9 05, 2017

General Membership Meeting

2017-05-09T11:34:14-04:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

The next Union Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Start time is 6:30pm.

There will be no meetings in June, July or August. General Membership Meetings will start again on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm.

9 05, 2017

2017 Transfer Request Deadline

2017-05-09T11:28:12-04:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

The Fire Division is preparing to distribute a Transfer List in Mid-2017. The Office of the Fire Chief will be accepting transfer requests effective immediately with a deadline of May 31, 2017. All transfer requests must be received by the deadline listed with complete signatures through the members’ proper Chain of Command. Requests submitted after this date will not be accepted.

All members are reminded of Department of Public Safety Memo 2016-109 dated December 30, 2016. This Memorandum instructs members interested in submitting a transfer request to Arson, Rescue or Special Operations to submit the proper Request for Reassignment-Specialized Company form. All Transfer Requests are at the discretion of the Public Safety Director. Any member that submits a Transfer Request is not guaranteed the requested assignment.

Any transfer request previously submitted will be considered rescinded.

The following is a list of current Field Openings…


Engine 7
Engine 26
Truck 6
Rescue 1
Engine 5
Engine 16- (2 openings)


Engine 11
Engine 26
Rescue 1


Truck 12
Engine 13- (2 openings)
Engine 28
Rescue 1
Engine 29
Engine 19



Engine 15
Truck 6
Engine 28
Engine 16
Truck 8

8 01, 2015

NFU Valor Awards Dinner Dance

2017-02-07T16:52:34-05:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Valor Awards Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Newark Club located @ One Newark Center, Newark,NJ. The event starts at 7:00pm with a Cocktail Hour and the ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Tickets are $60.00 for members and $75.00 for non-members. Come out and support this years winners.

Gold Award- Firefighter Jaime Santiago, Jr.

Silver Award- Firefighter Khalif N. Boyer

Bronze Award- Firefighter Lonzia Ellison, III and Firefighter Jeray Walker

Team Award- Captain John Norvis            Firefighter Thurman Phillips

Captain Joseph Delikat          Firefighter Wilson Vasquez

Captain Orlando Arce            Firefighter Nelson Moreno

Firefighter Gilberto Gonzalez

Firefighter Daniel Figueroa

Firefighter Reynard Gasavage

18 03, 2014


2017-02-07T16:56:01-05:00March 18th, 2014|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments


Attention: City of Newark Employee Union Representatives

Re: Global Pharmaceutical Plan

Date: March 17, 2014

Please be advised that the City of Newark has made a business decision to terminate prescription services with Global Pharmaceutical Plan effective at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014.  All employees, retirees and family members will be affected by same.

Members will automatically be enrolled into Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription plan effective 4/1/2014. (This is the plan members enjoyed immediately prior to Global prescription plan.)

Toward a smooth transition, we ask that you assist us in relaying this change to your members.  While there will be changes in GROUP numbers, the remaining information on the member’s old Horizon Prime Therapeutics card will be valid as of 4/1/2014; therefore those who are still in possession of their old cards can use them on that date.

Every attempt will be made to ensure that all subscribers receive their Horizon Prime Therapeutics prescription cards in a timely fashion.  As of 4/1/2014, those who need their prescription information in order to fill immediate prescriptions can contact Horizon’s Pharmacy Member Services at 1.800.370.5088 or go online to www.horizonblue.com or call/visit the Employee Benefits Office for assistance as needed.  In many cases, the member’s pharmacy will still have the member’s Horizon Prime information in their computer systems.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we make this transition/return to Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription Plan.

16 12, 2013

New Prescription Cards

2017-02-07T16:56:43-05:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Please be advised that all employees and eligible retirees will have a GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS prescription plan effective January 1, 2014.  Cards and information for Global Pharmaceuticals are being mailed to your home address currently.

Effective 1/1/2014, please discard your previous Prescription cards (Horizon- Prime Therapeutics) and begin using the Global Pharmaceuticals card.  When you visit your pharmacy on/after 1/1/2014, you will

need to take the new card to your pharmacy so that it can be added to your record in place of your old card. 

Although your ID number has not changed, you cannot use your old prescription card after 1/1/2014. Your copayment amount will not change.

Information concerning your Global Pharmaceuticals plan is below and in the Open Enrollment Booklets for your information.

Prescription Drug Coverage – NEW PBM – GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS

The City of Newark prescription drug benefits depend upon the union contractual agreements that apply to you.

A brief description of each plan is below. Eligible dependents may be covered up to age 26.

If you are unsure which level of benefits you are entitled to please contact the Employee Benefits Unit.


Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$1.50 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply


Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$5 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply


Retail Prescription Drugs

$5 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$10 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

On all plans, for medically necessary medications, one copayment will be applied for each 100 unit dose quantity. For orders which exceed 100 units copayments will be based on the day supply as follows:

1 to 34 day supply – 1 copayment

35 to 60 day supply – 2 copayments

60 to 90 day supply – 3 copayments


Retail/Mail Order Prescription Drugs

20% of cost (coinsurance) for each Generic/Brand Drug or Supply


Valerie Key
Assistant Director
Division of Personnel

9 12, 2013

4th Tour Christmas Party

2013-12-09T13:59:55-05:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Events|0 Comments

4th Tour Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Special Appearance by the Rockettes
Tickets are $40.00 per person

Flamboyan Manor
147 Verona Avenue
Newark, NJ

for tickets call:
Captain Calvin Smith (973)733-7433
F/F Ondre Roberts (973)733-7435
F/F Ray Montalvo (973)733-7432
F/F Danny Cruz (73)733-7430
F/F Kenny Perez (973)733-7487

11 02, 2013

Union Meeting

2017-02-07T16:57:17-05:00February 11th, 2013|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

The Union meeting for this Thursday is being re-scheduled for next Thursday, February 21. Reason being, there has been no quorum in the past on Valentine’s Day so we decided to move the meeting. If you have any questions regarding this change, call the office.