IAFF Local 106

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

  • PAC Report: Aug/Sept. 2018

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 05, 2018

    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:

    FEDERAL 

    U.S. Senator

    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

    Suzan DelBe...

  • 2018 IAFF L106 Primary Election Endorsement List

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 18, 2018

    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...

  • Federal Cancer Registry Bill Clears Final Hurdle: It's a law!

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 18, 2018

    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)

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    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)                    

     Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

    Shown Here:
    Passed House amended (09/12/2017)

    Firefighter...

  • Federal Cancer Bill Passes Both Houses! Please Sign, President Trump

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 22, 2018

    This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, by unanimous consent, sending the bill to the president for his signature. This final action by Congress is the culmination of several years of work by the IAFF to establish a one-of-a-kind national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters. 

    The Centers for Disease Control within the Department of Health and Human Services will partner with the IAFF and public health experts to establish the registry, which will collect detailed data on the occurrence of cancer in fire fighters. This dat...

  • How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics: D or R...or I or G or whichever Party works for you !

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 07, 2018

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Having had the opportunity to live in a 'Communist' country overseas, I've experienced a system without democracy.  It sucks.  The responsibility/luxury of choosing our leasders and political direction is something which makes the U.S. sitll worth fighting for.  Yet politics can seem daunting.  Where does one begin?  I recently came across a good article which breaks Democratic participation down.  I thought it was good enough to share with everyone in the local.

    https://www.nytimes.com/guides/year-of-living-better/how-to-participate-in-government?campaignId=7WWW8&tp=i-H4...

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