Election Results update

Good morning. As the fallout of mail-in ballots starts to settle we have a more clear picture of our most important race.

Pete Schweyer 12816

Write in 2709

Thanks to the support of our members who came out to the polls to aggressively support Pete, he was able to hand the write-in candidate a crushing defeat.

The PAC fund was instrumental in his overwhelming win. The last week leading to the election, we were able to send a mailer to Republican and Independent Super Voters highlighting his support for Fire Fighters. We’ve been told that our mailer was instrumental in his election day voting numbers. We were able to show how valuable we are to campaigns if candidates are valuable to us. More importantly, we highlighted that we are dedicated friends and in that world, it’s a rarity.

In just a few short years our PAC has propelled us into a “Must talk to” organization if you want to win. That is what we have been working towards and will continue to solidify our standing locally as well as in the state.

We helped Pete retain his seat which will help us continue our positive growth through state funding. Now we need members who were unsure of the PAC fund to donate. We have been able to get things done for the Department because of the PAC fund. Please help us continue our growth and donate to the PAC.

Next up, the most important race for us… the 2021 Mayoral race. We are going to need a lot of members to step up to the plate and help us at the polls getting our Mayoral candidate a win. This time we covered the Southside, next time it is citywide. Please help us out. With all the crazy names out there we are going to need to stand solidly behind our candidate. We have a strong relationship with our current administration and it has produced, ie. contract, increased manpower, new equipment, and Truck.
This is due to our advocacy and the PAC fund.

The PAC fund gives us a voice. If you already donate thank you. If you are not a donor please consider helping us and donate.

Thank you,

Adam Perreault

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Deputy Chief Robert W Wallitsch.

Chief Wallitsch joined AFD on June 6, 1949, and retired on July 6, 1985. Our condolences go out to Robert’s family.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 10-11 am at Burkholder’s Funeral Home at 16th/Hamilton Sts.

Here are the documents from the Meeting. There are links to the Documents for download and a Reminder below.

Benefit Side by Side

Memorandum of Agreement 



Memorandum Of Agreement

Benefit Side by Side Document

Click on the links to download the Documents.

 

**Also REMINDER**

A contract ratification vote if necessary will be held on November 9th, 2020.  The voting will take place in the Union Office from 1400-1830 hrs. You can vote while on shift.

 

 Thank you to the following members for helping, or offering to help, the Local makes a difference at the polls: Leroy Bachert, Chris Groller, Jody Mongolitz, John Hammel, Jason Tatum, Zach Shepard, Lloyd Evans, John Eddleman, Tim Bruce, Chad Ege, Devin Grow, Bob Xander, Joe Kemmerer.
 Without your help, we would not have been able to make a big impact. We did just that yesterday. Pete Schweyer needed our help and we showed him and others watching, that Local 302 is a strong ally and will come out big for our friends. We made a significant impact in the polls no matter what happens. Pete is extremely grateful and will always be loyal to us. This is how we grow our Union as well as our Department.
 You, the members of Local 302, are our strength and without your support, we would not be able to demonstrate our resolve.
Thanks again to all of those who answered the call. We look forward to having more members come out in the future and help in showing that Local 302 is a must-have friend to get elected.
 We will post updates to our election results as they become more clear.
 Next up the Mayoral race in 2021.
Thank you,
Adam Perreault
 Tuesday is election day and we need help at the polls. This is an extremely important election year for Local 302. Our friends who help secure funding, protect Act 111 and workers rights, and help to give Allentown Fire Fighters a voice on the state and Federal stage are facing serious opposition. If the opposition candidates win we will no longer have representatives that will stand up for us. I promise you they will only care about their crazy anti labor or anti public safety agenda. We need you to come out and represent Local 302 at the polls and show support for candidates who will support us and answer our calls day and night. This is how we will continue our growth in strength, safety, and numbers as Allentown Fire Fighters. Supporting candidates who support us allows us to secure funding for special teams equipment, new apparatus, and negotiate good contracts. We need members
 to staff both morning and afternoon polls. This is it, this is how we stand up for our needs as Allentown Fire Fighters. Don’t assume that someone else will do it, come out and help. Text or call Perreault (484)892-1787 for details and availability.

Brothers,

Attached you will find a sample Ballot for Local 302’s General Election. Elections will take place on Monday, November 2nd 2020 from 1000-1930. The election will be held at the American Legion at 1615 Sumner Ave. You may not vote while on duty.

Any questions contact Secretary Custer at 610-597-0325.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Attention Local 302 Members

In Accordance with Article 4 Section 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws, there will be a special meeting on Monday, November 2nd, 2020.

The purpose of the meeting is to give an update and discuss contract negotiations.  The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 576 at 1615 Sumner Ave. at 1330 and 1615 hrs

 

A contract ratification vote if necessary will be held on November 9th, 2020.  The voting will take place in the Union Office from 1400-1830 hrs.

 

302 Election Slots Open For November 2nd

10:00-12:00- Hammel

12:00-14:00n- A. Pychinka

14:00-16:00 -Kemmerer

16:-18:00 -Dev. Grow

18:00-19:30- Zellin

 

November 3rd is rapidly approaching. This election is not only pivotal in the presidential election but even more so locally. Pete Schweyer our current Representative is facing a serious challenger and stands to lose the seat. Pete has been a staunch friend of firefighters and has been instrumental in helping to rebuild the Department. Let’s support our friend get Pete re-elected. To get this done we need to show force. We can show force by handing out support literature at the polling stations. This is a very effective method of supporting a candidate.  We get to the voters as they go in to cast their votes. A lot of times this makes a difference in undecided or uninformed voters. We need a lot of members to come out and show Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters support Pete like he supports us.  Do not assume someone else is going to do it, we need everyone. Contact Perreault (484) 892-1787 with your shirt size and availability.–