PROGRESS THROUGH UNITY
MOVING FORWARD Together
It’s no secret that all ICEP members have been without raises since September of 2018 and that they have been fighting company management through the National Labor Relations Board on several fronts — side by side with the IAFF Local I-60.
The NLRB recently ruled in favor of AMR in an appeal, sending the union consolidation cases back the the local NLRB Region for reconsideration and potentially another lengthy hearing. This process can potentially take another year or two before it is finalized — that’s another one or two years without improvements to our wages, benefits and working conditions.
The ICEP Executive Board has been working with its’ national IAEP representatives and the the IAFF Local I-60 (who represents EMTs, Paramedics, and Nurses in Maricopa County, Pinal County, Pima County, and Graham County) to provide options to current ICEP bargaining unit members.
After a lot of discussion with the NLRB, IAEP, ICEP and IAFF attorneys, and the respective executive boards, the ICEP leadership believes that the best viable option for ICEP Life Line (formerly PMT) personnel is to be represented by the IAFF Local I-60 in their existing bargaining unit.
The ICEP executive board has worked tirelessly to explore all options that would give its’ members the best possible outcome — and that option is to consolidate into the IAFF Local I-60’s existing bargaining unit. This process requires ICEP members, and non-members if they would like, to complete an online authorization form that collects specific data for use by the National Labor Relations Board.
While this move forward will mean the end of ICEP, it will ensure that all of its members will have many more job opportunities throughout Arizona as well as gain the many economic and other benefits secured in the IAFF’s 2019-2023 collective bargaining agreement. This includes wage increases, attendance bonuses, and many other improvements in working conditions.
To do this, ICEP and IAFF need your support.
ICEP Life Line personnel who would like to support the consolidation, and join the IAFF should complete the online interest authorization form and membership application by clicking the link below.
You do not have to become an IAFF member to support the merger of ICEP’s bargaining unit into the IAFF Local I-60, though your membership is highly encouraged to ensure that you have a voice in who represents you and on important decisions that impact your hours, wages, and working conditions.