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Member Update

Members are reminded that when you are called for a job you are to respond safely and expeditiously to all assignments. No assignments should be refused while on a 10-100 status, unless a unit is actually using the facilities.

Refusing assignments while not actually using the facilities can lead to disciplinary actions by the department and most importantly cause a delay in service to the public.

Be safe!

In Solidarity
Israel Miranda

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Member Update

Two Scholarships in the Name of Lenny Joyner

Place: The Lenny Joyner Softball Classic which will be held on September 5, 2015 in the Bronx Each scholarship offered is for $2,507.00. These two grants are for any child of a member who will be attending a New York City College or a New York State College. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest addressed to Local 2507, 4709 30th Street, Suite 300 Long Island City, New York 11101 by August 15, 2015.

The letter should be approximately three paragraphs long and should indicate why you should be considered for this scholarship grant, your overall objectives and the degree you will pursue. You are also to include the name of the college you attend or will be attending, the number of credits earned or the number of credits you will be earning, how it will benefit your future career and any contributions to your community or other special interests.

In Solidarity,
Israel Miranda

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Contract Negotiations

On June 24, 2015 Local 3621 and Local 2507 met at 40 Rector Street at the Office of Labor Relations for our third bargaining session. We received costings from the City which we will analyze. This is part of the process in achieving our goals. We believe that this process is going in a positive direction. We are scheduled for two more negotiation sessions in July and one in August. We will keep you advised.


In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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Member Update

We are pleased to announce that our Assault Bill was passed by the New York State Assembly on June 24, 2015. It had been previously passed by the New York State Senate. We await the delivery of this legislation to our Governor’s office. We anticipate this to happen shortly so it may be added to the Penal Law.

I would like to thank everyone who participated in completing this task. We will now have stronger language to hopefully discourage assaults on EMS providers.

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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Member Update

Operations at Manhattan Box 0436, 2nd Avenue gas explosion and building collapse

All members that operated at this site between March 26, 2015 and April 7, 2015 should file an Exposure Report. (Narrative for report)

I was present during the FDNY’s operations at Manhattan Box 0436 for the 2nd Avenue gas explosion and building collapse between March 26, 2015 and April 7, 2015. I participated in the rescue and recovery effort during this time. I am submitting this single Exposure Report (CD-73) to cover all of my exposure days at Box 0436. I had potential exposures to any or all of the following hazardous substances at the gas explosion and collapse site. These substances included, but were not limited to: Explosion and collapse particulate matter, smoke from the subsequent fires, combustibles, asbestos, silicates, manmade vitreous fibers, polycyclic aromatic hydro carbons (PAHs), PCBs, dioxins, heavy metals and human remains from explosion and collapse site victims.

In Solidarity,
Israel Miranda

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Come join the FDNY EMS Hockey Team in our first playoff game!

After a 5-4 season, we have made the playoffs! Out first playoff game is against Team 73-42.

Tuesday June 16
9:30 AM

Newbridge Arena
2600 Newbridge Road #2
Bellmore, NY 11710

Please call Newbridge Arena at 516-783-6181 for directions.

to our raffle winners:

Mike Kane from Station 49
1st prize jersey winner

Captain Kevin Haugh
2nd prize hockey stick winner

For more information on the FDNY EMS Hockey Team email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2015

Come March up Manhattan’s Fifth Ave with your EMS Brothers & Sisters
Line up will begin at 10:00 am on 44th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Class A Uniform

This information is subject to change

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President's Report

June 3, 2015

Legislative: On June 8, 2015 several members of our Local and myself will be traveling to Albany to meet with elected officials to discuss support for our legislative assault language. This bill, which is supported by Joe Lentol of the Assembly and Marty Golden of the Senate, is currently in the codes committee. We expect it out of that committee soon. The Brooklyn District Attorneys office that has been very instrumental in putting the language together will also generate a letter of support on our behalf. Our goal is to pass this bill by end of session.

We continue to await a fiscal note for our Chapter 96 Refund Bill by the New York City Actuary Office, but now that we have received a fiscal note for our 25 and Out Pension Benefit for our Fire Inspector group, we must lobby the City Council for the appropriate home rule message before sending the Bill to Albany.

Contract Negotiations: On May 5, 2015 the Unions met with the City and the Fire Department to begin talks for a successor agreement to the current 2006-2010 memorandum of agreement. At that meeting our initial joint demands were presented to the City and their economic proposal was shared with the Unions. It was no surprise that the City put forward the pattern which 80% of the City Unions has accepted to date. What was surprising is that they were willing to discuss all of our initial demands. With respect to our alternative work schedules, a committee was formed of limited labor, city representative and our legal representatives. On May 28, 2015 our AWS committee met at 40 Rector Street to discuss this issue. We discussed and clarified how we believe the program should go forward. The City asked for more time to analyze our AWS proposal and look at costing. We are scheduled to meet again on June 24, 2015 at 12:00.

On June 1, 2015 the Unions met for the second time with the City. Many of the individual demands were discussed. Many of the items need to be cost out. The request was made for these costing's and attrition numbers so the process can move forward.

On June 24, 2015 at 1:00 the Unions will meet with the City for our third bargaining session. We expect to receive all the costing which we have requested from the office of Management and Budget and Office of Labor Relations. As we move forward, the Union will continue to keep you advised.

Medical Equipment Committee: The Union was made aware that the department is introducing "New" Nitrile patient care gloves at our EMS Academy. They will be evaluated at BLS and ALS refreshers this week. There will also be a member survey, which will be distributed for feedback.

Scholarships: The Union would like to thank Mr. Michael Hill from the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association for their continued support of our members by offering two scholarships each year. This years winners are EMT Pierre Louis and Paramedic Sherry Singleton. Good Luck with your educational endeavors.

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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Vice President's Report

June 3, 2015

Perry Vs. NYC/ FDNY: Dispositions started yesterday June 1,2015 at Metrotech. Paramedic Perry and myself were present during the daylong depositions. Members are reminded to scan in as soon as they enter the work place and to scan out as they leave the work place. Members should be submitting Overtime for any and all department related issues pre and post shift. Members are also reminded to get into the habit of printing their time sheets. The local will keep the membership updated on the depositions.

EMS Week Union Poster: I would like to thank everyone that submitted photos for the Locals 2ndAnnual EMS poster for EMS Week. EMT Alex Arroyo and EMT Nelson Cintron’s photos were selected this year to represent the more then 3,500 members of this department that are truly New York City’s Best! I thank them for their submissions. Please feel free to take a few posters with you as keepsakes and to also share them.

Summer Break: The summer is upon us and the local would like to wish every member a fun and safe summer. Please keep in mind that safety is a priority and to keep the union informed of any and all matters during the summer schedule.

Enjoy and be safe!


Joseph Conzo

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President's Report

May 6, 2015

Negotiations: On Thursday April 9, 2015 the EMS Local Presidents met with Maria Elena Cortez from DC 37 Research and Development to discuss preparation for our Cinco De Mayo (May 5) negotiation date at the New York City Office of Labor Relations (40 Rector Street). Also present at this meeting was Tracey Ziemba from the Professional Division, Steve Sykes from the Legal Department, Jack Schaeffer and a representative from our in house attorney Terry Meginniss’s office. We discussed any clarifications and presentation of our joint demands.

On May 5, 2015 the Unions met at the Office of Labor Relations with representatives of the Fire Department and OLR to discuss moving forward with a successor agreement. The Union put forward its opening proposal and the City responded with theirs. The City has initially proposed a seven-year contract term following the civilian pattern. The City and Fire Department are interested in speaking about alternative work schedules and a committee has been formed and is scheduled to convene on May 28, 2015 at 40 Rector Street. Our next bargaining session will be held on June 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM. We expect to discuss other demands on our proposal and receive some financial costing on several issues like differentials and annuity funding for our Fire Protection Inspector titles. This is the beginning of the process. We will continue to keep you advised.

Legislative: We are currently awaiting the release of our fiscal notes from the New York City Actuary Office for our Chapter 96 Refund Bill and our 25 and Out Pension Benefit for Fire Inspector Groups. Our amended assault language is aggressively being discussed by our attorneys and the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office. It should be introduced shortly to both sponsors of the bill in the Senate and Assembly.

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