IAFF Local 106

Bellingham / Whatcom County Professional Fire Fighters in Bellingham, Washington.

  • Guess which state has the strongest unions?

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Nov 04, 2019

     

     

    Guess which state has the strongest unions?

    thestand.org/2019/11/guess-which-state-has-the-strongest-unions/

    New national analysis finds Washington’s unions are strongest… and growing 

    (Nov. 4, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) has long proclaimed Washington to be a “Union State.” That’s because of its high union membership rate, its groundbreaking contracts, and the state’s long history of dynamic collective action for improved labor standards — from our minimum wage, to our paid sick and family leave, to our strong safety nets for injured and laid-off workers — ...

  • 2019 General Election Endorsements

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 08, 2019

    40th District Senate: Lovelett

    Bellingham Mayor: Fleetwood

    Whatcom Co. Executive: Sidhu Bellingham Council, Ward 1: Stone

    Bellingham Council, Ward 5: Anderson

    Bellingham Council, At Large: Huthman

    Whatcom Co. Sheriff: Elfo

    Whatcom County Council, At Large: Frazey

    Port of Bellingham Commissioner, District 3: Briscoe

    Fire District 21, Position 3:  Scott Fisher and Kathy Berg

    City of Lynden Council, Position2:  Darren Johnson 

    City of Lynden Council, Position4:  Brent Lenssen 

     

     

     

     

  • PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Aug 01, 2019

    Your Whatcom Co. Primary Ballots should have been delivered to your home.  If it has not, PLEASE contact the Whatcom Co. Auditor.  L106 has done much research and many interviews to come up with a slate that we believe best represents your hours, wages and working conditions.  We will have more interviews and research on other candidates before the General Election.  I invite you to take part in these activities.  Plese lmk if that's you.  In the meanwhile, LMK if you have questions about candidates in the races other than those in which we've endorsed.

    In Solidarity,

    Colin Lowin

     

     

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  • Hollie Huthman for COB Council Rock/Beer Event on 8/1

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 30, 2019

    Fellow IAFF members,

    Here's the info for the event next Thursday. Participating State St. businesses will have fundraising specials starting at 4:00, and then the FREE show with my band (Dryland) and Stereo Donkey (surf rock, featuring Hiro from early Soundgarden) will start at 7:30. 

    This is a test to make people aware that there's an election, get people voting, and even possibly register some folks (we'll have tables at most businesses)! I think we'll do more unique stuff like this over the next few months. 

     

    Firefighters that are free that night are invited.  

     

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  • Firefighters for Joe Biden! Yes, but Why? PLEASE read note from IAFF General President Harold Shaitberger

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Apr 29, 2019

    It is your union's job to represent you on the issues that have a profound effect on your career - health and safety, wages, benefits and working conditions. It is not a duty we take lightly and not one we will not shy away from. Because whether we like it or not, every single decision that affects you, your career and the ability to provide for your family is made by a politician or someone who is appointed by a politician. With that in mind, it is important that you have a union that fights hard on your behalf in the political process.

    Many of you may not like us being involved in politics o...

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