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  • FyredUp
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    Originally posted by fasteddy64 View Post
    I realize that the union doesn't necessarily benefit from it, but it is a union organized fund raising activity:
    http://www.iaff.org/MDA/history.asp
    I don't agree with using department personnel and resources to accomplish it.
    Then opt out. Frankly, your beef with the Union needs to be put aside for the overall good the MDA does with the funds raised. In this case you sound like just another whiner who doesn't want to get out of the recliner. Further if the admin of your department approves this activity then it has the department stamp of approval. I would bet you would sure hate to have the story go to press that you ended fill the boot in your department over petty hatred of the Union.

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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Actually, while sponsored by many Union affiliates, it is a fund raising event that benefits individuals with Muscular Dystrophy. In no way, other than public perception of the good being done, does this benefit the Union.
    I realize that the union doesn't necessarily benefit from it, but it is a union organized fund raising activity:
    http://www.iaff.org/MDA/history.asp
    I don't agree with using department personnel and resources to accomplish it.

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  • FyredUp
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    Originally posted by fasteddy64 View Post
    This describes why some of don't agree with using on duty companies to do it.
    This is a union activity, not a fire department one. It doesn't seem right to use department personnel and resources to do fund raising.
    Actually, while sponsored by many Union affiliates, it is a fund raising event that benefits individuals with Muscular Dystrophy. In no way, other than public perception of the good being done, does this benefit the Union.

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    Originally posted by johnsb View Post
    We do it on duty from 1100-1300 over three shifts. Subway usually provides lunch for every station in the city. Companies choose their own locations, but are in service while collecting. Donations are dropped off at the batt. Chief's station, and from their taken to the union hall to be organized and deposited.
    This describes why some of don't agree with using on duty companies to do it.
    This is a union activity, not a fire department one. It doesn't seem right to use department personnel and resources to do fund raising.

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  • fyrmnk
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    Originally posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    On-duty personnel at businesses that allow us to collect at their doors. No roadside collection.
    What he said here too. On duty units are assigned, but not forced to do it. Off-duty guys sometimes volunteer to help out with the collection spots as well.

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  • captnjak
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    The members contribute and we forward it via the unions. No public fund raising of any kind is ever allowed on duty or off duty in uniform.

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  • johnsb
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    We do it on duty from 1100-1300 over three shifts. Subway usually provides lunch for every station in the city. Companies choose their own locations, but are in service while collecting. Donations are dropped off at the batt. Chief's station, and from their taken to the union hall to be organized and deposited.

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  • BoxAlarm187
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    Originally posted by fasteddy64 View Post
    I have always questioned the practice, doesnt seem fair to require someone to participate in a fund raising activity.
    Although our on-duty companies are expected to do it, they're not required. No punishment if it's not done.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    They are still doing it here, but cant do it in the street anymore

    There used to be enough volunteers to do it, but in the last few years it has been done by on-duty companies. I have always questioned the practice, doesnt seem fair to require someone to participate in a fund raising activity.

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  • BoxAlarm187
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    On-duty personnel at businesses that allow us to collect at their doors. No roadside collection.

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  • FyredUp
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    Both off duty personnel, and on duty companies.

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  • fasteddy64
    started a topic Fill the Boot?

    Fill the Boot?

    Is Fill the Boot still being done in most areas?

    How do you do it?
    Off-duty volunteers or do you use on-duty companies?

    I am asking paid departments this question.

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