At the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana convention, General President Harold Schaitberger and 14th District Vice President Danny Todd presented one of our newest affiliates — Jennings, LA Local 5239 – with a framed copy of its charter.
“Welcoming a new local into the IAFF family is one the best parts of my job,” says 14th District Vice President Todd. “The members of our new local in Jennings are a motivated group of fire fighters. I am confident they will be a great addition to this bold union.”
“It was an honor to receive our charter,” says Local 5239 President Corey LaMarque. “Everyone at the state convention made us feel at home. We look forward to networking and getting ideas about building a strong labor-management relationship with the City of Jennings and learning the best strategies for assisting our members.”
LaMarque says the membership has notified city decision-makers about the formation of the local and the two sides are working on having an open dialogue about the issues.
Joining President LaMarque on the Local 5239 Executive Board are: Vice President Coty Courville, Secretary Joshua Sonnier and Treasurer Shawn O’Quinn.