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...
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...
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!
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...
Your L106 Leadership understands that each of us has a 'basket of issues' we look at when casting our votes. It may be that Faith guides many of these choices for you. It may be your concerns about the environment. What your leadership does believe is that your labor deserves a voice as well, your hours, wages and working conditions. To those ends, we have done reasearch and interviews to determine who we believe represents these interests best, be it in the North Whatcom Fire Commision, the Port of Bellingham Commission, The U.S. Senate or the Washington State Legislature.
U.S. Senate: ...