firefighters in this state.

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      What's New at MPFFU A021
      As part of the eighth annual Guns & Hoses Classic hockey game between the Saginaw Police Department and Fire Department, $7,125 was raised and donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help fight the disease. Read more:
      Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships will automatically dispatch engines and firefighters across their shared border when a structure fire alarm sounds. Read more:
      The Wayne County Airport Authority is seeking applicants to fill the position of Firefighter. For further information regarding this position and to apply, please see the Employment Page on the WCAA website metroairport.com.
      The six men who first responded to the fire were each honored Monday night with the Medal of Valor, the highest award that the city gives for public service. It was the first time the city has issued such awards to any member of the Fire Department. Read more:
      The following is important information about performing CPR on a firefighter that is in full turn-out gear. Make sure you read the FAQ section of the website. Answers and explanations to many of your questions about this procedure are listed in this section. More info:
      Complete application packets must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2014. At the time of application, candidates will register for the written examination, which will be held on December 1, 2014. More info:
      Applications will be accepted until November 28 at 5:00 pm. Please download attachment for more info.
      (WLNS) - Chiefs from six local fire departments gathered at the State Capitol this morning to accept two major grants to pay for training programs. Read more:
      MPFFU Online Store Now Available!
      Visit the new MPFFU online store. This is a secure site that allows you to safely purchase MPFFU shirts, sweaters, sweatpants, windshirts, blankets and even register for MPFFU seminars and district meetings with your credit card. You must log-in to the members only area to get to the link.

      MPFFU License Plate

      The branch offices of the Secretary of State will soon be implementing new requirements for individuals to receive the MPFFU License Plate. You will have to provide proof of membership by showing either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree. Please call 734-675-0206 for more information.

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