IAFF President: Volunteering "a personal choice"

08/21/2002
Washington, D.C. -- In response to the growing trend of local unions harassing career firefighters for volunteering and increasing concerns on Capitol Hill regarding the issue, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger wrote a letter dated July 25 to Rep. Felix J. Grucci, Jr. (R-NY) to address the issue. The letter outlines the IAFF's position on union members who are affiliated with volunteer fire companies."Although the IAFF has certainly fallen short of telling their locals to stop harassing their firefighters who volunteer during their off-duty hours, we are encouraged that Mr. Schaitburger's letter states that the IAFF does not support act...

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