IAFF Local 106

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

  • PAC Update: Our Bills in Olympia now have Sponsors

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Feb 15, 2019

    Last week the WSCFF assisted our friends in Olympia to file HB1909 and it’s companion SB5844 which relates to the confidentiality of workers comp records. Senators Dhingra and Kuderer are two of the Sponsors.  If you recall, we endorsed BOTH of their campaigns this past summer.

     

    On the same day,  HB1913 and companion SB5849 which is presumptive disease expansion were filed. Both bills are scheduled for a hearing next week and we expect both to sail through their respective committees.

    No update on our benefit improvement account yet. Guessing we will know more when the house and senate budget...

  • PAC Update: U.S. House Introduces Collective Bargaining Bill for Public Safety Workers

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Feb 15, 2019

    Vice-President Pethick and I will be working on educating our elected officials in Washington D.C.  We travel to our nation's capital to stand in SOLIDARITY for Fire Fighters throughout the U.S.  The below is one of the issues we will be working on.  To be clear, we currently enjoy collective bargaining in Washington State.  This is NOT because it was given to those who came before us.  They fought like hell to obtain this priveledge.  And we work hard to bring this to other first responders as well as to confirm it for our own.

     

    The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2019 (HR...

  • PAC Report: Jan/Feb 2019

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Feb 07, 2019

    PAC Report Jan/Feb, 2019

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Brothers Pethick, Glorioso and I had the honor of representing Local 106, along with hundreds of other Union brothers and sisters from around the state, in Olympia on January 28-30.  We were there to speak with our elected officials about ways to improve firefighter working conditions. 

    Fortunately, we were able to meet with newly elected Representatives Lekanoff from the 40th and Shewmake from the 42nd, as well as Representative VanWerven from the 42nd.  Senator Ericksen declined to make time to meet us.  Senator Ranker had just stepped down from...

  • Rock the COB Vote: More FTEs Please...

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Nov 30, 2018

    COB Council to vote on measure by Council Membrer Bornneman to add 2 ADDDIONAL FTE's in this budget.  Last Chance! 12/3, Monday, 1320@ COB Council Chambers, upstairs in City Hall.  Let's fill it 'n' show 'em!

  • PAC Report: November 2018

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Nov 08, 2018

    2018 General Election Results:  L106 made some progress with our elected officials in this election.  Thanks to your supporting the Local's PAC efforts, we will have a seat with law makers, be it in D.C., Olympia, or right here in Whatcom Co.  We will keep you posted as to how this develops.

     

    WIN:  U.S. Senate: Cantwell

    WIN: U.S. Congress, 1st District: DelBene

    WIN: U.S. Congress, 2nd District: Larsen 

    Loss...Win?: WA 42nd District Senate Senate: Vargas

    WIN: WA 42nd District Representative: Shewmake

    WIN: WA 40th District, Representative: Lekanoff

    WIN: WA 40th District, Representative: Morris

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