District 5 Report
1. Anadarko - Nothing New
2. Altus - Nothing New
3. Chickasha - Doing the PFFO presentation November 1st.
4. Duncan - Began negotiations, City now using Margaret
Love to do their negotiations. Fire Chief resigning effective
November 17th after the firefighters did a second vote of no
confidence. Did the PFFO presentation about the
upcoming elections with Chalk on October 20th. Had a
very good crowd and believe we opened some eyes and
hopefully those people will get out to vote.
5. Lawton – Rick and I met with their guys to prep for a termination case that will be November 15th and 16th. Rick is putting on the case.
6. Newcastle – Currently in negotiations but close to getting a deal done. Signed 4 or 5 tentative agreements last meeting and hopefully we can finish up soon. City using Michael Bates and this has definitely sped up the process.
7. Mustang - Nothing new
8. Frederick - Nothing New
Crossover work in other Districts and/or other PFFO business: Attended the State and Provincial meeting earlier this month with Jim Long. Had a good time and there was a lot of information exchanged. The IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger attending and brought everyone up to speed with what was happening at the IAFF and in DC. Gave update on the 9-11 bill and the National Collective Bargaining Bill. He informed us that the Collective Bargaining bill will be brought up for a straight up and down vote after the November 2nd elections but before Christmas.