IAFF Local 106

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

  • Alcoa Plant Closure: Petition to The President

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on May 07, 2020

     

    Brothers and Sisters,

    The economic impact of Alcoa closing its Italco aluminum smelter this June will be devestating for Whatcom County.  It means a loss of over 700 family wage union jobs.  It will also mean handing over one more large aspect of infracsture overseas and once again putting our country in a challenging spot when it comes to providing ourselves needed resources.

    Senators Murray and Cantwell, as well and Congress Members Larsen and DelBene are working on a higher level to mimimize the impact this could have.  You can do somethingm, too:  Please take action using the following a...

  • Joe Biden: WHY is my Union Endorsing??!!

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Mar 06, 2020

    Joe’s Record of Support for Fire Fighters

    As president, Joe Biden will continue to stand up for working families and public safety, just as he has throughout his political career. He will be a leader on issues that give fire fighters a voice on protecting their community.

    We know this because Joe has been with fire fighters - personally and publicly – since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate. His record on the issues important to public safety and to our members is clear - he has had and always will have our back.

    Joe’s record speaks for itself.

    • In an effort to give fire fighters and ot...

  • 2019 General Election Recap: Local 106 Crushes It!

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Dec 20, 2019

    Your Local Assisted our Endorsed Candidates in Winning 11/12 races:  92%, fellow firefighters...not bad at all.

    We will speak directly with these officials when we have areas of concern.  We have their ears.  Thank you for your allowing the resources to make this happen.

     

    40th District Senate: Lovelett: Win!

    Bellingham Mayor: Fleetwood: Win!

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

    Bellingham Council, Ward 5: Anderson: Win!

    Bellingham Council, At Large: Huthman: Win!

    Whatcom Co. Sheriff: Elfo: Win!

    Whatcom County Council, At Large: Frazey: Win!

    Port of Bellingham C...

  • So-Called 'Cadillac Tax' on Your Health Insurance KILLED

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Dec 20, 2019

    After years of delays and indecision, Congress has finally acted to stand up for hardworking Americans, do what is right and repeal the employer-provided health insurance tax, more commonly referred to as the Cadillac Tax.

    “The Cadillac Tax is finally dead, and along with it one of the IAFF’s most important legislative priorities has been realized,” says General President Harold Schaitberger. “Employer-provided healthcare is part of this union’s foundation and we will continue in our fight to protect it at every opportunity, whether it be a tax or an attack that attempts to take it away comple...

  • 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 — ...

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