Jake’s Message

Some say trust has been broken. That change isn’t possible. That our union is at risk.

Jake Lemonda

The IAFF has been built on a good foundation. But recent events have put our Union in harm’s way.  A lack of transparency and financial responsibility by some in leadership has left our members exposed and our organization in need of reform. 

Having someone as GST from the outside, who can partner with our district vice presidents and our GP, is what we need now to strengthen that IAFF foundation we all depend on.

As your GST, I can assure you that transparency won’t just be the watchword of the office. From board meetings to record keeping, transparency will be driving every action. The IAFF is not just your union. It’s your hard-earned dollars. You are entitled to know how it’s spent, and that dues are spent with only your best interests in mind.