3 11, 2011

Election Day, November 8, 2011

2011-11-03T20:34:24+00:00November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Brothers & Sisters,  I would like to take an opportunity to offer some advice on the upcoming elections.  We, as professional firefighters of this great State have been under direct attack by your State Elected officials to demonize you as the problem for this state and municipality woes.  It wasn’t all that long ago that firefighters, police, & teachers were the heroes of today’s society. Apparently, Elected officials saw an opening and rammed their ugly heads through it by making us the official scapegoats to all State, County, and local budgetary problems.  The Newark Firefighters Union has heard, loud and clear, the complaints, the rants, and the frustration that we all feel over such a travesty.

I, as your Union President, am not going to sit here and tell you that you should be paying attention to this election. You should know this by now…. I’m not going to tell you that this Election is an important tool to show these Elected officials that we are not the enemy, you should know that by now.  I’m not going to tell you that one hour, out of your day on Tuesday, to vote out any official who supported the Health Benefit & Pension reform, is a show of solidarity, you should know this already.  And lastly, I’m not going to tell you just whom to cast your vote for, their has been enough discussion in the last couple of months as to which candidate supported you or sold you out, you should know this by now……

Their are plenty of good candidates from both sides of the political table that deserve the lever to be pulled for them.  Please consider, as you pull that lever, which candidate represents what’s best for you and your families, what’s best for you, in your job as a professional firefighter, and whats best for the future of all firefighters, police, teachers, & all public workers across this great State.

Now is the time for UNITY!  Your vote could decide the future for all of us!!


Charles H. West

President, N.F.U.

13 04, 2011

Newark FD unveils 5 new fire trucks

2011-04-13T22:04:32+00:00April 13th, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Mayor Cory Booker, Fire Director Fateen Ziyad and Fire Chief John Centanni unveiled five new trucks. The new vehicles debuted during a morning ceremony at the department’s Central Ward training facility.

The city received funding for the Haz-Mat trucks through a $750,000 federal grant, Ziyad said, and paid for one of the new engines through its Haz-Mat fund.

Full Article @ NJ.Com

4 02, 2011

House Arrest/Sick Leave

2011-02-04T14:46:58+00:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Settlement Agreement


City of Newark and Newark Firefighters Union

New Jersey State Board of Mediation Case No. 10-0352


The City of Newark and the NFU agree to resolve the above referenced matter as follows:

1. The current sick leave policy is to call members only on duty days to confirm that they are home in accordance with City policy.

2. The City will maintain the status quo of only calling members on duty days to confirm they are home.  Members will not be called on non-duty days for this purpose.

3. The NFU shall withdraw the grievance regarding this matter.


This grievance was settled on January 20, 2011.

27 10, 2010


2010-10-27T14:58:32+00:00October 27th, 2010|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments



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