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.
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
Click on the links to download the Documents.
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.
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
12:00-14:00n- A. Pychinka
16:-18:00 -Dev. Grow
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.–