Union Meeting President's Report

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
President's Report for Special Membership Meeting
Hilton New York - JFK Airport Hotel - Queens, NY

Special Business

  • Proposed Constitution Amendments
    The proposed UFA Constitution Amendments will be discussed and voted upon today. The UFA Executive Board would like to thank all the Constitution Committee members that attended the September meeting. The Executive Board and Constitution Committee's votes along with the complete text of the Proposed Amendments are also attached to this report.
  • UFA 2018 Calendars Available Today
    Delegates or alternates should pick up their Company's calendars at today's meeting, calendars are at your Borough Trustee table.
  • Security Benefit Fund (SBF) Help Table Today
    Members who require help regarding dental, prescription drugs, optical or any other benefits provided via the UFA SBF, should visit the SBF table today. SBF personnel are there to help you.

Today's Agenda

Con Con Win
The UFA would like to thank all our members for their efforts in defeating Proposition #1 and voting down having a Constitutional Convention.

Political Action
The UFA Executive Board would like to thank all our members that turned out at the various campaign sites on Election Day. UFA Vice President LeRoy McGinnis will update the membership concerning the results.

OLR/Contract Update
The President will update the membership about the current status of our negotiations with OLR.

NYC Halloween Terrorist Attack
We would like to thank the members who responded for an outstanding job. While the world was watching, you made the City and the Department proud.

    CTTF Update
    The President will update the membership in regards to recent activity related to the CTTF.

    Social Media
    Social media remains an ongoing issue. The president shall update members on current issues related to social media.

    Drug Testing Audit
    The UFA requested an audit of the companies chose for random drug testing. The President will update the membership in regards to this situation.

    Response Route Restrictions
    If your response routes have become restricted due to: street closures, side walk barriers, pedestrian gathering areas, the UFA would like Delegates to notify their respective Trustees as well as following the proper chain of command of any usual or new restrictions to their response area.

    UCT/EMS Tickets
    Please continue to send in any bad UCT or EMS tickets. Since the beginning of October we have over 250 bad tickets and that's only from a handful of companies. Send to: UnionAlerts@ufanyc.org

    IAFF/NYSPFFA Event Report
    Vice President McGinnis and Recording Secretary Eustace attended the IAFF/NYSPFFA Social Media Workshop in Albany October 17 & 18.

    Dental Open Enrollment
    UFA Dental Enrollment Period is from October 15th to December 15th. Effective date January 1st. Any changes received after December 15th will be effective February 15th.

    UFA Scholarship Update
    UFA Scholarship Checks Mailed: All UFA Scholarship checks were mailed out to recipients, last week. If your child has not received a check by November 13, please call Erin O'Donovan at the UFA #212-545-6965.


    Gerard Fitzgerald
    UFA President