Brothers and Sisters,
We are down to 1 month left in this 2018 General Election political season. Considering all of the challenges our Local has, this is actually a great time to make a strong showing for our candidates. We have some events during which we will show we are very relevant to our candidates' victories in November.
I challenge EVERY member of our great Local (yes, YOU) to make just one of the dates below. From BLI to Lynden, Geneva to Blaine and from Birchwood to Fairhaven, This is where the rubber meets the road for making improvements to YOUR hours, wages and working conditi...
Memorial for Neil Carlberg, December 10, 1953 - January 10, 2018
Date: September 29th, 2018
Time: 4 pm - 8pm.
Location: 2758 Barrel Springs RD, Bow WA 98232
This is a private outdoor event space at the corner of Barrel Springs RD/Peace Ln.
There will be signs at the road and hopefully someone to guide people to the parking area.
The address is slightly different to match the sign at the road but there will be other signs to mark the location. There will be overflow parking on Regulus ( 2 streets north of Peace LN, off Barrel Springs) carpooling might be a good idea.
The ground ...
PAC Report: August 2018
The Blue Wave Approaches…or does it?
The 2018 Primary elections were good for Labor and they indicate that the General should be a wake up call to those who would slam the door on firefighters and other working folks. Here is a re-cap:
Maria Cantwell, Won primary handily, 55%-25%
THE IAFF HAS ENDORSED SENATOR CANTWELL... and will continue to do so as she works hard for Labor
U.S. Representative Congressional District 1
Sisters and Brothers,
Your Political Action Committee (PAC) has met with several would-be candidates over the past few months. We've had meaningful conversations with these folks regarding your hours, wages and working conditions. We have looked into candidates' past records of voicing opinions on issues relating to the above and to Labor in general. Who supports your right to freely organize? Who believes that presumptive cancer coverage makes sense for firefighters? Who voted for our PTSD bill last year? Who supports Union Labor for our next Medic 1 unit?
It has been challenging to b...
Thank you to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for Co-Sponsoring this bill, and to President Trump for signing the bill. Let's hope this can help health officials determine how to minimize firefighter deaths due to cancer.
Summary: H.R.931 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
There are 3 summaries for H.R.931. Passed House amended (09/12/2017)Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/08/2017)Introduced in House (02/07/2017)
Passed House amended (09/12/2017)