CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose? of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
What happened to American labor unions?
Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a 97-year low. A mere 11.3% of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal 6.6%, down from a peak of 35% during the 1950s.
This morning, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued this statement on Congress’ plan to hold fire fighter retirement hostage for Trade Promotion Authority agenda.
Check out the new IAFF Bi-Monthly series "IAFF Dispatch", it features the work of IAFF members from across the United States and Canada. Here is the first edition.
This years Memorial was moved inside due to weather. Special thanks to 9News anchor Corey Rose who served as this years guest speaker. Corey's father, Gary, died due to job related cancer after a 32 year career with LA City Fire. The Colorado Memorial holds the names of 144 Colorado Fire Fighters that have died in the line of duty.