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LODD Fireboat Captain Walter R. Szelag, November 20, 2015
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fireboat Captain Walter R. Szelag of IAFF Local 344 - Detroit, Michigan. Brother Szelag, 65, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 from a heart attack while on duty. The Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville, Detroit, Michigan 48228, (313) 846-2222. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 344, 333 W. Fort Street, Suite 1420, Detroit, MI 48226-3149 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LODD Sergeant Vincent H. Smith, November 19, 2015
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Sergeant Vincent H. Smith of IAFF Local 344 - Detroit, Michigan. Brother Smith, 49, passed away in his sleep while at the station on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals, 16100 Schaefer Highway, Detroit, Michigan 48235, (313) 835-3997. Family will receive guests from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Life Apostolic Church, 5276 Tireman, Detroit, Michigan 48204. Interment to follow at Detroit Memorial Park - East, 4280 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, Michigan. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 344, 333 W. Fort Street, Suite 1420, Detroit, MI 48226-3149 or emailed to email@example.com
Local 27 Closed Thanksgiving
WA Post: D.C. settles long-running dispute with firefighters to pay overtime
By Ann E. Marimow
The District has settled a long-running lawsuit with city firefighters, agreeing to pay an estimated $45 million in back pay for overtime.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed off on the agreement Saturday with the head of the D.C. firefighters union.
The agreement covers more than 3,000 firefighters, according to the union president, and will award backpay dating to 2001. Beginning this month, the city also will pay time- and-a-half for those working more than 42 hours in a week.
"We have resolved overtime pay issues for the past, present, and future," Bowser said in a statement. "This settlement helps ensure that the hard-working men and women at DCFEMS are paid for the overtime that they have already worked and earned."
The agreement ends a 14-year dispute between the city and the DC Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 36, which represents firefighters and emergency services personnel. The cost is expected to be covered through surplus revenue already set aside in the city's budget.
Union president Ed Smith thanked Bowser in a statement and said the settlement "means the world to the men and women who serve the District residents every day and night."
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Brothers and Sisters,
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