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Joe Norman's Weekly Newsletter - Issue #5

Joe Norman
Joe Norman
March 31, 2021
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REMINDER: The MFFA Foundation Scholarship Application period has opened. The MFFA Foundation awards ten (10) $1,000 scholarships to children of IAFF Local 1784 members. The winners are awarded by random drawing in April. Applications must be completed in full to be considered. The deadline to submit an application is April 9, 2021 at 3:00pm.
Today marks the final day of negotiations with the City. Negotiations have been slow and tedious, but some changes have been made. We should wrap-up wage negotiations today. Information will be forthcoming from the office with more specifics.
TN HB-0553/SB-0995
March 29, 2021: Bill passes TN House and Senate unanimously.
The Tennessee Professional Firefighters, along with help from IAFF Locals across the state were successful in getting our legislation passed that adds a presumption for infectious diseases for which a pandemic has been declared by the World Health Organization or the federal centers for disease control and prevention, and for which the governor has declared a state of emergency.
An emergency rescue worker employed after July 1, 2015, must undergo a pre-employment physical and test negative for the infectious disease, in order to receive the benefit of the presumption. Additionally, if there is a vaccine for the infectious disease and an emergency rescue worker refuses the vaccine without medical justification from a physician, the worker loses the benefit of the presumption.
More information on this very important legislation will be shared as soon as it is available.
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