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The PFFA of Louisiana says Congratulations Charlie!
Charles Fredieu has earned a place in history.
He received the first Victor Bussie Distinguished Labor Leader Award, according to Clifton Starks, president of Central Trades and labor Council of Shreveport and Vicinity — AFL-CIO.
It was presented by Shreveport Fire Fighters Association L-514.
“He is the first recipient of this award and he is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment for 57 years of service,” said Starks.
The award is named for the late former Shreveporter Victor Bussie, also a former Shreveport firefighter and an outstanding labor leader.
“While at the helm of Louisiana’s organized labor movement, Bussie made a huge impact on labor, both locally and statewide,” pointed out Starks.
(As a child and teenager we knew “Mr. Bussie” as a Queensboro neighbor and father of two of my Fair Park High School classmates. We also think fondly of an interview we had with him many years ago for a personality profile. He was a powerful figure and force to be reckoned with in those days, so a bit intimidating for a young reporter. However, he greeted me graciously in his Baton Rouge office and answered all my questions respectfully with candor. I was especially taken with the warm discussion of the grandchildren he loved.)
Fredieu follows Bussie’s legacy by championing vital issues that directly impact the professional firefighter and other labor unions in Louisiana, said Starks.
Fredieu has also been inducted into the Louisiana AFL-CIO Labor Hall of Fame because of stellar service in the labor movement, said Starks.
The honoree is still on the Fire Fighters Retirement Board of Trustees and vice president of the Central Trades and labor Council of Shreveport and Vicinity AFL-CIO.
He retired as a firefighter after 34 years in the field and was an assistant chief before he retired in 1992.
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards appointed him State Fire Marshall in 1992 and he was in that position four years.
Fredieu served in many prestigious positions. How about president of three major organizations — Shreveport Fire Fighters Local 514, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and Shreveort Central Trades and Labor Council of Shreveport and Vicinity, AFL-CIO. He was also a Special Representative of the Louisiana AFL-CIO Executive Board.
He has also been on the Governors Council on Disability Affairs, United Way and Muscular Dystrophy boards of directors.
Goodness, if you want a job well done, obviously you should hand it to a busy person.
Congrats and a toast to you, Charles Fredieu.
You have certainly served our corner of the world well.
Special tracks of high-quality, interactive training, taught by experienced instructors, presented in a convenient location and schedule – all make the 14th District Partnership Education Program (PEP) event an affordable and quality education opportunity.
Scheduled for July 23-24, 2015 in Tunica, Mississippi, this two-day event is for affiliate leaders from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Workshops begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 and conclude at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, July 24.
Choose one of two tracks, each featuring eight hours of highly interactive, skill-building workshops:
AFFILIATE LEADERSHIP TRACK
- Overview of Membership Services
- Non-Collective Bargaining Environments: Achieving Goals
- Dimensions of Leadership
- Media Strategies and Messaging
- Dimensions of Leadership
- Social Media: Implementing 21st Century Technology
- Internal Local Communications
- Organizing and Implementing a Community Outreach Program
In addition, the agenda includes a 14th District Roundtable with Q&A on July 23 from 4:45-5:45 p.m., followed by a reception from 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Registration is $135. Register today!
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Posted On: May 19, 2015 The Shreveport Firefighters Association would like to recognize and commend one of our Local 514 members and the producer of "A Day in The Life...Shreveport Fire" John Phelan for his vision recognizing Firefighter of the Year, Fernando Gonzales telling the compelling story of the Shreveport Firefighters!!! This project is gaining traction around the country, currently with over 7500 hits, and is currently featured on the front page of the IAFF Web Site!! Please click the link and watch this 5 minute documentary and push it out on Facebook and Twitter and put Louisiana on the map!!! This was an extraordinary vision and we are proud of our members!!!
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