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Sign the Petition Today to Support Fallen Firefighter Families
Join 2,000 Others in Urging Governor Brown to Sign AB 1373 into Law


Can you imagine the nightmare of being put "on the clock" while dying from a terminal illness caused by your job? Being told that if you live just one more day, your family will lose out on critical death benefits?

For too many of our brother and sister firefighters, that nightmare is something they face every day.

Governor Brown can put an end to this practice simply by signing AB 1373, CPF-sponsored legislation to shut off this arbitrary "death clock." 

2,000 people have already signed the petition and we need you to add your voice today!

Urge Governor Brown to support the families of fallen heroes.

Right now, families of fallen heroes only qualify for death benefits if he or she dies within 240 weeks of the diagnosis.

AB 1373 closes this cruel loophole and ensures that families get access to the benefits they deserve – and that's why AB 1373 passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support.

We need your help getting the message out.

Please sign the petition urging Governor Brown to sign AB 1373.

Share this link and urge your friends and colleagues to sign as well.

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IAFF Introduces New Online Pension Module

With public pensions under attack, it is more important than ever to get involved in the oversight and monitoring of your pension system. 

The  IAFF has developed a new online learning module -- Understanding Public Pensions -- to help IAFF members understand how public pensions operate, learn some of the pitfalls and know the questions that are important to ask pension board members, trustees, plan administrators and other stakeholders.  

As fire fighter and other public employees' pensions continue to come under attack by politicians and the media who repeatedly characterize your retirement benefits as “overly generous” and a "burden on taxpayers," it is vital that, as a labor leader, you are knowledgeable about public pension systems and how they operate. 

Click here to begin the Understanding Public Pensions module.

This is the second in a series of pension modules, and is designed for affiliate leaders. Introduction to Public Pensions-- the first in the series -- provides a basic understanding of public pensions. This module was developed to provide members with essential information on public pensions. 

Click here to begin the Introduction to Public Pensions module. 

For additional information, click here to visit the IAFF Pension Resources web site or contact the IAFF Pension Resources Department at (202) 824-1576.


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Online Checklist Helps CalPERS Members Plan for Retirement

Online Checklist Helps CalPERS Members Plan For Retirement

CalPERS members who are thinking about retiring in the near future can use the new, online CalPERS Retirement Planning Checklist. The checklist will provide members information starting one year before retirement to the retirement date. It gives quick access to retirement planning tools, publications, forms, and other important resources all in one place.

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