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Fair RETIRE Act (Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned), S-29
Allow permanently sick or disabled Firefighters to keep special retirement coverage
Official Time Reform Act of 2017, HR 1364
Any day where 80% of work day is spent on Union representational duties would not count toward retirement
PAGE Act (Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency)
Make all Government employees "at will" with no appeal rights, forfeit pensions for felony convictions, eliminate all Union official time. This Bill has not yet been re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (Presumption), H.R. 1884
Creates presumptive legislation for certain types of cancer and disease linked to firefighting duties.
Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act H.R. 4729
Change our retirement calculation to include our regularly scheduled overtime This Bill has yet to be re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Flexibility and Fairness Act, H.R. 1363
Will allow increased flexibility regarding trade time agreements
Our Deepest Sympathies
Posted On: Dec 14, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathies of the Passing of Sup. Captain Frank McCleaster Father. Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts & prayers


It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Frank V. McCleaster Sr, age 69, father of Captain and former Local F-147 Vice President Frank V. McCleaster Jr.  Frank Sr, was born March 8, 1952, in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Frank was a lifelong resident of Hazlet, New Jersey and graduate of Raritan High School.  He was a faithful and loyal public servant, working for the Matawan Borough Public Works Department.  He served the public for over 35 years, serving as an Assistant Forman of the Water Department and Department of Buildings and Grounds, retiring in 2011. He was also a member of the Matawan Borough Volunteer Fire Department, Hook and Ladder Co. #1.  During his over 40 years of active firefighting duty, he held the rank of Assistant Fire Chief for over 12 years and an additional 3 years as the Chief of the Department.  His involvement is the fire service also included serving as President and Life Member of the Bayshore Active Fire Chiefs Association and membership with the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association.  He always cherished his time with the Fire Service and the privilege to serve the public.  The only thing that he cherished more was spending time with family, friends and his dogs; hunting, fishing and sitting around a fire pit for a few drinks and a lot of laughs.    To the people in his life, he was known to wear many different hats; friend, mentor, leader, husband, dad, and pop-pop, to name only a few.  But anyone who knew Frank, he was that happy go lucky guy with a huge heart and hearty laugh.  He will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his wife Susan of over 43 years, son Frank Jr and wife Tina, daughter Karen and husband Ryan, Grandchildren Isabella, Jemma, Zoey, and Jackson, his pup Diesel and his loving extended family.  In accordance with his wishes, services were held in a small ceremony with family and close friends requesting donations be made in his name to the Saint Barnabas Burn Center .  Designate the Burn Center from the drop-down menu.

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