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I.U.P.A. Local in Clermont, Florida Benefits from Collective Bargaining Negotiations

  I.U.P.A. Local Clermont Police Officers/Sgts. Union recently came to an agreement with the City of Clermont. Thanks to an excellent negotiations team, stellar leadership at the local level and from the International, and the assistance of the I.U.P.A. Research Department, officers in Clermont will enjoy extremely impressive raises this year. President Chris Martin spoke of this achievement, “Over the past year and a half, our chapter was in negotiations with the City of Clermont for a new collective bargaining agreement. During that time, I was in constant contact with Alina Johns in I.U.P.A.'s Research Department. Alina was instrumental in assisting us [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Photo of the Week: Officer Mary Thoroman Receives National Award of Valor

I.U.P.A. and Sarasota County School Police Association Member, Officer Mary Thoroman, was recognized by the National Association of School Resource Officers as the recipient of the NASRO National Award of Valor. On February 2, 2021, her keen and well trained eye alerted her to a handgun on a student. She used her de-escalation skills to talk to the student to gain their compliance, whereupon they gave her possession of the jacket and firearm. Per NASRO, “It is likely that Officer Thoroman’s prompt response and immediate action saved lives.”   Each week, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room features a photo that exemplifies the valuable [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Seeking Volunteers and Staff

  On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988). This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country. In advance of the 988 transition in July, the Lifeline suicide and crisis network is looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees to answer calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. All employees and volunteers receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today.   About 988 [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Union Plus Memorial Day Car Events

This Memorial Day, easily shop new and used cars online with the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. Plus, take advantage of your exclusive Union Member benefits: Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes. $100 rebate on new union-made cars* Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements** Search Vehicles   Disclaimer: *If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a check for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The rebate [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

UWAC Health Tips: Meet Your Nutritional Needs with a Variety of Foods

  Build a Healthy Eating Style Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition. Choose from all five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy to get the nutrients you need. Eat the right amount of calories for you based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. Eating healthy and staying active can help reduce the risk of obesity and certain diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Choose foods and drinks low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars to help you manage a healthy weight and blood pressure. Make small changes: Make half your plate fruits [...]

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Photos of the Week: National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week

Lawton Police Department in Oklahoma posted photos of their corrections officers proudly in celebration of National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week, “This week is National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week! We want to thank all those who work in the field of corrections and a special thank you to our own Correctional Officers!”     National Today shares about the history behind National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week, “We celebrate National Correctional Officers Week in the first week of May — from May 1 to 7 this year. Former President Ronald Reagan established this week on May 5, 1984. He saw the need to create [...]

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ANEW Advisors: How do VEBAs work for first-responders?

  Most first-responders retire before they are eligible for Medicare, making finding affordable health insurance challenging. Due to the physical nature of the job, first-responders rarely reach 65 before retiring and are often left with many ongoing health challenges. Without access to Medicare and the increasing cost of post-retirement benefits for associations, first-responders are in need of other options. Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Plans (VEBAs) can be an advantageous option for both first-responders and the associations where they work.   What are VEBAs?   VEBAs are used to supplement health insurance for first responders. As negotiations happen, the city may reduce health [...]

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Statement of President Cabral Regarding Increased Assaults on Police Officers

Statement of Sam A. Cabral, President of the International Union of Police Associations   Re: Increased Assaults on Police Officers According to the F.B.I., there have been an increased number of assaults on police officers and an alarming rise in their murders. Seventy-three officers were murdered in 2021, many of them in ambushes, simply because they were police officers. While F.B.I. Director Wray attributes some of the violence to the pandemic, I believe there are also several other contributors to this alarming uptick. The media has vilified law enforcement, causing them to hesitate to take action in critical situations when seconds mean [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments
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