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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
Passing of Charter Member Jack Henry
Updated On: Feb 12, 2018

Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Clifford "Jack" Henry. Jack passed on Friday, February 2nd 2018 at his home in Neptune City at the age of 91. Jack was a proud Charter Member of our Local Union and played a pivotal role in organizing Federal Firefighters on Naval Weapons Station Earle in 1969. In addition, Jack was a 25 year member of the Neptune City First Aid Squad and a 70 year life member of the Neptune City Fire Department. Jack will receive a Firefighter's funeral service with military honors.

Wake services will take place on Saturday, February 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the O'Brian Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road in Wall Township. A Funeral Service will be held 1PM at the funeral home, followed by a masonic service and fireman’s service. Military honors will conclude the visitation at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to

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