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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

Happy Thanksgiving
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters

Thanksgiving is here and as we take time to celebrate and give thanks for all that we have, and as we prepare for the Holiday Season we would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our members who work so hard and are committed to the work we do. Day in and day out, our membership lays it on the line literally and figuratively with pride filled, professional dedication to our craft and our service to the public. We work for one of the greatest Fire Departments in the Nation, and we are represented by one of the Strongest Fire Unions in the Nation, Local 1014.

Thanksgiving is a day we now know as a Recognized Holiday to not only give thanks, but also to kick off the Holiday Season and spend time with our families and friends and eat too much and celebrate all that is good. Thanksgiving has its origins in an annual Good Harvest Thanks and was a hard fought for recognized holiday in our history. The original meal of 1621 at Plymouth Rock was not formally set into America’s History until hundreds of years later. After much debate and political influence by Presidents Washington and Lincoln and 40 years of letters from author Sarah Josepha Hale to politicians, and with the help of stores and commerce interests who wanted to kick off spending for the season entering into Christmas, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on December 26, 1941, signed a joint resolution of Congress to set the Thanksgiving Holiday to be the fourth Thursday in November. This is now a vital part of our economy as well as a day to give thanks for hard work and the fruitful harvest of our efforts. This strangely sounds a lot like a Union Operation!

As we give thanks, and celebrate the holidays we also finish with the “Hard Work” of another year of membership effort, a challenging National election cycle and Local 1014 Elections. We have much to be thankful for in all that we have accomplished and much to prepare for to enjoy continued success into next year. Elections are over and the new Local 1014 Executive Board is set and will begin immediately preparing for the hard work ahead with negotiations, Paramedic shortage, staffing issues and many other items on the plate.

Solidarity and Unity of Voice is paramount to our strength to get it done. We rose up and spoke loudly on so many items and the membership weighed in heavily in vote. Let us combine the freedom of minority opinion and majority voice to powerfully attack not just any one issue, but all of the issues that we will face heading into the New Year. We are stronger than ever and well positioned to accomplish much and navigate the challenges that lie ahead to keep our profession strong and our members well represented.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Feast and give thanks and prayer for all we are fortunate to have and remember the hard work it took to get it done, and as always we ask that you do so responsibly. Choose not to drink this holiday or limit your drinks, but if you are going to drink alcohol, remember GET A DRIVER, GET A CAB or GET A ROOMDO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!


Dave Gillotte


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1014 Executive Board Election results

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

1014 Executive Board election results 2016

The following Local 1014 members were elected on November 22, 2016 to the Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Executive Board:

Board position Name Votes Percentage
Dave Gillotte 1,060 100%
1st Vice President
Dave Morse 617 52.8%
David Baumann 550 47.1%
2nd Vice President
Lew Currier 1,047 100%
John Smolin 1,014 100%
Director (for 6 positions)
Pat Dolan 986 16.5%
Andy Doyle 962 16.1%
Mike Jones 910 15.2%
Jason Cervantes 674 11.3%
Kurt Kobler 673 11.3%
Dominic Finks 430 7.2%

David Dantic 418 7.0%
Edmond Wilson 411 6.9%
Ronald Hernandez 406 6.8%
Adam Belardi 88 1.4%

On behalf of the membership, thank you to the Elections Committee Chairman Larry Tiegen and the Elections Committee Members: Bill Curtis, Dan Hayashi, Frank Infante and Lupe Munoz for their hard work and due diligence and they are dismissed from service.

Local 1014 Elections were conducted in accoradnce with the Constitution and By-Laws of the IAFF and Local 1014 by the California Elections Company.

Local 1014 is one of the strongest, most influential sound Labor Unions in the Nation and State.  Now 3200 members strong, we must unite and get back to work with a new Board of Supervisors with contract negotiations first up after the new year.

Thank you to all and let us move forward 1014 STRONG!

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2016 Election round-up

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

2016 Election round-up
Some races STILL to close to call....

The Local 1014 Executive Board has finally recovered from our work and efforts in the November 8th General Election.  Our Union was heavily involved in the Primary and General Elections in LA County and the State and National elections as well.  We funded and worked powerfully and effectively in races that matter intensely for Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Members.

You can find a complete list of election results here.


The news of the night of course, was the Presidential Election, and our new President is Donald J. Trump.  The United States Congress and United States Senate also were won on balance by the Republican Party.  We know many of you voted Trump and many Clinton.... probably at the same rate as the national vote, almost 50/50... As you are aware the IAFF did not endorse in the Presidential race with good purpose, but we will certainly have to react to the change in the climate we exist in at the Federal Level.  While there are many issues we all put on balance for the Nation as a whole in our votes, there will be consequences we must deal with on the Union level for Firefighters in the IAFF.  I have already spoken with President Harold Schaitberger along with top Fire Union Leaders in the US, and indicated our desire to get to work early to put our members in a place where we can survive the next 4 years.  President Elect Trump, along with a Republican Controlled Congress and Senate will likely make good on his positions to fight collective bargaining nationally, put us in Social Security, tax the value of our health care contributions, cut SAFER, UASI, and FEMA grant funding in half, and with the likely appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States we will not find favor on the decisions appealed for our retirement and healthcare for existing employees like the Marin County decision that may find it's way to the US Supreme County.  We have our work cut out for us to survive, and lucky for us in California we have protections in our State Laws and MOU's for our working conditions, wages, hours and retirement and healthcare.   We must reach out to the Trump Administration and get to cutting deals or fighting to keep our place... it will not be easy, that is simply a fact. 


In the race for the United States Senate Seat in California, we saw current California Attorney General Kamala Harris received 63% of the vote to defeat Loretta Sanchez with 37%.

For California, we had remarkable victories in the US, State and Local Elections for 1014 and CPF and IAFF endorsed candidates.  United States Senator Elect Kamala Harris is a longtime friend of Local 1014 and her work as AG to protect our pensions was unparalleled by any other elected leader. We will be working closely with her on our Federal issues to keep our members protected.  We also won all US Congressional Seats we endorsed in for California. We also were victorious in the state initiatives we backed or opposed.  We won our position on 7 measures.... Props 51 and 52 (YES), Prop 53 (NO), Prop 55 (YES), Prop 58 (YES), Prop 59 (YES), and Prop 66 (YES).  WOW!


U.S. Representative Janice Hahn won the seat with 56% of the votes over Steve Napolitano who received 44% of the vote.

Kathryn Barger won the seat with 59% of the vote over Darrell Park who received 41%.

Local 1014 was once again at the center of the work in electing our two newest LA County Board of Supervisors.  Kathryn Barger in the 5th District and Janice Hahn in the 4th District.  Both races were hard fought, expensive and all in for Local 1014!  This will give us the first ever 5 Supervisor Board elected by Local 1014 and our Labor allies.  This is historic and with hard work should set Local 1014 members in a great place for the next 5 to 10 years.  We also helped gain victories in Local County Measures in an alliance with our Labor FED Partners, especially the building trades unions in passing Measure JJJ - The Build Better LA Measure that will bring thousands of LA County Jobs and Tax Revenue for our Fire District.   


Name Race
Rick Mullen (LAC Fire Captain) Malibu City Council WON
Skylar Peak (LAC Lifeguard) Skylar Peak WON
Steve Hofbauer Palmdale City Council District 2 WON
Laura Bettencourt Palmdale City Council District 3 WON
Juan Carrillo Ventura Palmdale City Council District 4 WON
Jawane Hilton City of Carson Council WON
Tom Beamish La Habra City Council WON
Tim Shaw La Habra City Council WON
Rubio Gonzalez Pomona City Council District 1 WON
Tim Sandoval Pomona City Mayor WON
YES Los Angeles County Measure A WON

Congratulations to Council Member elect Rick Mullen, Fire Captain in Battalion 5, on winning the most votes in the City of Malibu election.

Local 1014 put a ton of effort in many of our Contract Cities, but none more than in Pomona this election.  Incumbent Mayor Elliot Rothman who had turned his back on LA County Fire Fighters one time too many in the last year, was ousted and new Mayor Tim Sandoval won the race. We also helped to secure candidates in two other seats, but the count is not done for official results likely to be released Tuesday.  It was a bloody battle and election and in the end, Elliot Rothman and anyone else watching can know it is better to work with Local 1014 than against any day of the week. We will begin taking the steps to work on LF 181 staffing and a plan to return the 6 positions.  We have not forgotten nor given up! 

We would also like to say congratulations to all the other CPF affiliate Locals in their victories, but none more sweet than in Costa Mesa, where I along with President Rob Gagne and Local 1014 Members walked precincts to claim victory in two out of three races including sending the Tea Party anti-Firefighter, pension killing, 1/3 staff reducing, privatize Costa Mesa Fire Mayor Home!  We will work to help ensure he never sees the light of day again!  This was an important victory to us all indirectly in the protection of our right to provide Fire Based EMS and pension protection.  I drew inspiration from this small Local of 65 plus members once 90 plus in their Solidarity and Passion of fight to get this done.  Truly one of the greatest Firefighter Political Victories of the Decade.  Great work! 

Thanks to all Local 1014 members for providing the Solidarity that gives us the Strength and Power to get it done on so many fronts.  The work we have done this election cycle will be the core of the efforts and effectiveness in our work for the next 10 years.  There will be plenty of work for us, but in California we will find new allies in our Elected Officials like we haven't had in a long time.  Let us never rest, never be complacent, never be out of the game... "All Politics Is Local" , "Money is the Mothers Milk of Politics", and "Political Action is how we survive", it's that simple and we have done very well once again.  Share in the pride we should all have as Local 1014 Members!  

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board

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1014 Election reminder

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

1014 Elections

By now everyone should have received their 1014 Election Ballot.  If you have not, please contact the Union office IMMEDIATELY at (800) 334- 6285.


  • Ballots must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service and received in the Post Office Box by 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in order to be counted.
  • No hand-carried ballots will be accepted at the Union hall or at the Post Office.

Ballots will be counted on Tuesday, November 22nd by the California Elections Company (CEC) and the results will be posted to the web as well as sent to all stations and sites.

Thank you in advance for your vote and your voice.

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Download: 1014 election bulletin 2016.pdf
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