Political Action

  • 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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  • 2018 IAFF L106 General Election Endorsement List

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 19, 2018

    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: ...

  • L106 PAC Opportunities! : THIS Friday n Saturday. Please and Thank You (BEER)

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 10, 2018

     

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      Brothers and Sisters,  

      We are only 26 days away from Election Day! Come join us this Friday for an evening with Eric Richey, our endorsed candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, before we make the final push into November. We would love for you to come by, show your support for the campaign and join the fun!  We will drink Beer.  Beer is good.

      When: Friday, October 12th / 5:30 p.m. 



  • PAC Participation! NOW is time to solidify relationships

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 26, 2018

    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...

  • Neil Carlberg Memorial: This Saturday, 9/29

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 26, 2018

    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: 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)

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  • 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...