Hickory Local 2653 History

Hickory – Bits & Pieces of History

Firemen Join Union

The Hose & Nozzle, November – December 1978

Some 55 firemen now organized as Chapter 2653 of the International Association of Fire Fighters want Hickory city officials to take notice that “we are here”, Tom R. Mull, chairman of the group said

            “We need unity and the majority,” said Mull after accepting the group’s charter from James King of New York, the association’s field representative.  “We can’t bargain for a contract, but we do want to talk.”

Welcome Hickory Local 2653

North Carolina Professional Fire Fighters, Spring 1979

By: NCPFF President John Doran

The NCPFFA is in the process of establishing an attorney for public employees in North Carolina with the North Carolina Labor Law Center.  We have presented a proposal to our International and have received the support of the International’s Executive Board in establishing this position through our public employee’s department.  We look forward for approval from PED’s executive Board.

We would, at this time, like to welcome the Hickory Fire Fighters Association, Local 2653, into our State Association and thank them for hosting the 1978 seminar.